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Bitcoin bandits do in bank in Canada

/ Mar 06, 2014

Bitcoin bandits do in bank in Canada

A Canada-based bank specializing in bitcoins said it has closed after computer hackers stole its digital currency. The closure of the Flexcoin bank comes only a week after the collapse of Mt. Gox, a major bitcoin exchange. The Japan-based Mt. Gox also linked its demise ...

In Crimea, Moscow's reality war in full force

/ Mar 06, 2014

In Crimea, Moscow's reality war in full force

Two days before Russian forces began the operation to seize Crimea, somebody threw two Molotov cocktails through the window of Black Sea TV. "It was a warning to us, so that we would stop," recalls Alexandra Kvitko, editor-in-chief of the only independent television station in ...

Ukraine soldiers stuck in limbo at Crimean bases

/ Mar 06, 2014

Ukraine soldiers stuck in limbo at Crimean bases

For Ukrainian soldiers in Crimea, it's a bewildering time. Surrounded by Russian forces who took over much of their military air base in Crimea, some 300 Ukrainian troops made a peaceful attempt Tuesday to retake their airfield at Belbek. They were driven back by a dozen ...

Trash pickers give Rio Carnival costumes new life

Mar 06, 2014

Trash pickers give Rio Carnival costumes new life

Elaine da Silva Moraes clambers up mounds of abandoned fabric, foam and feathers that minutes earlier were the essence of Rio de Janeiro's glitzy, multimillion-dollar Carnival parades. The creative costumes on display at the all-night Sambadrome parades that ended early Tuesday have made Rio's Carnival ...

Mar 06, 2014

Much more than mere vandalism

Although most of more than 300 copies of "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl" and other Holocaust-related publications recently discovered vandalized in Tokyo and Yokohama libraries have been replaced, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department should leave no stone unturned in its effort ...

Mar 06, 2014

Move cautiously in TPP talks

Ministers from Japan, the U.S. and 10 other Pacific-Rim countries again have failed to reach broad agreement on terms of their Trans-Pacific Partnership, but that's no reason for Japan to become less cautious about the talks, which have the potential to change the very ...

Noh meets opera in a blend of high cultures

Mar 06, 2014

Noh meets opera in a blend of high cultures

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Bringing together the codified and traditional worlds of Japanese noh theater and European opera seems impossible. Such ostensibly different histories, sounds and visuals: How could it work? It's a challenge that Vienna-based Japanese opera director Shugo Ikoh has been playing around with for some time ...

Kinsler claims comments misconstrued after ripping Rangers

/ Mar 06, 2014

Kinsler claims comments misconstrued after ripping Rangers

Ian Kinsler was expecting this kind of reaction — even if he didn't agree with the way his comments were portrayed. Kinsler, who was traded from Texas to the Detroit Tigers in the offseason, said Tuesday some critical statements attributed to him in an ESPN ...

Luongo dealt to Panthers

/ Mar 06, 2014

Luongo dealt to Panthers

NHL trade deadline day was widely expected to be busy. The day before might prove to be even wilder. Several big-name hockey players were on the move Tuesday, 24 hours before time for dealing runs out, including star goalie Roberto Luongo, who was ushered out ...