2014.02.23

News Headlines - 23 February 2014

Ukraine's parliament hopes to choose new government by Feb. 25

Parliament did a lot over the weekend: The lawmakers impeached Viktor Yanukovych as president, fired many of his key ministers, freed Yulia Tymoshenko, set presidential elections for May 25, returned to the 2004 constitution and made newly elected speaker Olesandr Turchynov the nation's interim president.

BBC News - Ukrainian society: Fractured and fearing for the future

Sunday was a day of mourning and people poured into the square. At the shrines, piles of flowers became mountains and the candles became a glowing sea.
After the previous day's jubilation at the flight of Viktor Yanukovych, the reality of what happened finally seemed to be sinking in.

UK Cabinet’s visit has provoked a reaction akin to aliens landing - Telegraph

“Hysterical” is the only word that adequately describes the reaction from the separatist campaign to the fact that the United Kingdom Cabinet plans to meet in Aberdeen today.

China banks strike back against threat from Internet finance | Reuters

China's brick-and-mortar banks are launching a counter-attack against the assault on their business from Alibaba and other Internet heavyweights, in a bid to staunch the outflow of bank deposits into high-yielding online investment products.

Couple In England's First Scientology Wedding

The first couple allowed to marry in England under the Scientology faith have called their wedding a victory over "inequality and unfairness".


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