2014.02.26

News Headlines - 26 February 2014

Prensa Latina News Agency - Japanese Firm Suspends Virtual-Coin Transactions

epresentatives of the firm Mt. Gox reported today suspension of transactions with the virtual coin Bitcoin, as a security measure to protect its users.
Mt. Gox, considered one of the greatest Bitcoin stock exchanges in the world, with more than one million accounts in Japan and other countries, published in its website that the cease of transactions was due to a technical failure in the system.

Protest Leaders Pick Candidates for New Ukraine Government - WSJ.com

Protest leaders tapped civic activists for a "government of national unity," moving to stave off criticism that veteran politicians were maneuvering to retake power following last week's ouster of Russia-backed President Viktor Yanukovych.
Candidates for Ukraine's new government—including the owner of an auto-repair shop and a journalist—on which Parliament will vote Thursday, were presented to a mix of cheers and boos among thousands of people at a "national assembly" on Kiev's main square, the center of three months of protests that saw at least 80 killed.

Lee Rigby murder: Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale | Metro News

The two Muslim fanatics who murdered soldier Lee Rigby in south-east London have been sentenced to life in prison.
Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, mowed the young soldier down in a car before hacking him to death in front of horrified onlookers near Woolwich barracks on May 22 last year.

Patricia Hewitt's civil rights campaign offered legal advice to adults who have sex with 14-year-olds - Telegraph

Former Blairite Cabinet minister Patricia Hewitt said that a civil rights campaign group which she used to run would be prepared to offer legal advice to adults who wanted to have sex with 14 years olds.

BBC News - China Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti on separatism charges

Chinese authorities have formally arrested a prominent scholar of China's Uighur Muslim ethnic group and charged him with separatism, his wife says.
Ilham Tohti, an economics professor in Beijing, has been critical of China's ethnic policies. He has been detained by police since last month. The US and EU have expressed concern over Mr Tohti's detention.


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