The biggest stories of March 01, 2014
Mar 1, 2014
World | Associated Press | Saturday March 15, 2014
In his final address to Afghanistan's parliament Saturday, President Hamid Karzai told the United States its soldiers can leave at the end of the year because his military, which already protects 93 percent of the country, was ready to take over enti...
Agence France-Presse | Friday March 14, 2014
The European Parliament in Strasbourg on Thursday voted in favour of draft legislation with universal charger directive.
Reuters | Thursday March 13, 2014
European lawmakers put pressure on EU countries on Wednesday to shield citizens' privacy.
World | Reuters | Wednesday March 12, 2014
Within a week of its building being taken over by armed gunmen last month, the regional parliament in Crimea was voting in favour of the Ukrainian region becoming part of Russia.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday March 12, 2014
The flashpoint Crimean peninsula's parliament voted on Tuesday for independence from Ukraine ahead of a referendum on joining Russia while Washington and Moscow locked horns in one of their fiercest clashes since the Cold War.
World | Agence France Presse | Saturday March 8, 2014
Standing watch in front of Crimea's regional parliament in the capital Simferopol, Konstantin Chaika, a pro-Russian civilian in camouflage gear insists he is a "peaceful man."
World | Steven Lee Myers, David M. Herszenhorn and Alan Cowell, The New York times | Friday March 7, 2014
Leaders of both houses of Russia's parliament said on Friday they would support a vote by Crimea to break away from Ukraine and become a new region of the Russian Federation, the first public signal that the Kremlin was backing the secessionist move ...
World | Reuters | Friday March 7, 2014
Crimea's parliament has the right to hold a referendum on the region's future status and if its people vote to join Russia, Russia's upper house of parliament will support their decision, the assembly's speaker said on Friday.
World | Agence France Presse | Friday March 7, 2014
Russia's parliament will respect the "historic choice" to be made by Crimea when the Ukrainian region's people vote in a referendum on joining Russia later this month, the speaker of the Russian lower house said.
Election 2014 | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Friday March 7, 2014
Narendra Modi's supporters have launched a signature campaign to demand that he contest next month's general elections from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, a temple town that has recently been awash with posters of the sitting member of Parliament and BJP...
India | Devesh Kumar | Thursday March 6, 2014
N Kiran Kumar Reddy, who resigned from the Andhra Pradesh chief minister's post on February 19 in protest against the Centre's decision to push through the bill creating Telangana as India's 29th state in Parliament, has moved the Supreme Court again...
World | Reuters | Wednesday March 5, 2014
China is to "declare war" on pollution, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday at the opening of the annual meeting of parliament, with the government unveiling detailed measures to tackle what has become a hot-button social issue.
World | Reuters | Tuesday March 4, 2014
Ukraine's telecommunications system has come under attack, with equipment installed in Russian-controlled Crimea used to interfere with the mobile phones of members of parliament, the head of Ukraine's SBU security service said on Tuesday.
India | Reuters | Tuesday March 4, 2014
Ravindra Kishore Sinha built India's largest security business from a garage in the dirt-poor state of Bihar. He has just won a seat in the upper house of parliament, becoming its richest member, and his Security and Intelligence Services (SIS India)...
World | Reuters | Sunday March 2, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded and won his parliament's approval on Saturday to invade Ukraine, where the new government warned of war, put its troops on high alert and appealed to NATO for help.
World | Alison Smale and David M Herszenhorn, The New York Times | Sunday March 2, 2014
Russian armed forces effectively seized control of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula on Saturday, as President Vladimir Putin had the Russian parliament grant him broad authority to use military force in Ukraine in response to deepening instability.
World | Associated Press | Saturday March 1, 2014
Russian parliament has granted President Vladimir Putin permission to use the country's military in Ukraine.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday March 1, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday asked the upper house of parliament to approve the use of Russian troops in Ukraine, the Kremlin said, despite warnings from the US not to intervene.
World | Reuters | Thursday February 27, 2014
Armed men seized the regional government headquarters and parliament on Ukraine's Crimea peninsula on Thursday and raised the Russian flag in a challenge to the country's new rulers.
World | Reuters | Thursday February 27, 2014
Armed men seized the regional government headquarters and parliament on Ukraine's Crimea peninsula on Thursday and raised the Russian flag.