Kiev accuses Moscow of plot to divide, destroy east.

Saying Russian troops were within a 30 km (19 mile) zone from the Ukrainian border, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told a government meeting: “An anti-Ukrainian plan is being put into operation . . . under which foreign troops will cross the border and seize the territory of the country.


Pro-Russians call for east Ukraine independency

Pro-Russian separatists who seized a provincial administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk proclaimed the region independent Monday — an echo of events prior to Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Ukrainian authorities called the move an attempt by Russia to sow unrest.

three years anniversary of japans fukushima earthquake

Three years after the 3/11 earthquake and tsunami.

I remember how three years ago I followed the tragic events in my beloved Japan. From day to day I saw how the Japanese people struggled to cope with the devastating catastrophy from the earthquake and the tsunami. Little did they know that a third disaster would add to their ordeal.

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