Headlines Around The World for February 28, 2014

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Ukrainian ex-leader Viktor Yanukovych vows fightback
Viktor Yanukovych has vowed to fight for Ukraine, in his first public appearance since being ousted as president last week. Speaking in Russia, he said he was "not overthrown" but was compelled to leave Ukraine after threats to his life.

MtGox bitcoin exchange files for bankruptcy
The MtGox bitcoin exchange has filed for bankruptcy protection, reports say. The application was made in Japan by lawyers acting on behalf of the exchange and comes only days after MtGox went offline.

Major investment in US windfarm
The Danish Export Credit Agency (EKF) is expected to soon approve a $600 million loan guarantee to US company Cape Wind to help it finance the construction of a $2.5 billion offshore windfarm in Massachusetts – the country’s first for nearly a decade.

World Intellectual Property Organization to open office in Russia
The Russian government has submitted an agreement on the opening of a Russian office of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to the State Duma for ratification.

Sri Lanka transforms its killing fields into a tourist attraction
Five years ago on this narrow strip of land along the Bay of Bengal, Sri Lanka’s military waged some of the most controversial but decisive assaults on its Tamil adversaries.

Citigroup reports fraud in Mexico unit
Citigroup Inc said on Friday that it discovered fraudulent loans in its Mexico subsidiary and that its employees may have been in on the crime.

Smugglers exploiting Japanese Web shoppers
Police are investigating cases involving smugglers who send disguised parcels loaded with marijuana to online shopping mall customers in Japan and then ask them to transfer the packages to accomplices, sources said.

Japanese convenience stores take up the plow as elderly farmers disappear
Convenience store chains Lawson Inc. and Seven & I Holdings Co. are so sure Japan's aging farmers can't meet demand for fresh vegetables that they're investing in cropland and training young people to work the fields.

Welcome to the hottest town in Australia
We draw into the hottest town in Australia around lunchtime, having driven inland from the Pilbara coastline. The campervan seats are burning our legs, we are covered in red dust after four-wheel driving through the desert and our drinking water has been virtually boiled inside its plastic containers.

More than 1,000 held over ‘baby trafficking’ in China
Chinese police have detained 1,094 people and rescued 382 infants in a nationwide crackdown on four online baby trafficking rings, state media said on Friday, as criminals prey on citizens yearning to escape strict population curbs.

Arison Cashes In On Carnival
Carnival Corporation Chairman and billionaire businessman, Micky Arison, is set to rake in almost $400 million in cash from the sale of a 1% of stake in the cruise conglomerate.

 


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