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# crimea crisis

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US:Russia tensions now affecting space exploration, as NASA cuts Moscow contacts
The US space agency has cut all contacts with Russia, except for cooperation on board the International Space Station.
Ukraine calls for release of "abducted" commander whose base was stormed yesterday
It’s believed Col Yuliy Mamchur is being held in a Russian military jail.
Russian forces storm Ukraine airbase. Reports of soldier shot.
Shots were fired as armoured vehicles entered the Belbek base near Sevastopol, after a deadline to hand the complex over to Russia expired.
Russia isolated as China abstains from UN vote on Crimea
Moscow has vetoed a resolution criticising tomorrow’s succession referendum in Crimea. China, which often backs Russia, abstained from the UN vote.
"Putin, get out of Ukraine": 50,000 turn out for anti-intervention rally... in Moscow
The march comes on the eve of Crimea’s vote on whether to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.
Kerry meeting Russian foreign minister in bid to calm Ukraine tensions
America’s top diplomat said last night that Moscow was looking for a “pretext” to invade Ukraine further.