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From TheJournal.ie US:Russia tensions now affecting space exploration, as NASA cuts Moscow contacts Crimea Crisis

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine calls for release of "abducted" commander whose base was stormed yesterday Crimea Crisis

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.

From TheJournal.ie Russian forces storm Ukraine airbase. Reports of soldier shot. Shots Fired

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.

From TheJournal.ie Russia isolated as China abstains from UN vote on Crimea Veto

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.

From TheJournal.ie "Putin, get out of Ukraine": 50,000 turn out for anti-intervention rally... in Moscow Crimea Crisis

"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.

From TheJournal.ie Kerry meeting Russian foreign minister in bid to calm Ukraine tensions Crimea Crisis

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.