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Russian President Vladimir Putin has been speaking out, defending his actions. And, Secretary of State John Kerry showed up in Kiev with a billion dollar aid package. Also, how Russians and Americans misunderstand each other over their differing answers to a simple question: How Are You? Plus, amid protests and a crime wave, why Venezuelans are connecting to the music of Caracas-based band La Vida Boheme.
In Crimea, neighbors fear Russian troops will inflame ethnic tensions. Also, a culture of silence in Malawi where women don't speak openly about their pregnancies. And, gamers around the globe unite to play a video of Pokeman all at the same time.
It's been a tumultuous week in Ukraine. From protests in Kiev to remarks made Friday in Russia by ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. We'll have a review of Ukraine in a week that was. Also, Sunday marks Losar, the Tibetan New Year. We're celebrating with a Tibetan treat, including a very special cookie, and a sweet rice drink called Chaang. And, Sunday marks the 86th Academy Awards ceremony. We handicap the contenders for Best Foreign Film.
Armed men seize the government headquarters in Crimea and raise a Russian flag. And, more on the hunt for ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Also, Venezuelans in the US are using innovative social media methods to track the story of protests back home. Plus, the first Cambodian film nominated for an Oscar.
Unexpected victims in Syria's civil war: Residents of a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus. Also, three years after the start of the Fukushima disaster, Japan's leader pledges to revive nuclear power. And, some major league baseball players in the US tweet for peace in Venezuela.
The current drama in Ukraine reads like a fast-paced novel, so we turn to Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov to get a sense of what events look like close up. There's political turmoil in Egypt, too, after the surprise resignation of the prime minister on Monday. Plus, learning the home cooking secrets of cultures around the world from immigrant cooks in New York City.