Putin Approves Draft Bill For Annexation Of CrimeaRussia is preparing to formally annex the Black Sea peninsula after Sunday's referendum.
Ukraine: 11,000 Pro-Russian Troops Control Crimea
Crimean Leader Claims Control, Asks Putin For HelpThe pro-Russian leader of Ukraine's Crimea appealed to Russia's president for help in keeping the peace.
Ukraine Says Russian Forces Control Crimean AirportsRussian troops take control of Ukraine's two main Crimean airports, say Ukrainian officials.
U.S. Warship Deployed Near Sochi Runs AgroundThe USS Taylor is being inspected for damage.
Sochi Mountain Range Has Caused Some Of The Deadliest Avalanches In Recent HistoryIt's unique combination of jagged peaks, rocky slopes and proximity to the Black Sea have caused some of the deadliest avalanches in the past 10 years.
Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 15 in Russia Train Station AttackAt least 14 people were killed and scores were wounded Sunday by a female suicide bomber at a railway station in southern Russia, officials said, heightening concern about terrorism ahead of February's Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

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