10 things you need to know today: March 15, 2014

The Fifth Column

Not seeing eye to eye.  Not seeing eye to eye. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

The Week

U.S., Russia talks break down, missing Malaysian plane may have been deliberately diverted, and more

1. U.S., Russia talks fail to broker agreement on Crimea crisis
With Sunday’s scheduled referendum looming, the U.S. and Russia were unable to agree on a solution to the Ukrainian crisis on Friday. As Western nations express concern over Russian troop movements along the Ukrainian border, Russia’s Sergey V. Lavrov insisted the country has no invasion plans. But, in 11th-hour talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Lavrov also maintained that disputed peninsula Crimea has a right to self-determination. [The New York Times,Los Angeles Times]
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2. Malaysian PM: ‘Deliberate action’ diverted missing plane
Saying the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is entering a “new phase,”Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak reported on Saturday that investigators have…

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