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UPCOMING IN EUROPE ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Several dozen pro-Russia men seize the legislature and a local government building in the capital of the predominantly ethnic Russian region of Crimea. The raid comes on the same day that Ukraine’s new government is expected to be approved by parliament in the wake of the president fleeing the country after months of protests for his decision to scuttle an agreement with the European Union in favor of stronger ties with Russia. By Dalton Bennet. SENT: 590 words, photos. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: 750 words by 1200 GMT.
LONDON — Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the Houses of Parliament, has lunch at Downing Street and tea with the queen as part of Prime Minister David Cameron’s charm offensive to persuade the German leader to back EU treaty changes favoring Britain.
WIRELESS SHOW-DIGITAL LIFE-REVIEW-THE SMARTPHONE 1 PERCENT
BARCELONA, Spain — The “1 percent” is often used to disparage the American elites at the very top of the wealth scale. When it comes to smartphones, however, the “1 percent” is the bottom of the heap. According to research firm Gartner, 94 percent of smartphones sales last year were either iPhones or Android devices. Windows Phone and BlackBerry devices made up another 5 percent combined. What about the remaining 1 percent? They are the wannabes such as Firefox, Jolla and Ubuntu. Here’s what they offer that iOS and Android do not. By Anick Jesdanun. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1500 GMT, photos.
LONDON — One of only two surviving draft scripts for “Citizen Kane” belonging to Orson Welles is going up for sale, as part of an eclectic trove from an eccentric American colector. Other items include 100 million-year-old dinosaur eggs, Winston Churchill’s armchair and Al Capone’s cocktail shaker. UPCOMING: 350 words by 1300GMT.