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Imperial leader Darth Vader — or at least his closest Earth-based facsimile — is joining the crowded Ukrainian presidential race as a representative of the country’s “Internet party,” according to a new report . This Darth Vader has been a popular protester in Kiev, and has participated in several marches over the last few months in Independence Square. He represents the theatrical, but very real, Ukraine Internet Party.
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Darth Vader Is Now Running for President in Ukraine, Sort Of
On March 29, 2004, Ireland became the first country in the world to introduce comprehensive legislation that banned smoking in the workplace, including in all bars and restaurants.
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17 Landmark Smoking Bans That Cleared the Air
Pro-Russia Ukrainian hackers took down NATO websites on Saturday and Sunday in what is believed to be a response to the alliance’s stance against Russian activity in the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea. The activists used a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which blasts chosen websites with so many requests that the site either crashes or moves too slowly to function. NATO had posted messages on its site stating that it did not approve of Sunday’s Crimean referendum, a vote in which 93% of voters decided the Peninsula should become a part of Russia
Ukrainian Hackers Shut Down NATO Websites
In a result that surprised few, 95% of voters in Crimea agreed that the peninsula should become a part of Russia, according to exit polls cited by officials and quoted by Russian state media . That number later jumped to 95% once half of the ballots were counted, according to Mikhail Malishev , head of the referendum committee. Crimea, an autonomous republic currently part of the Ukraine, is home to a large ethnic Russian population.
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95% of Crimeans Vote to Join Russia, Authorities Say
In a quickly-called referendum, Crimea voters went to the polls on Sunday to choose whether to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. With Crimea’s electorate composed mostly of ethnic Russians, the referendum was widely expected to support a split from Ukraine.
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Crimea Votes: The Day in Pictures
KIEV, Ukraine — In what seemed to be an ominous beginning to the day, dark clouds and heavy rains swept over Crimea as residents of the Black Sea peninsula went to the polls to decide their future in a move backed by the Kremlin but denounced by the acting Ukrainian government and the West. As those in Crimea vote, they will be doing so literally under the gun, with thousands of heavily armed Russian soldiers and several Kalashnikov-wielding pro-Russian militia units who have besieged the peninsula breathing down their necks. See also: 9 Essential Questions About Ukraine, Answered Polls opened at 8 a.m.
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Under the Gun, Crimea Goes to the Polls to Decide Its Future
UPDATE, 4:45 P.M. ET – Mikhail Malishev, head of the Crimean referendum committee, said 95 percent of voters approved splitting from Ukraine and joining Russia, according to the Associated Press.
A U.S. attack drone was intercepted in the sky over Ukraine’s Crimea region on Friday, according to Russian state-owned holding company Rostec.