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April 14, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko and Carol J. Williams
MOSCOW -- A threatened sweep by Ukrainian armed forces to oust pro-Russia gunmen occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine failed to materialize after local police in the besieged venues apparently refused to take part in the proclaimed "anti-terrorist operation. " Ukraine's acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov, had issued an ultimatum on Sunday that gunmen holding key government facilities in Donetsk, Luhansk, Slavyansk, Kramatorsk and other cities in the volatile eastern and southern areas of Ukraine lay down their arms Monday or face ouster at gunpoint by Ukrainian troops and police.
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WORLD
April 14, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko and Carol J. Williams
MOSCOW -- A threatened sweep by Ukrainian armed forces to oust pro-Russia gunmen occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine failed to materialize after local police in the besieged venues apparently refused to take part in the proclaimed "anti-terrorist operation. " Ukraine's acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov, had issued an ultimatum on Sunday that gunmen holding key government facilities in Donetsk, Luhansk, Slavyansk, Kramatorsk and other cities in the volatile eastern and southern areas of Ukraine lay down their arms Monday or face ouster at gunpoint by Ukrainian troops and police.
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NATIONAL
November 12, 2009 | Washington Post
The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington said Wednesday that it would be unable to continue the social service programs it runs for the District of Columbia if the city refused to change a proposed same-sex marriage law. The threat could affect tens of thousands of people the church helps with adoption, homelessness and healthcare. Under the legislation, which the City Council is expected to pass next month, religious organizations would not be required to perform or make space available for same-sex weddings.
WORLD
April 13, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko, This post has been corrected and updated. See below for details.
MOSCOW -- Vowing that the Russian takeover of Crimea would not be repeated elsewhere in the east of his country, Ukraine's interim president gave separatists until Monday to lay down their arms and surrender government buildings they have seized or face a crackdown by military forces. Those separatists who don't fire on security forces and surrender their weapons will not be prosecuted, President Oleksandr Turchynov promised Sunday. “The Council of National Security and Defense has decided to carry out a large-scale anti-terrorist operation with the use of armed forces of Ukraine,” Turchynov said in a televised address to the nation Sunday afternoon.
NEWS
April 7, 1987
The only projected contractor for doing the proposed $9-million Coliseum seating reconfiguration this year issued a written ultimatum Monday that it will bow out of the project unless it has an executed contract and a bank loan in hand by Friday. Ron Tutor, president of the Tutor-Saliba Corp.
BUSINESS
October 2, 2012 | David Lazarus
If you're an EBay user, heads up: The big dog of online auctions says it will take away your right to join class-action lawsuits unless you send in a letter challenging the move. EBay also is serving notice that the company and its affiliates reserve the right to track you down any way they please, "even if you incur charges for receiving such communications. " Taken together, the latest changes to EBay's user agreement suggest the company is taking a harder line with its more than 100 million buyers and sellers.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2010
Joining "From Paris With Love" in U.S. theaters this weekend is "District 13: Ultimatum," more frenzied action from style-conscious Gallic popcorn impresario Luc Besson, and a follow-up to 2004's "District B13." That cult hit (directed by "From Paris With Love's" Pierre Morel) took the reality of France's immigrant unrest and devised a future Paris in which the government has cynically walled off the most gang-infested and racially charged ghettos. The tasty filling to that superficially political shell, though, was its showcasing of the gymnastically vigorous, obstacle-hurdling sport called parkour.
WORLD
August 24, 2011 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
Call it astute politicking or a career-damaging blunder, a case of bad acting and brinkmanship rarely seen even in a nation known for its emotional roundhouse-punch politics. Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon wants to limit free school lunches to poor children and take students from wealthy families out of the gratis cafeteria line. And he warns that if voters don't back his agenda in a Wednesday referendum, he's going to quit his post. Or, as critics put it, collect his marbles in a huff and stalk off the playground.
BUSINESS
April 4, 2009 | Associated Press
New York Times Co. executives have threatened to shut down the Boston Globe if the newspaper's employees don't agree quickly to $20 million in concessions, union leaders said Friday. Executives from the New York company, which owns the Globe, met this week with leaders of the newspaper's 13 unions, the Globe reported. Boston Newspaper Guild President Daniel Totten said the concessions could include pay cuts, the end of company pension contributions and the elimination of lifetime job guarantees.
NEWS
May 15, 1995 | BARRY BEARAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They would hate her now, she could be sure of that. Some had seen her face behind the windshield and cursed at her and yelled "Scab!" But there was no going back. The van was already inside the gantlet of picketers, creeping toward the factory gate. She glanced at the walls of people. A few had put on skeleton masks or black hoods. A hangman's noose hung from a pole. Only days before, Diane Roberts had been their soul mate, another striker serving up soup at the union hall. Then Caterpillar had issued its ultimatum: Return to work or be replaced.
WORLD
March 2, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine - The Russian military set an ultimatum Sunday for Ukrainian army and navy units “to surrender weapons and leave their bases” in the Crimean peninsula, Ukraine's acting president, Olexandr Turchinov, said in televised remarks. According to Turchinov, the ultimatum demanded that the troops abandon their bases by 5 a.m. Sunday. But as of late afternoon, the Ukrainian military was still occupying the bases, although they were kept effectively confined to them by Russian troops blocking access.
WORLD
December 8, 2013 | By Victoria Butenko and Sergei L. Loiko
KIEV, Ukraine - Protesters toppled a monument to Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin on Sunday during the biggest march and rally in central Kiev since President Viktor Yanukovich galvanized his opposition by turning down a trade deal with the European Union. The protesters blocked and barricaded government offices and said they were giving Yanukovich 48 hours to disband his government before marching on his country residence near Kiev. A government spokesman said Yanukovich's administration was "ready for negotiations.
BUSINESS
October 2, 2012 | David Lazarus
If you're an EBay user, heads up: The big dog of online auctions says it will take away your right to join class-action lawsuits unless you send in a letter challenging the move. EBay also is serving notice that the company and its affiliates reserve the right to track you down any way they please, "even if you incur charges for receiving such communications. " Taken together, the latest changes to EBay's user agreement suggest the company is taking a harder line with its more than 100 million buyers and sellers.
SPORTS
November 5, 2011 | By Ben Bolch
Setting the stage for four days of intense contemplation, NBA Commissioner David Stern late Saturday told players they had until the end of Wednesday to accept a deal that would provide them between 49% and 51% of basketball-related income as part of a new collective bargaining agreement. Stern spoke at the end of an 8½-hour negotiating session presided over by federal mediator George Cohen, who made six compromise suggestions to players and owners. Stern said the owners were willing to adopt five of the proposals but that the players' union flatly rejected them.
SPORTS
September 29, 2011 | Helene Elliott
The NBA's players and owners will resume labor negotiations Friday in New York and agreed to meet throughout the weekend if they find enough reasons to keep the conversation going, urgency finally kicking in as the window rapidly closes to complete a deal and start the season on time Nov. 1. Training camp had been scheduled to start Monday, but that was scrapped last week, along with 43 exhibition games through Oct. 15. No one will miss those weeks...
WORLD
August 24, 2011 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
Call it astute politicking or a career-damaging blunder, a case of bad acting and brinkmanship rarely seen even in a nation known for its emotional roundhouse-punch politics. Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon wants to limit free school lunches to poor children and take students from wealthy families out of the gratis cafeteria line. And he warns that if voters don't back his agenda in a Wednesday referendum, he's going to quit his post. Or, as critics put it, collect his marbles in a huff and stalk off the playground.
NEWS
May 26, 1985
American Motors Corp. has agreed to open negotiations with the United Auto Workers over its call for wage concessions, a company spokesman said. The firm had previously said its ultimatum that the union accept concessions or face the closing of two Wisconsin plants and the loss of 6,000 jobs was non-negotiable. But the company reversed its stand and agreed to meet with the union by June 3.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2008
PICTURE "No Country for Old Men" DIRECTOR Joel Coen and Ethan Coen "No Country for Old Men" ACTOR Daniel Day-Lewis "There Will Be Blood" ACTRESS Marion Cotillard "La Vie en Rose" SUPPORTING ACTOR Javier Bardem "No Country for Old Men" SUPPORTING ACTRESS Tilda Swinton "Michael Clayton" FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM "The Counterfeiters" Austria ANIMATED FEATURE "Ratatouille" ADAPTED SCREENPLAY ...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2011 | Bettina Boxall
After years of grumbling, Nevada has thrown down the gauntlet to its neighbor across the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed legislation last month that amounts to a political ultimatum to California: Make it easier to approve development in the Tahoe basin or the Silver State will pull out of the compact that has tightly regulated land use around the famous mountain lake for decades. "Every time we'd go before the [compact's governing board], the votes were always there to destroy what Nevada was doing," said the bill's lead sponsor, state Sen. John Lee, a Clark County Democrat who contends California's members are in thrall to environmentalists.
SPORTS
February 16, 2011 | By Mike Bresnahan
Instead of All-Stars, NBA fans were almost treated to All-Silence. The NBA was about to go live on television in 1964 for one of the first times, a major opportunity for a struggling league, when the game's top talent threatened to back out of the All-Star game a few hours before tip-off. Long before the labor lockout in 1998-99 and before whatever awaits the NBA this summer in a new labor negotiation, in 1964 a group of players became pioneers of a sort, banding together to fight for a pension, among other things.
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