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EU: Crimea Referendum Illegal

A top European Union official labeled as illegal Thursday's abrupt decision by the Crimean parliament to hold a referendum to endorse a break with Ukraine.   The decision by Crimean lawmakers to schedule a referendum for March 16 on whether Crimea should become part of Russia is adding to tensions over the future of the Ukrainian peninsula, home to Russia’s Back Sea Fleet. Western diplomats are trying to coax political leaders in Ukraine and Russia to negotiate a solution to...

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