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*Boeing gets contract for 24 Apache attack helicopters. DOHA, March 27- Qatar announced contracts worth about $23 billion on Thursday to buy attack helicopters, guided missiles, tankers and other weapons from Boeing Co, Airbus and other arms makers as the Gulf state accelerates its military build-up.
TRIPOLI, March 27- Pakistani sea captain Mirza Noman Baig knew he was trapped when dozens of fighters armed with rifles boarded his tanker just off a rebel-held port on Libya's coast.
NAIROBI, March 26- Homosexuality in Kenya is as bad a problem as terrorism, the ruling party's parliamentary leader said on Wednesday, but argued against stepping up legal sanctions on the grounds that existing laws were tough enough. "Can't we just be brave enough, seeing that we are a sovereign state, and outlaw gayism and lesbianism, the way Uganda has done?"
General Dynamics filed a protest with the Army on Feb. 14, arguing that the Army's rules for a competition to replace nearly 2,900 Vietnam- era M113 infantry carriers were skewed to favor BAE Systems Plc's Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
Former President of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick discusses if U.S. sanctions against Russia are really hurting Vladimir Putin and if it's enough to keep him from escalating the crisis in Ukraine.
*Some in eastern Ukraine resent new force. NOVI PETRIVTSI, Ukraine, March 19- The scores of recruits who turned out this week at an assault course training base an hour's drive from Kiev were a motley crew ranging from older veterans with security backgrounds to young people fresh from college with no combat skills at all.
MOSCOW/ KIEV, March 18- Defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty in Moscow on Tuesday making Crimea part of Russia again but said he did not plan to seize any other regions of Ukraine.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine/ KIEV, March 18- A Ukrainian serviceman was killed on Tuesday at a Ukrainian base that came under attack in Crimea's main town Simferopol, the first death on the peninsula from a military clash since the region came under Russian control three weeks ago.
TRIPOLI/ BENGHAZI, Libya, March 18- A Libyan rebel leader accused the United States on Tuesday of behaving like pirates after U.S. naval forces seized an oil-laden tanker that had sailed from a rebel-held port in the east of the chaotic North African state.
TRIPOLI, March 18- A Libyan rebel leader said on Tuesday the oil in a tanker seized by the U.S. Navy belongs to the people of Libya's eastern Cyrenaica region and called on the Arab League to intervene. Tripoli has repeatedly failed to negotiate a peaceful end to the blockade, which has crippled the OPEC country's finances as its main revenue stream remains shut.
March 17- Air Canada has suspended flights to Caracas until further notice citing the ongoing civil unrest in Venezuela, and said it could no longer ensure the safety of its operation. The airline, which operates three return flights weekly between Toronto and Caracas, said the suspension is effective March 18.
Adam Ereli, Vice Chairman, Washington D.C. at Mercury, explains why he isn't very optimistic about diplomatic solutions in the Russia-Ukraine standoff.
*U.S. Navy commandos storm vessel in international waters. President Barack Obama and requested by the Libyan and Cypriot governments, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said. "The Morning Glory is carrying a cargo of oil owned by the Libyan government National Oil Company.
CNBC's Eamon Javers discusses who will be affected by the sanctions President Obama placed on Russia.
U.S. Navy SEALs boarded and took command of an oil tanker that was seized by three armed men at a Libyan port, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Ukraine would rather have a diplomatic solution to the crisis with Russia but will defend itself if provoked further, says Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukrainian prime minister.
LONDON, March 17- Global oil prices fell below $107 a barrel on Monday on receding fears of an escalation of tension in Crimea after its vote to join Russia passed without major violence and U.S. and European sanctions appeared limited to individuals. "They're token sanctions because there isn't the appetite there to punish Russia significantly."
CNBC's Eamon Javers reacts to President Obama's move to authorize a "very tough" set of sanctions on Russia.
LONDON, March 17- Brent futures fell below $108 a barrel on Monday, wiping out earlier gains, after Crimea vote to join Russia passed without major violence, although Washington and Europe could impose punitive measures as early as Monday.
*U.S. Navy SEALs storm vessel in international waters. U.S. Navy SEALs boarded the Morning Glory tanker in international waters off Cyprus on Sunday night and took control of the vessel, which the Pentagon said was held by three armed Libyans. President Barack Obama and requested by the Libyan and Cypriot governments, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said.