Luke Tinsman, of San Clemente, Calif., eyes a perch while in a fisheye bubble at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point Harbor in Dana Point, Calif.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill Friday officially incorporating Crimea as part of Russia. Moscow's Crimea annexation is a double whammy against Ukrainian energy security – blocking Kiev's access to Black Sea oil and gas while extending Mr. Putin's energy dominance in Europe.
Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to secede from Ukraine in a controversial referendum Sunday, but the peninsula is largely dependent on Ukraine for its power and natural gas. Moscow might be willing to change that, if it means access to the Black Sea's significant oil and gas resources.
This week's roundup of Good Reads includes new freedom for Saudi saleswomen, an illuminating glimpse of US military spending, how museums are 'enchanting' visitors, the high cost of the Sochi Winter Games, and a new program to help community college students make it to graduation.