Google celebrated on May 24 15 years since it kicked off its mammoth and hugely controversial effort to photograph streets in minute detail across the globe.
The panoramic images of Google Street View have slipped into daily life for millions but during its early years, it attracted countless court cases and howls of anguish from privacy campaigners.
This threat is just a continuation of the conflict between Moscow and Tokyo. Moscow is furious that Japan has given unequivocal support to Ukraine and is getting closer to NATO member states. Russia and Japan, in fact, have had unresolved relations since the end of World War II because of the islands that were then occupied by Soviet forces.
Oil prices have surpassed 0 per barrel, and stock prices around the world have collapsed after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a "military operation" in Ukraine with a hint of a bigger war.
Exchanges have collapsed since earlier this week after the Kremlin recognized two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine on Monday night and later sent "peacekeepers" to them.