Google, Khosla back weather insurance startup

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and Google Ventures have invested $42 million in a start-up run by former Google employees, which helps insure farmers against losses from increasingly volatile global weather.

Gaddafi: ‘All my people love me’

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi tells the BBC he is loved by all his people and denies there have been any protests in the capital, Tripoli.

Governor gives Wisconsin Democrats an ultimatum

MADISON, Wisc. (Reuters) – Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Monday gave absent Democratic lawmakers an ultimatum to return to Wisconsin within 24 hours and vote on a proposal to reduce the power of public sector unions or the state would miss out on a debt restructuring.

UPDATE 1-Lundin CEO sees no strategic benefit in Equinox bid

TORONTO, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Lundin Mining Chief
Executive Phil Wright said on Monday he sees no strategic
benefit in Equinox Minerals’ unsolicited C$4.8 billion
($5 billion) takeover bid, saying…

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Iran ‘arrests opposition leaders’

Iranian opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi are removed from their houses and taken to an undisclosed location, reports say.

UPDATE 1-Health Care REIT to buy Genesis’ real estate

NEW YORK, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Health Care REIT Inc
said on Monday it struck a deal to buy all the real estate
assets of privately owned Genesis Healthcare for $2.4 billion.

World raises pressure on Libya, battles for key towns

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Foreign powers talked openly on Monday of imposing a “no-fly” zone or making other military moves against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, as rebels fought government forces trying to take back strategic coastal cities.