Monday, March 24, 2014
A Ukrainian air force commander is being held after his base in Crimea was stormed by pro-Russian forces, and the acting president called for his release Sunday.
German customs officials have intercepted a package addressed to the Vatican containing 14 condoms filled with cocaine, a newspaper reported Sunday.
An avalanche killed two skiers on Sunday at the Russian mountain resort used for the Sochi Olympics the day after it opened to the public, the resort said.
In the dark of night in Crimea, Anastasiya steps into a pool of yellowish light from a street lamp. The weary 30-year-old with mousy blonde hair looks furtively side to side and her voice falls to a whisper at the sounds of passersby.
Ukrainian flags flutter over a gathering atop famed stairs that drop down to the Black Sea in the mainly Russian-speaking western port of Odessa, where separatist tensions have bolstered patriotism.
Security guards searched four attackers — twice — before allowing them to enter an Afghan hotel where the young men proceeded to the restaurant and killed nine diners, including four foreigners and an AFP journalist, his wife and two children, according to chilling closed-circuit video broadcast Saturday by a local TV station.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
rimea held a joint funeral on Saturday for a Ukrainian soldier and a pro-Moscow militiaman killed this week — the first casualties since Russian forces seized the Black Sea peninsula.
Pope Francis called on the mafia to “stop doing evil” as he met relatives of their victims on Friday to demonstrate the Catholic Church's opposition to organized crime.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Pushing back against demands to supply arms to Ukraine, Obama administration officials said Friday that economic sanctions would remain the primary weapon as the U.S. and its European allies seek a diplomatic solution to Russia's aggression.
Ukraine interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk put his country firmly in the Western camp Friday, signing the political provisions of a landmark association accord with EU leaders in defiance of Russia.