Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels of waging fresh attacks in the restive east on Monday, further imperiling a fragile truce as EU leaders prepared to approve punishing new sanctions on Moscow.
The far-right National Front is at the “gates of power” in France, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday in a stark assessment of the crisis embroiling the country's center-left government.
In the face of growing aggression by Russia, the United States and Georgia moved Sunday to expand their defense relationship — including the possible sale of U.S. Black Hawk helicopters to the former Soviet bloc nation at the crossroads of eastern Europe and Asia.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Heavy fighting around flashpoint cities in eastern Ukraine on Sunday threatened the collapse of a tenuous truce between government forces and pro-Russian rebels less than 48 hours after it came into force.
The British government scrambled Sunday to pledge greater autonomy for Scotland, after a poll put the pro-independence camp ahead just 11 days before the referendum on separation.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Lithuania's NBA stars Donatas Motiejunas and Jonas Valanciunas have been working magic for the national team at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
In flashpoint cities of eastern Ukraine, uneasy residents voiced doubt Saturday that the cease-fire deal would bring lasting peace after five months of devastating conflict that has ruined the lives of so many.
Karel Cerny, the Czech art director and production designer who won an Oscar in 1985 for his work on Milos Forman's hit film “Amadeus,” died at the age of 92 on Friday, his family said.
Robots built to traverse the rugged terrain of Mars battled it out in Poland on Friday in a competition to find the best way to explore the Red Planet.
The age-old rivalry between Broadway and Hollywood took central stage at this year's Venice film festival, which winds up on Saturday, with a host of theater-based tales and stars denouncing a declining Silver Screen industry.