Monday, February 10, 2014
A man employed as a private security guard opened fire Sunday in a cathedral on Russia's Sakhalin Island in the Pacific, killing a nun and a parishioner and wounding six others, investigators said.
Britain's immigration minister resigned on Saturday after it emerged he had employed a cleaner who was in the country illegally, Prime Minister David Cameron's office said.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Ukraine on Saturday launched a terror probe into an attempt by an apparently drunk man to force an airliner flying to Turkey to land in Sochi where leaders gathered for the opening of the Winter Olympic Games.
Two people died and nine others were injured Saturday when a train derailed in the southern French Alps, firefighters said.
British Prime Minister David Cameron visited flood-hit areas in Britain on Friday following criticism of his government's handling of a crisis that has left swathes of the country under water.
Footprints left by ancient humans 800,000 years ago have been found in Britain, the earliest evidence of such markings outside Africa, scientists said Friday.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
A Russia in search of global vindication kicked off the Sochi Olympics looking more like a Russia that likes to party, with a pulse-raising opening ceremony about fun and sports instead of terrorism, gay rights and coddling despots.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel sees as “absolutely unacceptable” a top U.S. diplomat's use of the f-word in commenting on the EU's handling of the Ukraine crisis, her spokeswoman said Friday.
Friday, February 7, 2014
A record number of world dignitaries are coming to the Sochi Olympics, triple the amount that attended the 2010 Vancouver Games, Russian organizers said Thursday on the eve of the opening ceremony.