Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The papers spent years hidden in a milk churn beneath a Russian dacha and read like an encyclopedia of Cold War espionage. Original documents from one of the biggest intelligence leaks in history — a who's who of Soviet spying — were released Monday after being held in secret for two decades.
Monday, July 7, 2014
Resurgent Ukrainian forces on Sunday pursued retreating pro-Russian rebels after seizing their symbolic bastion in a morale-boosting win that appeared to dim hopes for a ceasefire in the bloody separatist insurgency.
Eleven people were killed and one person seriously injured after a plane from a parachute club crashed in southern Poland, with local media suggesting the light aircraft may have been carrying too many passengers.
Vast crowds of revelers in high heels, wigs and figure-hugging dresses cavorted in the streets of Madrid on Saturday in what was billed as Europe's biggest gay pride parade.
Pope Francis denounced the “scourge of unemployment” during a visit to one of Italy's poorest regions on Saturday, and said businesses had a responsibility to help get people back into work.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Government troops have taken a rebel stronghold in east Ukraine, the country's president and a spokesman for the rebels said Saturday.
Faced with a newly aggressive Russia, NATO has been mulling how to react, but it is ruling out one option: rapid expansion.
Germany summoned the U.S. ambassador in Berlin on Friday following the arrest of a man reported to have spied for the United States, heightening friction between the two countries over alleged U.S. eavesdropping in Germany.
Every day, boatloads of refugees arrive on Italian shores. European Union law requires Italy to fingerprint them, so that if they apply for asylum in another country they can be sent back to their port of entry. Instead, Italy is letting thousands of migrants slip quietly into northern Europe, with no record of their time in Italy.
Pope Francis will meet victims of pedophile priests for the first time on Monday, as a Vatican commission moves to address the problem of clerical sex abuse in developing countries.