Thursday, February 27, 2014
Russia ordered 150,000 troops to test their combat readiness Wednesday in a show of force that prompted a blunt warning from the United States that any military intervention in Ukraine would be a "grave mistake."
Germany's top court on Wednesday scrapped a requirement for parties to win at least 3 percent of the vote to get into the European Parliament, raising the likelihood that extremists could win seats in May's European election.
Premier Matteo Renzi easily won a final vote of confidence on Tuesday, clearing the way for his new government to begin a slate of promised reforms to Italy's economy and institutions.
A man suspected of carrying out a 1982 IRA bomb in London which killed four cavalry soldiers walked free on Tuesday after it emerged prosecutors had guaranteed he would never face trial.
U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday that about 4 million people have signed up for health insurance through U.S. or state marketplaces set up under his health care law. But with a key deadline approaching fast, he urged some of his most steadfast backers to help sign up millions more.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
World powers sought to ease tensions over Ukraine Tuesday as the country's interim authorities grappled with the threat of economic collapse and separatism after the dramatic ouster of pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych.
Western diplomats scrambled on Tuesday to stave off an economic collapse in Ukraine, as Russia pledged not to intervene in the crisis-hit country after the dramatic ouster of pro-Moscow leader Viktor Yanukovych.
To some he is “a traitor,” to others he is “too weak.” But residents of Viktor Yanukovych's hometown in Ukraine's Russian-speaking east have no regrets over his downfall.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Ukraine issued an arrest warrant Monday for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych over the “mass murder” of protesters and appealed for US$35 billion in Western aid to pull the crisis-hit country from the brink of economic collapse.
Russian police detained hundreds of protesters Monday outside a court that sentenced seven activists to prison terms of up to four years for demonstrations against Vladimir Putin's third presidential inauguration.