| Apr 7, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin's unimpeded success in annexing Crimea has inspired Russian nationalists in eastern Ukraine to seize territory and sown fear region-wide that such provocations will spur Moscow to intervene on behalf of ethnic Russians....
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Situated in the extreme northeastern corner of the small Baltic Sea nation of Estonia, on the western bank of a river that serves as an international border with Russia, the town of Narva is on its nation's Route 1, and it is relatively small.
| Apr 24, 2014
| 11:06 AM
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine -- Ukrainian government troops killed at least two pro-Russia separatist gunmen in Slovyansk on Thursday and drove away others occupying key public buildings in the city of Mariupol in an operation the Kremlin condemned as the Kiev...
| Mar 18, 2014
Cruising in Europe's Baltic or North Sea can satisfy even an independent traveler like me. Stepping off the gangway, I'm immersed in the vivid life of a different European city each day. I've toured some of the world's top museums, taken a Scandinavian-...
| Jan 1, 2014
Two wintry cities at either end of the Baltic Sea — Umea, Sweden, to the northwest, and Riga, Latvia, to the southeast — share yearlong tenures as the official European Capitals of Culture in 2014, a tradition dating to 1985.
| Dec 12, 2013
Ukraine's civil conflict strikes many Americans as a distant and unimportant dispute, one hardly connected to their daily lives. Such a lack of interest in international affairs is understandable, perhaps, because of the focus on economic recovery since...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Some mysterious underwater circles spotted in the Baltic Sea have been explained, and poison is to blame. But let's back up and start from the beginning.
In 2008, a tourist to the island of Mon in Denmark noticed strange patterns in the shallow waters...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Germany remains a hot location for international co-production thanks to generous film subsidies and top-notch studio facilities that offer one-stop shop solutions for foreign projects.
Indeed, this year marks the first time ever that Studio Babelsberg...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Whether it’s in celebration of the Winter Olympics in Sochi or simply because it seems like a good idea on a cool evening, doesn’t a nice bowl of borscht sound good right now?
It’s a good thing there are so many of them.
| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:07 PM
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is sending six additional fighter jets and an air refueling tanker to Lithuania, a move meant to reassure allies in Eastern Europe of U.S. military support when Russia's incursion in Ukraine has raised fears about Moscow'...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:01 PM
KIEV, Ukraine — It's not Moscow calling the shots in Crimea, it's local "self-defense forces."
The Kremlin didn't reinforce its troops on the strategic peninsula to seize it but to respond to an appeal from deposed Ukrainian President Viktor...