| Jan 16, 2015
| 4:23 PM
Ukrainian military brass and pro-Russia separatists have abandoned all pretense of adhering to a cease-fire, sending massive reinforcements Friday to their eastern Ukraine battlegrounds and engaging in a fierce battle for control of the devastated airport...
| Jan 8, 2015
Thursday's Pictures in the News begins in France, where the country awoke to the aftermath of its deadliest attack on home soil in decades, a national day of mourning was marked with flags flying at half staff and crowds gathering at some of the country...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 1:49 PM
An interim force of German, Norwegian and Dutch troops stands ready to respond to any security threat from the east, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters in Berlin on Wednesday.
The new "high-readiness spearhead force" is in place...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 11:58 AM
A missile struck a passenger bus near a town in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, leaving 11 civilians dead and 17 wounded, officials said.
It was not clear who was responsible for the deadly attack near the town of Volnovakha. Both Ukrainian law...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 3:49 PM
The foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine failed to make progress at a meeting in Berlin on Monday night with their counterparts from France and Germany, prompting cancellation of a four-party peace summit that had been planned for Thursday in...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 12:10 PM
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday accused Western leaders of excluding the Kremlin from diplomatic brainstorming on how to fight global terrorism as punishment for its role in the Ukraine crisis.
Lavrov was in Paris for weekend...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The front lines in eastern Ukraine have moved very little in recent weeks as Russia-backed separatists and government forces hunker down for winter and a World War I-style impasse sets in.
Ukraine appears on its way to becoming the latest "frozen...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Irina Korosteleva bustles into the KoKave coffee shop like a student late for class, her 5-year-old son Gardei in tow. She takes off the youngster's quilted jacket, parks him on a chair with a cellphone video game and takes her seat among fellow defenders...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 12:30 PM
U.S. President Barack Obama, the premature Nobel Peace Prize winner, appears to have finally pried himself away from the gaming console and gone outside for some fresh air. Hopefully he'll stay there so Europe can recover from its hangover -- and from...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Ukraine became a flash point in relations between Russia and the West in 2014 when protests toppled the government in the former Soviet Republic and ignited a civil war. Russia annexed the country's Crimean peninsula and has been backing separatist forces...
| Dec 26, 2014
It was supposed to be a short assignment. After all, European countries in the 21st century may sometimes be gripped by protests, and some of them may even turn violent. But they don’t usually descend into open warfare....