| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:34 PM
The foreign ministers of Ukraine and Russia backed a new cease-fire plan Wednesday as a Kiev government assault intensified and apparently drove pro-Russia separatists into retreat from their stronghold in the city of Donetsk.
The agreement to restart...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday, July 1:
Jean-Claude Juncker, former prime minister of Luxemburg, was nominated Friday as president of the powerful, 28-country European Union Commission. He was opposed only by...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Ukrainian government forces targeted pro-Russia militants with artillery and air strikes on Tuesday after President Petro Poroshenko said he wouldn't renew a cease-fire that was repeatedly violated during its 10 days in force.
"Termination of the cease-...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Ukrainian forces struck at pro-Russian separatist bases in eastern regions with air and artillery strikes on Tuesday after President Petro Poroshenko announced he would not renew a ceasefire but go on the offensive to rid Ukraine of "parasites".
| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:22 PM
A 10-day cease-fire expired late Monday in Ukraine's embattled eastern regions despite last-ditch efforts by the leaders of France and Germany to broker an end to the fighting that has taken more than 400 lives.
A statement from Ukrainian President...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:41 PM
Four monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe who were taken hostage by pro-Russia militants in eastern Ukraine more than a month ago were freed late Thursday, the Vienna-based organization reported.
The four Europeans taken...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Thomas Mueller's hat-trick inspired Germany to a 4-0 mauling of 10-man Portugal in their opening World Cup Group G match on Monday. The Germans delivered a sizzling attacking display that underlined their tag as strong title contenders and the match,...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 11:33 AM
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - In the latest shift away from the austerity of the euro zone crisis, European Union leaders signalled at a summit that they were ready to give member states extra time to consolidate their budgets as long as they pressed ahead with...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:52 AM
President Barack Obama promised Tuesday to beef up military support for eastern European members of the NATO alliance who fear they could be next in the firing line after the Kremlin's intervention in Ukraine.
Under fire from critics at home who say his...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:16 AM
Katy Perry is the first "global cover girl" for Cosmopolitan. That means she's featured on all 62 international editions of the magazine's July issue. (The U.S. edition hits newsstands Tuesday.) Inside, the singer is interviewed by Chelsea Handler. Why...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:22 PM
The Obama administration's dispute with the Kremlin over the unrest in Ukraine has turned to a new controversy: whether heavily armed men in a grainy image are trigger-happy American mercenaries in Ukraine or a police SWAT team in New Orleans after...