US President Barack Obama has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that his dispatch of troops to Ukraine flouted international law and warned he was courting political isolation if the incursion continues.
Turkey's parliament has passed a new legislation to shut down private preparatory schools, many of which are run by the movement of an influential United-States-based Muslim cleric that has been in a political rivalry with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
The Basque group ETA has announced it will put its arsenal of weapons "under seal" and "out of operational use", in a move towards disarmament by Western Europe's last major violent separatist movement.
Ukraine has accused Russia of staging an "armed invasion" of its Crimea Peninsula after unidentified pro-Moscow gunmen appeared on the streets of the region.
Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, has been granted the authority to use the country’s armed forces in Ukraine as pro-Russian unidentified gunmen continue to control the state buildings in the southeastern Ukrainian region of Crimea.
A British woman, who killed three men and attacked two others during a 10-day killing spree, will spend the rest of her life in jail.
A Moscow court has ordered Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny to be placed under house arrest, honouring a request from investigators probing an alleged embezzlement case.
Ukraine's interim government has accused Russia of staging an armed invasion in southeastern Crimea after pro-Kremlin armed men seized two airports and government buildings as Kiev calls on the United Nations Security Council to hold a meeting to discuss the developments in the region.
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|William A. Cook|