| Jun 18, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Killings, abductions and torture have escalated so intensively in the eastern Ukraine areas occupied by pro-Russia gunmen that "a climate of insecurity and fear" now prevails in the region, a United Nations human rights monitoring team reported Wednesday....
| Jun 11, 2014
| 9:54 AM
The world of high-tech hype was thrown on its ear over the weekend by the news that a computer had passed the "Turing Test" for the first time. The idea was that a machine had finally breached a threshold distinguishing human intelligence from...
| May 30, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The prospect is alluring: long-term influence over a Russian-speaking corridor linking eastern Ukraine and Crimea, ensuring supplies of electricity, food, jet engines and other military hardware as well as unfettered access to offshore oil and gas fields....
| May 6, 2014
| 12:02 PM
The Kremlin's top diplomat signaled Tuesday that Russia won't recognize the results of Ukraine's May 25 presidential election unless it is preceded by a "national dialogue" on redistributing power to the regions and an end to Ukrainian troops' efforts...
| May 5, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Ukrainian government forces fought fierce battles against pro-Russia militants around the occupied town of Slovyansk on Monday in an attempt to recover control of the focal point of a rebellion that Kiev authorities contend is being directed from Moscow....
| May 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Peace, as we have seen, is not an order natural to mankind: it is artificial, intricate and highly volatile. All kinds of preconditions are necessary." -- Michael Howard, "The Invention of Peace"
And here comes World War I, wrapped in World War II,...
| May 11, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Galvanized by fear and propaganda, residents of eastern Ukraine voted Sunday in a widely condemned and unmonitored referendum on independence that is expected to be declared an overwhelming victory by its separatist organizers.
| May 11, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Some residents of this eastern Ukrainian city voted for independence Sunday in expectation of soon having their region annexed by Russia.
Others cast "yes" votes as what they considered a first step toward demanding more regional autonomy while...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:04 PM
KGB agents are apparently not taught history, or so it would seem from Vladimir Putin's recent statement that only "God knows" how a portion of southeastern Ukraine ever became part of that country. The Russian president refers to the region as "New...
| May 2, 2014
| 2:04 PM
A clash Friday between supporters of Ukrainian unity and Russian-backed separatists in the Black Sea port of Odessa left 42 people dead and scores injured, police said.
Thirty of the victims died of smoke inhalation after a fire was set in the central...
| May 3, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Pro-Russia gunmen on Saturday released a team of European arms inspectors and accompanying Ukrainian army officers who had been held for more than a week in the eastern town of Slovyansk.
The release, described by a Kremlin envoy as a "goodwill move,"...
| May 4, 2014
| 12:58 PM
A crowd of more than 2,000 pro-Russia separatists on Sunday night seized one of the last key official sites in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk still in the hands of the country’s interim government.
The demonstrators, some armed with sticks...