Wednesday Apr 2
The former Soviet republic was occupied by the Nazis between 1941 and 1944, when it lost 2.2 million people, including most of its large Jewish population.
Worldwide NSA political and economic spying, new Snowden documents
The classified files leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden to the two publications show that the NSA targeted German Chancellor Angela Merkel and more than 100 other leaders of foreign governments as part of a program known as "Nymrod."
Christian Science Monitor
What does Crimea mean for Kazakhstan oil?
What might Putin's actions in Crimea mean for Kazakhstan , where foreign investors since 2005 have poured more than $170 billion in FDI into the country, primarily in the energy sector? In 2013 Kazakhstan's oil production surged to roughly 1.64 million barrels per day.
Belarusian President Calls Crimea De-Facto Part of Russia
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko stated that his country accepts that Crimea is now de-facto a part of Russia.
The six Sukhoi jets are armed with live missiles, sparking fears we could be on the verge of a new Cold War face-off.