Hong Kong police cleared activists from one of the largest protest sites in the city on Nov. 26 and arrested Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, two of the student leaders at the heart of the pro-democracy movement that has shaken the Asian financial hub.
MOSCOW -- As if Russian President Vladimir Putin did not have enough to worry about with Western sanctions, falling oil prices and a collapsing currency, there is also now the price of buckwheat.
PEREVALSK, Ukraine -- The armed camouflaged men and women immediately stand to attention when Ataman Nikolai Kozitsyn enters the salmon-hued hall of the Soviet-era House of Culture he uses as one of his three offices.
Russia is trolling the US hard over Ferguson.
Cats are renowned for their capacity to wreak havoc, but after leaving some 27,000 people without electricity, one cat's shenanigans must be pushing for a new record.
BRUSSELS -- At a technology fair in Moscow last month, European executives faced the new reality of doing business in Russia since the West imposed sanctions: the number of companies at the international showcase had shrunk by half from a year ago.
Ukraine has leveled fresh charges that Russia is sending military support to pro-Russian separatists in the east.
PRAGUE -- Neither Russia nor any other foreign power can be allowed to dictate that Ukraine stay out of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which would force the ex-Soviet state into neutrality to ensure its security, the Czech and Lithuanian foreign ministers said on Nov. 25.
Child soldiers appear to be playing a part on both sides of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. A boy as young as 15 has been shown training pro-Russian separatist recruits in how to handle weapons, while Ukrainian media have told the story of a 17-year-old volunteer sapper.
BRUSSELS - A top U.S. military commander, General Philip Breedlove, will visit Ukraine on Nov. 25 for talks with senior political and military leaders, a spokesman said.
PARIS - France will postpone handing over a sophisticated French-built warship to the Russian Navy "until further notice," President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday. "The current situation in eastern Ukraine still does not permit the delivery of the first Mistral-class amphibious assault ship," Mr. Hollande said in a statement.
France has put on hold a controversial deal to supply Russia with two high-tech amphibious assault ships following international concern over Moscow's military involvement in Ukraine.
ROSTOV-ON-DON - British members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will come to the Rostov region to meet with the displaced persons who were forced to flee their homes in Ukraine, a spokesperson for the Russian region's government told Interfax on Tuesday.
KHERSON - Kherson Regional State Administration has addressed the Kherson group of special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Ukraine with a proposal to organize together with local border guards the patrolling of the administrative boundary of Crimea.
BRUSSELS - Russia's Vladimir Putin became persona non grata in EU capitals when he annexed Crimea. They didn't blacklist him. But, in March, EU leaders decided to "cancel the next EU-Russia summit" and to "not hold bilateral regular meetings".
Polish Foreign Affairs Minister Grzegorz Schetyna met with Ukraine's Ambassador Andriy Deschytsia on Tuesday to discuss the issues of bilateral cooperation, as well as the visit of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko scheduled for mid-December.
France has suspended "until further notice" the controversial delivery of a helicopter carrier to the Russian navy. President Francois Hollande blamed continuing unrest in eastern Ukraine, where Russia is accused of backing separatists in their fight against the government in Kyiv.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said sanctions against Russia will stay as long as the government in Moscow does little to resolve the conflict in Ukraine. "We're working on a diplomatic resolution to this crisis," Merkel said on Nov. 25 in Berlin.
Ukraine condemns 'Treaty on Alliance and Strategic Partnership' signed between Russian and the Republic of Abkhazia unrecognized by the majority of the countries of the world, Spokesman of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine Yevhen Perebyinis has said.
Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, who is imprisoned in Russia and who has been elected as an MP on the Batkivschyna All-Ukrainian Association ticket, has received her member's of parliament ID, her lawyer Mark Feygin wrote on Twitter.