Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has said he is sure that Russia is behind the destabilization of the situation in Ukraine.
The Obama administration has suggested that Ukraine's operations against pro-Russian separatists are justified, but that the U.S. is not considering providing lethal assistance.
A fund, controlled by bond investors famous for their huge punt on Ireland during the crisis, increased its investment in Ukraine this year, as the country hovered on the brink of civil war.
VATICAN CITY — Celebrating Easter on April 20, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted many Christians.
The European Union must do more" to lead worldwide efforts to limit climate change, the UK government has said.
Speaking after the UN urged moving from fossil fuels to renewable sources, Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey said other countries must try to be as "ambitious" as the UK.
The recipients of the 98th Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday, honoring exceptional journalism, literature and musical composition. The winners are:
DONETSK, Ukraine -- Amid reports of casualties on both sides as Ukrainian forces battle pro-Russian militias in Sloviansk, other heavily armed separatists in military uniforms continued to seize or attempt to take over other Ukrainian government buildings or strategic locations in Donetsk Oblast, home to ousted President Viktor Yanukovych and 10 percent of Ukraine's population.
At least three men were killed.
A Ukrainian military convoy - including armoured vehicles - has been barricaded by pro-Russia protesters and armed forces in the town of Kramatorsk.
The Russian and Ukrainian ambassadors to the UN clashed at an emergency Security Council meeting in New York. The session was called by the Russian ambassador who has accused the Ukrainian authorities of waging war on their own people.
Ukraine's President Oleksander Turchynov has issued an ultimatum to pro-Russian activists and gunmen in the country's east - lay down your arms and vacate government buildings by Monday morning, otherwise the government will call in the army.
The Ukrainian government must stop a "war with its own people", the Russian Ambassador to the UN has stated.
Interim President Oleksandr Turchynov 's 9 a.m. deadline for pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine to lay down their arms has passed without Ukrainian launching any military action. Turchynov had threatened to launch “a full-scale anti-terrorist operation” against separatists, but not only has that not happened, he called for a national referendum on greater regional autonomy.
Armed Russian-backed militants, meanwhile, continued to stay on the offensive and took over government buildings in Donetsk Oblast, the latest one being the Horlivka police station.
Editor's Note: The following is a CNN interview with Yulia Marushevska, a EuroMaidan Revolution activist who made the viral YouTube video "I am a Ukrainian."
Natalia Rudenko's ears were still ringing from being shouted at by a father demanding that the Ukrainian-language school she has run for 17 years in Crimea's capital now teach in Russian when local officials turned up at her office to dismiss her.
BRUSSELS - Lithuania, Luxembourg and Sweden have explicitly backed Ukraine’s right to use force against pro-Russian separatists.
Income declarations released by the government show President Vladimir Putin earned 3,672,208 rubles ($102,660) last year, while Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev made 4,259,525 rubles.
BERLIN - Russia spends more on arms compared to its GDP than the US and European countries, according to fresh figures released on April 14 by Sipri, a military spending research group.