While emphasizing he wants a diplomatic solution to the crisis and conceding his nation’s military is far smaller than Russia’s, Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Ukraine has “the spirit” to defend itself.
Politics may not stop at the waters edge (if it ever did). But it does get more complicated, as Russia’s involvement in Ukraine is the latest foreign policy crisis to demonstrate.
Russian media say a stern message has been delivered: Ukraine must surrender Crimea, or a full-on military assault could begin Tuesday. Russia disputes that account.
With Russian troops having seized key assets in the Black Sea peninsula, experts say Ukraine’s military is ill-prepared to take on Moscow’s troops in a fight to reclaim the territory.
The secretary of state’s trip comes as Ukraine’s week-old government scrambles to mobilizing reserves in the face of Moscow’s military incursion into the Crimea peninsula.
For the second year, hundreds of visual-effects workers will be protesting instead of celebrating Hollywood’s big night. They say subsidies luring studios abroad are draining the profession.
Updated at 4:50 p.m. In response, Ukraine has put its own forces on alert and warned that a Russian invasion would spark war between the two countries.
Problems with online insurance marketplaces have hampered the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in many states. Connecticut, a success story, is trying to turn its expertise into a business.
A new Democratic National Committee effort is designed to counter voter ID and other laws that make it harder for many voters to cast their ballots. Bill and Hillary Clinton are lending their help.
Izidor Ruckel lived in a Romanian orphanage where children were neglected. Scientists say that lack of attention can damage a child’s brain. But Ruckel thinks his adoptive parents’ love saved him.
Jason Collins, who signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, will be the first active openly gay player in NBA history when he takes to the floor with the team.
Judging from an opponent’s attack, you could easily conclude that Sen. Mark Begich opposes a lifeline to the small Aleutian village of King Cove. But the opposite is true.
In keeping with a trend that began early in Sochi, as of Tuesday the U.S. had collected more bronze medals than any other country at the Winter Games, and a total of 20. Germany had won the most golds. Who was on top? That depends on whom you ask.
In 2007, Missouri repealed a law requiring gun buyers to obtain a license demonstrating they’d first passed a background check. In the years that followed, the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research tracked the results. In the forthcoming issue of Journal of Urban Health, the center will release it’s findings: The law’s repeal was associated with an additional 55 to 63 murders per year in Missouri between 2008 and 2012. For more on the report, Audie Cornish speaks with Daniel Webster, the director of the center.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has proposed a European communications network that would contain online communications within that continent. David Meyer, senior writer at GigaOM, tells Audie Cornish about the source of this idea and whether or not it’s feasible.