Russia isn’t an immutable force
News analysis: Will the downing of Malaysian flight MH17 prompt Western countries to confront the actions of one man?
Shock and grief in Europe as names and stories of the dead roll in
Many of the dead were holidaymakers, like Cor Schilder, a musician, and his girlfriend, florist Neeltje Tol.
You’d hate to be Putin right now
Details surrounding the Malaysia Airlines crash remain murky, but the world is already fuming at Russia.
An enormous crater randomly appeared in remote Siberia and the world is freaking out
It's gotta be either a UFO or a giant worm, right?
Subway derailment in Moscow kills 20 and injures up to 120 people
Investigators said earlier a power surge caused the train to stall and several cars to come off the rails between the Slaviansky Boulevard and Park Pobedy stations.
Watch these beach-goers run in terror from a freak hail storm in Siberia (VIDEO)
"If we die, I love you," one woman is heard screaming.
Retaking Ukraine’s east will not be easy
This little war appears to be getting nastier by the day.
Today in Ukraine: Reports of torture, fresh sanctions, and dozens more dead
A new Amnesty International report on Friday highlighted 'hundreds' of abductions and incidents of torture by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.
In ‘liberated’ eastern Ukraine, the hard work lies ahead
After the military retook the former rebel stronghold of Slovyansk, the authorities face winning angry residents’ hearts and minds.
Kyiv's big win against rebels dims hopes for a truce
The conflict is far from over as rebels regroup near Donetsk and Poroshenko vows to 'flush out' the terrorists.
Major win for pro-European Kyiv
The rebels largest stronghold in the east, Slavyansk, is no longer.
A fuming Russia calls it quits
Tough new anti-smoking restrictions are rocking the boat in one of the world’s heaviest-smoking countries.
Russia's pipeline politics are dividing the EU
The Kremlin is seeking to isolate Ukraine by strengthen Europe's dependence on Russian gas.
This Russian dashcam video of a biker gang attacking a motorist is insane, but not for the usual reasons
Kerry tells Russia to show its disarming separatists in Ukraine 'in hours'
Washington has said it also has new sanctions ready to go, but Kerry said the United States would prefer not to be in 'sanctions mode.'
As violence rages in Ukraine, refugees are finding open arms in Russia
Vilified in the West, Russians say they're only doing their part to help their 'brotherly nation.'
'Putin khuilo,' Ukraine's obscene anti-Russia chant, has been turned into this ridiculous music video
But not to be outdone in the music propaganda war, pro-Russian forces are now rapping.
This chart shows which countries produce the most electricity from renewable energy
Norway for the win.
Ukrainian president calls for unilateral ceasefire
But it’s far from clear whether separatist rebels or Russia will comply.
Ukraine: a nation divided even in mourning
Hundreds bowed their heads in silence on Maidan Sunday, but not in east Ukraine.
Does 'Gerard Depardieu' sound Russian to you?
Does Putin really want to resurrect the Soviet Union?
As Ukraine smolders, the Russian leader is pushing ahead with plans for something big — possibly.
Putin talks to Ukrainian president amid fears of military escalation
Moscow denies allegations the two discussed a peace plan.
The Ukraine crisis is fueling a surge of Russian patriotic pride
Russians seem to be having the last laugh — for now, at least.
Russian programmers prove some people can’t tell the difference between a Ukrainian teenager and a robot
The chatbot that passed the Turing test is not very convincing, has no idea what's happening in Ukraine, and is very, VERY weird.
5 really weird, and enormous, food heists
From maple syrup to caviar, these are some of the weirdest large-scale thefts of food around the world.
Things are getting even weirder in the 'People's Republic of Donetsk'
Reporter’s notebook: the tides are changing in the already bizarre fake state.
Vladimir Putin: love him or hate him, now you can eat him
Chocolate figurines of the Russian president are big sellers in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv.
Why Europe’s new anti-EU parliament will vex America
For starters, some of the newbies are just wild about Putin.
There are definitely Russians fighting in eastern Ukraine
And rebel leaders don’t seem afraid to show it.
Putin and Xi Jinping spend a couple of nights in Rodanthe
The leaders of Russia and China were like 'why not?' after signing behemoth trade deal.