• US sending troops to Eastern Europe

    US sending troops to Eastern Europe

    - The United States is sending about 600 soldiers to Poland and the three Baltic states for infantry exercises - said the Pentagon. It is one of its highest-profile steps yet to reassure NATO allies after Russia's seizure of Crimea.

  • Pope Francis prayed for global peace

    Pope Francis prayed for global peace

    Pope Francis prayed on Easter Sunday for peace in the Ukraine, Syria and all parts of the world. 150,000 people gathered at the Mass he celebrated at an altar set up under a canopy on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica.

  • Shooting in the east of Ukraine

    Shooting in the east of Ukraine

    In the night shooting on the outskirts of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine, five people were killed - reported Russian media. Ukrainian officials said one died in a clash between "two groups of citizens". Sloviansk is a town completely overrun by pro-Russian separatists.

  • 12 killed in worst-ever Mount Everest accident

    12 killed in worst-ever Mount Everest accident

    The avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides at the beginning of the main climbing season. It hit the most popular route to the mountain's peak.

  • Separatists reject Geneva deal

    Separatists reject Geneva deal

    Denis Pushilin, leader of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, said he does not consider his men to be bound by an agreement from Geneva requiring illegal groups to disarm and vacate buildings.

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