• Obama: Russia could avoid further sanctions by changing course

    Obama: Russia could avoid further sanctions by changing course

    U.S. President Barack Obama said  that more sanctions were "teed up" against Russia if it does not deliver on promises in an agreement in Geneva last week to ease tensions in Ukraine.

  • U.S. sending troops to Eastern Europe

    U.S. 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.

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