Mar 12, 2014 — "We cannot launch a military operation in Crimea, as we would expose the eastern border and Ukraine would not be protected," Oleksandr Turchynov tells Agence France-Presse.
Mar 12, 2014 — Russian troops and pro-Russia militias are taking over military installations. David Greene talks to Washington Post reporter Carol Morello, who's in the Crimean city Sevastopol.
Mar 12, 2014 — Ukraine's territorial integrity is under threat. The region of Crimea is expected to vote to secede and possibly join Russia. U.S. efforts to resolve this diplomatically with Moscow have gone nowhere.
Mar 12, 2014 — Italy detains tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from North Africa and locks them up in harsh conditions. Now it is pushing to revamp the system at home with an eye toward a Europe-wide plan.
Mar 11, 2014 — The New Guinea flatworm is a vicious little thing with an appetite for snails. Its discovery in Normandy has raised concerns about the fate of Europe's snails — and France's famed mollusk appetizer.
Mar 11, 2014 — Imagine: a papal People magazine. It's not far-fetched. A new magazine, My Pope, is covering the weekly activities of Pope Francis — and it's put out by a publisher known for celebrity gossip rags.
Mar 11, 2014 — The reason for the link isn't clear, but researchers say obesity's effect on self-image and self-esteem might be partly to blame.
Mar 11, 2014 — The attack on Nils Horner, who had dual British and Swedish citizenship, is reportedly the first in years in which a Western journalist appeared to have been specifically targeted.
Mar 11, 2014 — Tensions continue to build in advance of a regional referendum on Sunday. Crimeans will be asked whether they wish to split from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation.
Mar 11, 2014 — Is the rift with Russia over Ukraine impeding U.S. diplomatic efforts to end the war in Syria and curb Iran's nuclear ambitions? Renee Montagne talks to Aaron David Miller of the Wilson Center.