Reuters | At least two people were killed in a gunfight early on Sunday near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists.
Reuters | The extra Russian military forces near the border with Ukraine have been deployed there in response to instability in Ukraine, a Kremlin spokesman said.
Reuters | The Kremlin on Friday described as unacceptable a U.S. threat to impose sanctions.
AFP | A drone strike Saturday killed 15 Al-Qaeda suspects and three civilians in Yemen’s central Baida province, a stronghold of the extremist group, a security official said.
Zero Hedge | Yesterday, in the seceding Ukraine town of Kramatorsk, it is a woman’s turn.
Kurt Nimmo | Response to ineptness of junta and failure of its eastern operation to prevent secession.
The Independent | A planet similar in size to Earth with surface temperatures suitable for water to exist in liquid form has been discovered.
London Guardian | No sign of pro-Russian groups pulling out of city halls and town squares in eastern Ukraine despite deal to defuse crisis.
RT | Despite calls for a peaceful dialogue in the document on Ukraine adopted in Geneva.
RT | The manager of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant has admitted not having full control of the facility.
Courthouse News | The Department of Justice does not have to disclose documents related to a targeted drone strike that killed U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki in 2011, a federal judge ruled.
Washington Free Beacon | FBI seeking to derail hearings, families claim.
RIA Novosti | Three people dead, thirteen others injured in a confrontation between anti-government protesters and soldiers.
RT | “This is nonsense, there are no Russian troops in the east of Ukraine,” Vladimir Putin said.
Zero Hedge | “We have been cheated by CCB,” exclaimed one Chinese investor…
Tony Cartalucci | A Pattern That Fits Conspiracy.
Consortium News | the U.S. news media continues to feed the American public a steady dose of anti-Russian propaganda.
RIA Novosti | “We have seen that these people are neither separatists nor terrorists, but just ordinary people and we refuse to fight them.”
RT | NATO is strengthening its military presence in the Baltic and Mediterranean due to the escalation of the Ukrainian crisis.
London Independent | Saturn already has 62 moons (including the gigantic Titan, seen transiting in front of the planet above) but this new addition could be its last.
Sky News | Almost 300 people are missing after a ferry sank off the coast of South Korea.
RT | The sharp escalation of the Ukraine crisis virtually puts the country on the brink of civil war, Russian President Vladimir Putin told German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a telephone call.
RT | A Ukrainian general leading the operation against protesters in the east of the country has warned that activists who refuse to lay down their arms will be “destroyed.”
RIA Novosti | “The main armored transport vehicle had a Russian flag on it and they left together with our [protesters] towards Slaviansk,” a witness said.
RT | Ukrainian troops have seized an airfield in the eastern city of Kramatorsk.
Reuters | Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war on Tuesday as Kiev said an “anti-terrorist operation” against pro-Moscow separatists was under way.
Reuters | “We believe that NATO should not be limited in anything which concerns the security of its members.”
Sky News | Russian President Vladimir Putin denies intervening in eastern Ukraine during a phone call with US President Barack Obama.
RT | Russian President Vladimir Putin urged his American counterpart on Monday to use the White House’s influence on the Ukrainian government.
CNN | The technology company announced Monday that it has acquired Titan Aerospace, a start-up founded in 2012 that makes high-altitude, solar-powered drones.
ITAR-TASS | “The main task of the launch was to confirm the reliability of a batch of missiles manufactured at the Votkinsk plant, in Udmurtia,” the Defence Ministry’s strategic missile force spokesman says.
RT | The anti-Kiev protests are expanding in Ukraine’s Donetsk Region, where activists are besieging police HQ in the city of Gorlovka.
Sky News | Body parts are strewn across a station near Nigeria’s capital after a powerful blast struck at rush hour, killing at least 71.
RT | The international community must demand that those who are in power in Kiev stop war on their own citizens in south-eastern Ukraine, Russia’s UN envoy said.
RIA Novosti | A draft UN report on human rights in Ukraine reportedly acquired by US-based political magazine Foreign Policy claims Russia “rigged” the referendum in Crimea, the news outlet said on its website.
Zero Hedge | The new puppetmaster appears to be in town (or was).
Reuters | Ukraine’s government said on Sunday it was sending security forces into the eastern city of Slaviansk.
Reuters | At least 15 armed men seized police headquarters in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk on Saturday.
UK Daily Mail | ‘was abruptly cut off’.
Zero Hedge | Putin is about to win yet again.
RIA Novosti | Petr Martynychev – Claims that a private US security company has sent mercenaries to Ukraine are untrue, US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland has said.
RT | The United States Department of Justice and the White House Press Office are this year’s top winners of a dubious award.
RT | The satellite images released by NATO that allegedly show a current build-up of Russian troops near Ukrainian border were taken in August 2013 amid military drills.
New American | German President Joachim Gauck (shown) warned that self-government by the people is “dangerous.”
RIA Novosti | Putin called on the country’s EU partners to join consultations at the ministerial level to help Ukraine’s economy out of the woods.
Zero Hedge | As opposed to the 19th century, one assumes, eh John Kerry?
RT | Companies that provide WiFi on US domestic flights are handing over their data to the NSA.
Zero Hedge | Apparently doing away with diplomatic pleasantries, the Chinese have been directly clear with Chuck Hagel.
Vice | Eric Harroun, the US Army vet who went to Syria to fight with the Free Syrian Army died Tuesday, according to his family.
CNS News | “You can’t help but get the impression our foreign policy is just spinning out of control.”