Sochi Olympics: Russia gets gold in spending

Seven years ago, when the Russian city of Sochi won the bidding for the 2014 Winter Olympics , few would have predicted the cost of the hosting the games equal the gross domestic product of Guatemala. At...

A tale of two Ukraines

Two Ukraines In One Before taking sick leave on Jan. 30, the Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych issued a statement saying the Ukrainian authorities have done all they can to resolve the conflict....

The leaders behind Ukraine’s unrest

  In this Monday July 11, 2011 file photo former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko during a trial hearing at the Pecherskiy District Court in Kiev. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov,...
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Storify: Ukraine protests, as seen through new media

Demonstrators have been gathering for more than two months in Kiev’s central Independence Square. As the once peaceful rally intensifies, new methods are evolving to cover the protest, from on the ground and...
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Looking back at Berlin’s past

The 9th of November is an important day in German history, for both highs and lows. It's the day the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and it's the day the German states became a republic in 1918 before the end of...

Controlling migration in Southern Europe

Forced to abandon the war-torn city of Damascus after his home and business were bombed, Iyad Faroud Al Rousan picked up his family and fled Syria through Lebanon and Egypt, finally arriving in Libya, where he...