Apr 19, 2014 — Citing recent progress and the Easter holiday, Ukrainian officials say they've suspended an "anti-terrorist operation" aimed at pro-Russian forces who have occupied government buildings.
Apr 19, 2014 — Russian President Putin is reaching out to Muslims in Crimea. Professor Robert Crews tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn that Putin is trying to build alliances in the Muslim world to weigh against the West.
Apr 18, 2014 — The port town of Bayonne in France's Basque region is known for its colorful food and culture. And since 1464, its residents have celebrated the remarkable, local cured ham at the springtime Ham Fair.
Apr 18, 2014 — While diplomats have agreed on a plan to reduce tensions, the pro-Russia protesters who have seized government buildings say they aren't bound by that deal.
Apr 18, 2014 — The agreement calls on all parties to refrain from violence, requires that illegally-armed groups disarm and that control of government buildings be returned to Ukrainian authorities.
Apr 18, 2014 — President Putin was asked whether Russia planned to invade Ukraine. Putin said he hoped he didn't have to, but reserved the right to do so if he felt he needed to protect Russian interests there.
Apr 17, 2014 — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he hopes he won't have to move troops into Ukraine to protect the local Russian-speaking population, but he reserves the right to do so.
Apr 17, 2014 — Israel has been largely silent about Russia's muscling in on Ukraine. The tiny country — with a Russian Jewish foreign minister — seems to want to preserve its good relations with Moscow.
Apr 17, 2014 — Diplomats from the United States and Europe gathered in Geneva Thursday to discuss how to resolve the crisis in Ukraine. Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union spoke for more than five hours on the issue.
Apr 17, 2014 — In eastern Ukraine, demonstrators supporting a unified Ukraine are rallying just blocks from where pro-Russian militants are occupying a government building.