Destruction and damage are widespread in eastern Ukraine. After five years of conflict many voters just one thing from this month's presidential election: peace.
Ukraine's protesters suspend clashes to negotiate with President Viktor Yanukovich, while China's leadership scrambles to block the web and keep their secret offshore bank accounts from being revealed to Chinese citizens. Curling gets fancy at the Sochi Olympics and South Korea welcomes Canadian hockey players in its bid to qualify for the next Winter Olympics. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.
For some in Ukraine, the mounting protests for integration with the European Union is about more than politics. That's one reason Espreso TV's Anastasia Melnyk can host a morning news show in Kiev and then join the protests in the city's main square.
Ukraine, a former Soviet Bloc country, is torn between its deep economic and cultural ties with Russia and its desire to modernize by becoming part of the European Union. When its president chose to draw closer to Russia over the EU, some Ukrainians applauded, while others took to the streets.