Ukraine protests

Atop the spire of a building in Moscow, a man takes a "selfie" as he stands with a Ukrainian flag on a Soviet-style star re-touched with blue paint to resemble the yellow-and-blue national colors of Ukraine.

32 stories above Moscow, an unusual protest unfurls

Global Politics

An unusual protest in took place 32 stories above Moscow on Wednesday. There, attached to the iconic Soviet star atop a famous apartment building, an unnamed protester unfurled the Ukrainian flag and gave a shot in the arm to Russians opposed to intervention in Ukraine.

Graffiti portrait of Taras Shevchenko in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

A 19th-century poet is a symbol of resistance in Ukraine

Arts, Culture & Media
A woman takes photos of a "Wanted" notice for fugitive Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich, plastered on the window of a car used as a barricade, near Kiev's Independent Square February 24, 2014.

Where did the downfall of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych begin?

Global Politics

Five reasons why Ukraine’s ousted president might be hiding in Crimea

Global Politics
Russian OMON security forces detained dozens outside a Moscow courthouse, where anti-Putin protestors were sentenced to up to four years in prison.

Inside and outside a Moscow courtroom, Russia cracks down on dissent

Conflict & Justice

How do you capture a drug kingpin without firing a shot?

Global Scan

Over the weekend, US and Mexican officials teamed up to capture one of the Mexico’s most notorious drug kingpins, El Chapo of the Sinaloa cartel. And they did it without firing a single shot. Meanwhile, all the gunfire and violence in Ukraine finally forced its president from power and into hiding, but his time is running out. That and more, in today’s Global Scan.

Anti-government protesters carry a man with a bullet wound on his leg during clashes with riot police in Independence Square in Kiev, February 20, 2014.

Why did the situation in Ukraine turn so violent so fast?

Conflict & Justice

The streets of Kiev were a deadly battle zone again after a short-lived truce between protesters and government troops broke down. BBC Ukraine analyst Olexiy Solohubenko explains to Host Carol Hills of PRI’s The World how the three-month standoff turned violent so quickly.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) gestures during a statement on the violence in Ukraine before a meeting with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in Paris February 19, 2014.

Can the US and Europe do anything to stop the violence in Ukraine?

Global Politics

With the US calling on Ukraine’s government to negotiate with the protesters, and Russia labeling demonstrators as extremists involved in a coup, there’s little room for a diplomatic solution to the escalating crisis in Ukraine.

Anti-government protesters throw missiles during clashes with riot police at the Independence Square in Kiev, Wednesday.

Violence continues in Ukraine as the government launches an ‘anti-terrorism operation’

Conflict & Justice

Ukrainians are worried about what’s in store for their nation in the coming days. Violent clashes with protesters have left at least 25 dead. And government threats leave many fearful of an even more forceful response.

Feb 18 violence in Kiev

The Ukrainian government moves to violently shut down the Kiev protest

Global Scan

Violent scenes of fires and stun grenades are playing out in Kiev as riot police attempt to dislodge those protesting Ukraine’s tilt toward Russia. Foreign governments are condemning the violence. In Saudi Arabia, women will need male chaperones to visit medical clinics. And the Great Barrier Reef is under attack — from carnivorous starfish, in today’s Global Scan.