Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 24, 2014 2:55AM ET
While Ukrainians had a fun time having their run of the presidential state, perhaps the most curious find was a pile of documents unceremoniously dumped into a moat before the premises were vacated.
Feb 23, 2014 10:05AM ET
Things are moving swiftly along in Ukraine. Yulia Tymoshenko, the opposition leader who was freed yesterday, spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel by phone today.
Feb 22, 2014 1:18PM ET
After a thirteen-year-long manhant, drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was apprehended in a joint Mexican and American operation this morning.
Feb 22, 2014 9:33AM ET
As the reports continue to trickle in about developments in Ukraine, the grounds of the opulent presidential palace have become the choice destination for Ukrainian protestors and tourists alike.
Feb 22, 2014 8:52AM ET
Anger and sadness has turned to joy and disbelief in Ukraine on Saturday morning, after a lawmaker said that President Viktor Yanukovych is preparing to resign.
Feb 21, 2014 5:16PM ET
To get a better understanding of the situation on the ground in this divided nation, The Wire spoke with two native residents of Lviv, a large Western city near the Slovenia border, who are currently protesting actively in Kiev.
Feb 21, 2014 3:25PM ET
The Sochi Winter Olympics are officially not a drug-free zone as of today, believe it or not.
Feb 21, 2014 1:34PM ET
The Ukrainian Parliament has voted to free Yulia Tymoshenko, a leading member of the Fatherland opposition party and the country's former prime minister.
Feb 21, 2014 1:19PM ET
People drink far more still bottled water than sparkling water these days, and the gap has been growing fast.
Feb 21, 2014 12:20PM ET
Anti-government protests continued in Venezuela on Thursday as President Nicolas Maduro continues with efforts to stop coverage of the mayhem, which he has likened to "war propaganda."
Feb 21, 2014 8:55AM ET
Embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said today that his cabinet has reached an agreement with opposition leaders that should put an end to days of violence and months of unrest in the country. But the tentative deal could be upended if Yanukovych doesn't agree to step down immediately.
Feb 20, 2014 8:58PM ET
Never let it be said that the past won't catch up with you. Yesterday, Germany arrested three men accused of being guards at Auschwitz. The youngest was 88.
Feb 20, 2014 5:08PM ET
More toxic water has leaked from Japan's faulty Fukushima nuclear power plant, according to the plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco). The 100-ton leak is the worst since August, but Tepco doesn't want anyone to worry about it.
Feb 20, 2014 3:11PM ET
Pussy Riot's controversial music video for "Putin will teach you how to love the motherland" is up on YouTube, and it features footage of the band getting beat up while attempting to film the video yesterday. It's also surprisingly professional and kind of perfect.
Feb 20, 2014 12:52PM ET
The Internet has heard Kate cry wolf, and it kind of sounds like she might be crying wolf.
Feb 20, 2014 12:29PM ET
Conflicting reports indicate that Olesya Zhukovska, a 21-year-old medic volunteer at the protests in Kiev, is alive.
Feb 20, 2014 11:50AM ET
Elderly North and South Koreans reunited in the North today, following extended discussions between the neighboring countries that threatened repeatedly to fall through.
Feb 20, 2014 8:07AM ET
Hours after President Viktor Yanukovych and several opposition leaders reportedly agreed to a truce in Kiev's Independence Square, clashes resumed between demonstrators and police, who only dug themselves in further in preparation for a longer fight.
Feb 19, 2014 9:57PM ET
One of the possible causes of the mass honeybee die-offs in recent years -- infectious diseases -- may also be killing wild bumblebees, a new study says.
Feb 19, 2014 4:33PM ET
The death toll from the bloodiest day so far of Ukraine's months-long anti government protests now stands at 25 people, including nine police officers.
Feb 19, 2014 4:02PM ET
North Korean officials arrested and detained an Australian missionary at his Pyongyang hotel days after a UN report drew comparisons to Nazi Germany.
Feb 19, 2014 3:43PM ET
In 1957, a filmmaker traveled to the Soviet Union. The result was an hour-long documentary showing life around the country, including Sochi, where there were women.
Feb 19, 2014 3:20PM ET
While traveling in Mexico on Wednesday, President Obama addressed the ongoing violence in Ukraine on Wednesday with a strong statement aimed primarily at the Ukrainian government.
Feb 19, 2014 2:19PM ET
The average fare for a flight from the US to Europe will vary by $256 from when a ticket is first offered to the day the plane takes off.
Feb 19, 2014 12:50PM ET
A video uploaded to YouTube shows the determined members of Pussy Riot thrown to the ground, beaten with whips and struck with what looks like pepper spray or mace seconds into a performance.
Feb 19, 2014 9:52AM ET
Julia Ioffe on the Kiev protests, Dana Milbank on Obama's fundraising prowess, Noah Kristula-Green on The Lego Movie, Clive Crook on unfunny North Korea jokes, Thomas Friedman on MOOCs in the Middle East.
Feb 18, 2014 7:16PM ET
Several protesters and policemen have died, and scores more have been injured, as clashes between anti-government demonstrators and security forces escalated on Tuesday into the bloodiest day in Ukraine's post-Soviet history.
Feb 18, 2014 4:22PM ET
Binge-watching is far from being a US-only phenomenon, but the US is way ahead of the rest of the world in its TV addiction.
Feb 18, 2014 1:55PM ET
On Tuesday evening in Kiev, police moved in on an anti-government protest camp in central Kiev.
Feb 18, 2014 8:05AM ET
Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, who recently returned to Russia following a global tour promoting prison rights in the country, were detained in Sochi for "theft." Why are we not surprised.