Despite being under house arrest, Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, is still making headlines. Assange debuted his talk show, The World Tomorrow, Tuesday on Russian television. The first episode is available online and features an interview with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.
After World War II, millions of Ukrainians became refugees when the Soviet Union began ethnic cleansing. George Orwell's novel "Animal Farm" became popular among Ukrainian refugees, as it reminded them of the hardships they endured under Stalinist rule.
American women playing basketball can make a few bucks in the WNBA. But more and more, the elite women in the WNBA are spending the league's off-season overseas, competing in Russia to make a few extra dollars while they're still in prime playing shape.
United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan says Syria has agreed to his six-point plan that he hopes will bring about an end to the year-long violence in the country. It's already claimed more than 8,000 lives, according to U.N. estimates.
In Russia's largest cities, government employees are given sirens and blue lights that give them the right to disobey traffic signals and barrel through traffic. But a small and growing protest movement is challenging them and their special privilege.
Russia makes a big deal out of International Women's Day. Women are celebrated, getting flowers and gifts. It's described as a combination of Mother's Day and Valentine's Day — all rolled into one.
Russians who stood united against Vladimir Putin awoke on Monday to their new political reality. Putin was re-elected. While thousands took to the streets to protest the election, they're also realistic. Many are trying to answer the question, now what?
Vladimir Putin won the presidency of Russia for six more years following last week's election, receiving more than 63 percent of the vote. However, opponents and monitors are questioning the fairness of the election, claiming abuse of election monitors and so-called "carousel voting." Anti-Putin protests are expected at the Moscow Kremlin Monday night.
Vladimir Putin is widely expected to win re-election as president on Sunday. And he can probably do it without fraud. But in the wake of what many say were very fraudulent elections in December, many Russians are volunteering to monitor the votes coming in.
As Russians prepare to head to the polls on Sunday, voters in the nation's cities are increasingly unhappy with what seems to be almost a foregone conclusion. Vladimir Putin will be re-elected president. But out in the rural areas, support remains wide-spread, if more reserved than it once was.