It's a disturbing time for Jews in Europe right now. But the conflict in Ukraine seems to be making that country a little more welcoming to its Jewish citizens, even as they continue leaving the country in large numbers.
The US and Europe are celebrating the victory of pro-European parties in Ukraine's presidential election, saying it's clear sign that Ukraine wants to modernize and move away from Moscow. But just how much of Ukraine's partially-occupied east is on board?
Seventy-five years ago this week, the world was turned upside down when Hitler and Stalin signed a pact of alliance. Within days Hitler invaded Poland, starting World War II. Roger Moorhouse, a historian, has a new book out on the momentous but often-forgotten "Devils' Alliance."
Like many doctors around the world, Turkish doctors at public health facilities face often-staggering workloads. But unlike in other places, Turkish doctors now face a stunning amount of violence from disgruntled patients and their relatives.
Ukraine has been gripped by demonstrations for weeks now. Protesters want the President to keep his promise and sign a deal with the European Union. The deal would bail out the country's broken finances and bring it into closer association with Brussels. Russia doesn't like that. It's not the first time in Ukraine's history that is has to decide between East and West.
A jittery quiet returned to Ukraine's capital Kiev Tuesday, in the wake of the ouster of president Viktor Yanukovych. Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov says the city's monastery played a critical role in sheltering protestors.
As writer Carmen Bugan grew up with dissident parents in communist Romania, the family's every conversation was recorded by the secret police. She has now read the thousands of pages of documents and traveled back to Romania with her family to tell their story.
Ukraine's former president Victor Yanukovych spent more that $30 million on his personal estate before he fled for Russia. Think private zoo, crocodile skin-lined planters and a copy of John and Yoko's white piano.