|US officials issue alert for Americans in Russia
The State Department is advising U.S. citizens in Russia to be alert amid the potential for increased public demonstrations and anti-American actions in Russia in connection with Russian actions in the Crimea.
|Biden heading to Europe amid Ukraine tensions
The White House said Friday that Vice President Joe Biden will travel next week to Poland and Lithuania amid tensions in nearby Ukraine.
|Shooting scene photos shown during Pistorius trial
Prosecutors at the murder trial of former Olympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius murder trial on Friday showed photographs taken of the bloody crime scene, where the athlete fatally shot his girlfriend through a bathroom door.
|US supports high-level UN debate on North Korea rights
The U.S. government said Friday that it supports a United Nations Security Council discussion of a commission of inquiry's report, which found that North Korea had committed crimes against humanity.
|Finland authorities investigate university attack plot
Authorities in Finland have taken two people into custody for allegedly plotting an attack against the University of Helsinki, officials said Friday.
|Missing Malaysia jet's pilots had firm community ties
More details are emerging about the pilots at the helm of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane -- as police look into their psychological background, their family life and their strong connections to the community.
|Diplomats fail to reach deal over Crimea, await Sunday's vote
Now that the top U.S. and Russian diplomats have failed to find common ground about Ukraine, all eyes are on the vote coming up Sunday in Crimea -- where residents will decide if they want to separate from Ukraine.
|Investigator says missing plane flew over Malaysia
A Malaysian government official said Friday that investigators are increasingly sure that a missing jet turned back across the country after its last radio contact with air traffic controllers, and that someone intentionally changed its course.
|Toronto Mayor Ford slams actor Spacey after Kimmel show
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is claiming he wouldn't know Kevin Spacey "if I ran over him," a week after the House of Cards star poked fun at the mayor when both appeared on a late night talk show.
|At least seven dead in India building collapse
At least seven people are dead, and eight others have been hurt, in the collapse of a seven-story residential building near the Indian city of Mumbai, officials said.