Every holiday season, visitors flock to the Christmas markets in Prague and Bratislava, where shining lights and kitschy decorations abound. But the cousin capitals have retained some of their unique local traditions.
The Ukrainian crisis summit in Geneva has produced a peace plan. Gunther Krichbaum, chairman of the European Affairs Committee of the German Bundestag, welcomes the agreement, but doesn’t view it as a breakthrough.
Edward Snowden has written a response to the criticism over his question on mass surveillance put to Russian President Vladimir Putin on state television, saying he wanted to start a debate, not assist the Kremlin.
A leader among pro-Russian activists occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine has said his side will not move until Kyiv's interim government steps down. This follows a de-escalation agreement made in Geneva.
Christians are celebrating Good Friday in honor of the crucifixion of Jesus. In the Philippines, nine men were nailed to crosses in a bloody annual spectacle before thousands of onlookers.