A makeshift border is now under construction between Ukraine's mainland and its Crimean peninsula. While it might be a sign of Russian confidence in Crimea, for now the ad-hoc "crossing" has the makings of a farce.
DW explains the problems and potential consequences of the imminent Crimean referendum.
In Simferopol, people have little doubt that annexation - and a new currency - are coming.
Yulia Tymoshenko is yet to clearly lay out her plans for the future, but there are signs she may intend to move into the Ukrainian president's office. Experts say she may just have a chance of succeeding.
After criticizing Russia's actions in Crimea, Chancellor Merkel is now looking beyond condemnations.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday (10. 03. 2014) displayed the seized rockets allegedly bound for Gaza from Iran. He used the opportunity to condemn talks over Iran's nuclear weapons program.
The streets of Beirut are becoming ever more crowded as the tiny country is flooded with refugees from across the border in Syria. But the government still does not have a policy on what to do with them.
Ten years after its worst-ever terror attack, Spain is still dealing with the consequences.
The EU's counterterrorism coordinator says the terrorist threat in Europe has now evolved.
Pro-Russian forces are in control of Crimea. The Crimean parliament is vying for Crimea to become part of Russia, a move the pro-Western government in Kyiv is trying to prevent. The situation could quickly escalate.
In his book 'The Snowden Files', Guardian journalist Luke Harding describes how the world came to learn about the reach of secret services. Harding spoke to DW about his personal experience of the NSA/GCHQ scandal.
More and more young Muslims are being radicalized and coaxed into fighting in Syria by Salafists. Both teachers and parents have reasons for concern, because there is currently a lack of strategies to protect teenagers.
The EU Commission has sought help from an expert advisory panel in talks on an EU-US free trade deal. Observers argue the group is just a fig leaf, and that the negotiations will still largely take place in secret.
Abdullah Abu Rahmah was at a protest in 2009 against an Israeli-built concrete wall in the West Bank when his cousin, Bassem, 30, was hit in the chest with a tear gas canister allegedly fired by Israeli soldiers.
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