Leader of Ukraine's Right Sector ultra-right nationalist movement Dmitry Yarosh, who is wanted in Russia for terrorist crimes in Chechnya in 1994-95, has announced plans to create a special battalion, "Donbass", manned by activists from the Donetsk region, Ukrainian media report.
Vitali Klitschko, leader of the party UDAR, was nominated for the post of Kiev mayor at a recent conference of the party's Kiev city organization. Klitschko reiterated that his priority is to destroy the barriers that keep Kiev from developing freely and successfully, the UDAR press service reported on Wednesday.
According to the latest survey conducted by Pew Research Center, most Americans believe that technology will improve their life for the better. However, they are expressing concerns about the specific technologies, such as surveillance drones, wearable computing devices, social networks and other internet services which could pose a significant threat to their privacy.
Deadly protests broke out in a slum near Brazil's Copacabana beach after police and protesters clashed over the death of a professional dancer on Tuesday night. One person was reported dead in the shootout in the Pavao-Pavaozinho favela and a 12-year-old boy was injured in the protest, according to local media.
Catalonia's political chief Artur Mas vowed on Wednesday to push ahead with a vote on independence from Spain on November 9, flying in the face of fierce opposition from Madrid.
Russia has banned poultry imports from California for 90 days due to the outbreak of bird flu in the state.
More than a half of China's underground waters are too polluted to drink, according to official reports. Local media are extremely concerned over the extent of ground water pollution in the country despite the government's pledges to address the issue. In early March, Beijing launched a major anti-pollution campaign, but experts fear that the interests of local landowners will make it hard to succeed.
Slovakia’s President Ivan Gasparovic is confident that there will be no military conflict between Russia and Ukraine, hence no point in discussing possible NATO deployments in his country. While helping Ukraine, he said on Wednesday, Slovakia should take care to avoid hurting its own interests, local media report.
The lawsuit, filed on behalf of four different men, blames the United States of violating their rights by keeping them on the no-fly list after they declined to spy on local Muslim communities, notably in New York, New Jersey and Nebraska. Some view the move as a punishment, though more likely this is a rigid coercive tool, plaintiffs argue.
Croatia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned for a dressing down Australia’s ambassador to Zagreb. There was only one question: what was the reason for Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s affinity for fascists? And what was the reason why he had decided to congratulate Australian Croatians with the anniversary of the creation of a Nazi state in Croatia in 1941? The ambassador had to listen to lots of unpleasant things and at the same time take a lesson in the Balkans’ history during World War II.
Former employee of the US Central Intelligence Agency, Edward Snowden, who was granted temporary asylum in Russia, has officially taken up the post of Glasgow University rector, according to a university press release. Edward Snowden attended the official ceremony via videoconferencing, and he specifically thanked the university students for electing him their rector. He apologized for his physical absence from the ceremony.
Having guns at home increases chances of suicide, homocide, accidental shootin 22 times, and US law allow it - gun violence expert
Ahead of a two-day Net Mundial international conference in Sao Paulo on the future of the Internet, Brazil's Senate has unanimously adopted a bill which guarantees online privacy of Brazilian users and ensures equal access to the global network.
Two meetings (opponents and supporters of the current Kiev authorities) were held near Kharkov City Council. Supporters of the country's federalization picketed mayor's office, as reported by local media. They carried a large banner "No elections without a referendum". Protesters demanded that the Ukrainian authorities grant Russian the status of an official language. Meanwhile, supporters of Kiev authorities gathered near the Eternal Flame, they chanted slogans in support of the "united and indivisible Ukraine".
US troops will arrive this week in Lithuania for a series of training exercises, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said Wednesday.
China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday it was investigating reports that a chlorine canister bearing the name of the country's biggest arms maker was shown in footage believed to document a gas attack in Syria this month, Reuters reports.
Ukrainian Hungarians favor the creating of a national autonomy in the Zakarpatie Region. They also ask the current authorities in Kiev to give back the opportunity to the Hungarian parliament members to represent the ethnic minority in Verkhovna Rada.
More than a week after a South Korean ferry carrying 476 people capsized and sank, North Korea finally voiced its condolences Wednesday for the victims of the disaster, including the many schoolchildren who died.
After a string of local break ins, the Pennsylvania chapter of the Ku Klux Klan established a neighborhood watch to monitor criminal activity in Fairview Township, Pennsylvania.
Unknown individuals set fire to two Privatbank ATMs in Kharkov in the early hours of Wednesday. The incidents took place in the Dzerzhinsky and Oktyabrsky districts of the city, the public relations department of the Ukrainian interior ministry's main department in the Kharkov region reported.