Britain’s surveillance agency GCHQ intercepted webcam images of millions of innocent Internet users with its Optic Nerve program, according to a report in the Guardian.
Moral concerns appear to have outweighed public disapproval of the deployment in the national assembly's vote Tuesday.
European officials say the two sides are nearing an agreement that would include reduced presidential powers and early elections in December.
North Korea backed off its threat to block reunions of families split by the Korean War, after Secretary of State Kerry refused to budge on planned military exercises with South Korea.
With Vladimir Putin focused on the Games in Sochi, some experts say that will keep Russian eyes off of Ukraine – opening the door for the EU to cut a deal with Yanukovych.
The US blamed Russia for a leak of a phone call involving a US assistant secretary of state, while a top Kremlin official said Russia had video of Sochi reporters' hotel bathrooms.