Russian casualties in Ukraine could lower support for the war in Russia, where the public supports the rebels, but has no interest in getting directly involved.
The two presidents, feeling pressure on both sides of the Ukrainian-Russian border, met on the sidelines of a regional summit today in Minsk.
Experts say that the aid, combined with a new rebel offensive in Donetsk, strengthen Putin's bargaining position ahead of tomorrow's possible meeting with Poroshenko.
Nearly two-thirds of Germans disagree with Chancellor Merkel's decision. Merkel counters that Germany cannot afford to ignore the threat that IS poses.
The world's newest 24-hour TV channel aims to offer a Ukrainian perspective to the English-language media. But will it find an audience?
Pro-Moscow separatists paraded Ukrainian prisoners of war in Donetsk to the delight of cheering crowds today, as Kiev celebrated independence with a rare military parade in the capital.
Some say Macedonia's 'branding' blitz, which has sown the country with statues and colonnades, alienates its Albanian population by glossing over their role in its history.
One hundred years ago today, the Japanese Empire declared war on Germany, turning the previously Europe-centric conflict into a truly 'World War.'
After years of being overshadowed by Russia and the Russian language, many Belarusians are now taking an increased interest in their native language to assert their country's identity.
Shutting down three McDonald's restaurants might seem a symbolic blow to the US. But McDonald's Russia is a successful Russian-owned and -operated company.
Russia's dueling shipments of humanitarian aid to refugees and arms to rebels in Ukraine go toward the same end, experts say: leveraging a peace on Kremlin terms.
European media see the police response in Ferguson, Mo., as a warning against police over-reaction and militarization.
Finland has never been able to extricate itself economically or politically from the mood swings of the giant next door, and it's already taking a hit from the latest crisis.
Russia says its 200-truck convoy is filled with humanitarian aid. But the mystery surrounding it has shaken Kiev and sharpened tensions over President Putin's intentions.
Unionists in Northern Ireland are worried that a 'yes' result in next month's independence referendum in Scotland could eventually lead to a reunification of Ireland.
The Paris-based BlaBlaCar helps match up drivers and passengers for long trips across Europe while avoiding the regulatory issues that have tripped up Uber.
That pro-Russia separatists kidnapped and murdered four members of a Pentecostal church in Slaviansk seems sure. But very little else about the incident is.
The photograph shows a young boy holding a decapitated head and was published by Australian media. The incident has drawn attention to the ranks of Westerners joining jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq.
Support for Israel is strong among French Jews despite – or perhaps because of – deep public anger against Israel for its military offensive in Gaza.
According to Ukrainian media the same missile system was used to down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. Ukraine's air force has lost several planes during months of fighting in eastern Ukraine.