A State Department spokeswoman said Wednesday, Russian forces as well as rocket launchers and armored vehicles are being sent into Eastern Ukraine, in a Russian-directed counteroffensive against the Ukrainian military.
While neither side got the concessions it was seeking, Israel and Hamas agreed to an ambiguous open-ended truce Tuesday. On Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a national address aimed at countering critics of the war.
Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling clashed in a final debate on questions from defense to the sustainability of an economy dependent on revenues from North Sea oil, but the heart of the 90-minute exchange centered on what currency an independent Scotland would use.
France's President Hollande is weighing his options after dissolving the government on Monday over open feuding in the Cabinet over economic policy. Hollande is to announce a new government on Tuesday.
Islamic State fighters captured the Tabqa airfield in northeastern Syria Sunday. The government had made significant investments in both weapons and manpower to try to hold onto the military base, making its fall a both a symbolic and a strategic blow.