The rocket attack came a day after the rebels rejected a peace deal and announced they were going on a multi-pronged offensive against the government in Kiev in a bid to seize more territory.
The continent skipped land lines for mobile phones. Now a new generation of start-ups is trying to bring sun power to rural Africa – and leapfrog the fossil fuel era.
Riding a wave of frustration at a deep economic recession and austerity measures demanded by other European powers, early results from Greece's election showed the left-wing Syriza with a comfortable lead.
Climate change and defense issues remain ahead for Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the state visit. Tomorrow, Obama will be the first US leader to be guest of honor at India's Republic Day military parade.
Obama will be the first US presidential guest of honor at India's grand parade on Republic Day, Monday. While Obama has called the US-India relationship pivotal in the 21st century, divides on trade, energy, geopolitics are deeper than advertised.
Upwards of two feet of snow or more could shut down schools and businesses between Boston and New York, starting Monday.
The Iowa Freedom Summit Saturday was a platform for conservatives considering a run for president, and Donald Trump was on the attack. It hinted at what lies ahead.
At a Republican event Saturday in Iowa, the business mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump revealed who he thinks best belongs in the White House.
Iowa Freedom Summit message: Potential 2016 presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have some work to do to gain support of grassroots Republican activists.
While political debate over American Sniper grows, US veterans are finding the space they need to talk about their own war stories.
The rise and fall of civilizations is the drama of history. But quiet progress -- century by century, civilization by civilization -- is the real story to watch.
On his visit to India, President Obama can take note of a new reform aimed at boosting the value of girls and women in the economy. Many countries now see female empowerment as necessary for growth.
German leaders and protesters counter anti-Islam hate groups with an embrace of tolerance. One Berlin project even plans a joint house of prayer for Christians, Muslims, and Jews.
Formal talks on US-Cuba ties started Wednesday, with President Obama insisting on Cubans being given access to the Internet. He is right to see the Internet as the people's searchlight for freedom – despite his doubts about 'democracy promotion.'
Privacy has always been an essential need for humans. Do the conveniences and dangers of the digital age change that?
With gas prices near or below $2 per gallon, now is the perfect time to take a road trip. We've picked five hot road trip destinations for you and calculated how much a round trip car ride would be from seven of the country's biggest cities.
The US dollar's exchange rates with international currencies have improved in the last eight months. This means food, transportation costs, and other expenses will cost you less when visiting some popular destinations across the globe.
Some 2,500 of the world's elite descended upon Davos, Switzerland for the 45th World Economic Forum. What was on their minds?
If you're looking for cheap, mid-sized tablets for entertainment or work, you'll want to check out this list of five great tablet deals. You can save $30 on the full-HD Dell Venue 8, grab a Toshiba Encore Mini for just $79, or bag a Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 at $81 off.
Ford's new research center in Silicon Valley will house projects focusing on connectivity and self-driving cars. The experiments are part of the Smart Mobility Plan Ford unveiled at CES earlier this month.
A new approach to measuring methane leaks revealed that the Boston area alone lost enough natural gas during one year to fuel 200,000 homes.
The passing of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah caused a brief spike in oil prices, but his successor, Crown Prince Salman, has pledged continuity in energy policy. Broader security issues could roil oil markets down the road.
It's two years until the 2016 presidential race, but debate over the Keystone XL pipeline is pushing some GOP presidential hopefuls to go on the record about an issue they might rather not discuss: climate change.
Two hundred birds have died, and 315 more have been coated with a gray, sticky, and odorless substance. The affected birds began turning up on San Francisco Bay shorelines about a week ago.
Despite a steep decline in oil prices and violence that descended upon Iraq last year, the country is producing oil at record levels.
Through an agreement with T-Mobile and Sprint, Google is on its way to becoming the newest wireless carrier in the US, according to reports. What does this say about Google's overall ambitions?
E-commerce sites such as Amazon and rivals have led to a commercial property boom in India as companies seek more storage space.
So many devices are being added to the Internet, Google chief executive Eric Schmidt says, that the distinction between 'online' and 'offline' will start to become meaningless.
A new app that provides users with a virtual partner has hit the market. Why should – or shouldn’t – you get it?
Ford opened a new Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto, Calif., on Thursday, in order to collaborate with other Silicon Valley tech companies. The next generation of autos will be interconnected and partially (or fully) autonomous.
Roughly 1,800 feet wide, Asteroid 2004 BL86 will whiz past our planet with a comfortable 745,000 miles of clearance, scientists say.
NASA's Opportunity rover may have a bit of amnesia, but that didn't stop it from capturing a spectacular vista from the rim of a crater.
Scientists drilling deep into the ice in Antarctica have spotted a colony of fish, crustaceans, and jellyfish inhabiting the dark, frigid waters below.
The makeup of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which is currently being orbited by Europe's Rosetta spacecraft is much more heterogeneous than previously thought.
New research suggests that the ancestors of modern day humans evolved humanlike hands long before the advent of toolmaking.
Super Bowl 2015 commercials: Why you may see some Super Bowl ads about 'real men' during the biggest game of the year.
The Grateful Dead will play in July. An online petition - with 8,000 signatures as of Saturday - asks that fans be allowed to park and camp overnight in lots surrounding Soldier Field stadium along Lake Michigan.
One mom is just getting the hang of the preschool schedule when the next year’s registration process begins.
'Mortdecai' is an anachronistic mess that never succeeds in re-creating the breezy tone or snappy rhythm of the classic caper movies that it aims to pastiche despite a heavyweight cast and and the solid directing skills of David Koepp. 'Mortdecai' co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Paul Bettany.
This light and refreshing salad makes an interesting side to a stir-fry or curry.
A Christian Science perspective: How can our prayers make a difference in the world?
Recently released novel 'The Magician's Lie' by Greer Macallister tells the story of a female illusionist who falls under suspicion for murder when her husband turns up dead.
'The Girl on the Train' is by Paula Hawkins.
To read Homer, says Adam Nicolson, is to feel 'a form of reassurance that in the end there is some kind of understanding in the world.'
Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.
Blackwood's novel centers on a crime that takes place in a Texas town, examining the aftermath of the crime – and the afterlives of its victims.