• Suspected Grenade Thrower In Kyiv Caught On Camera
    A man throwing what appeared to be a grenade during a protest in Kyiv was caught on video by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty cameras. The violence erupted after parliament approved a draft constitutional amendment granting more autonomy to the eastern Ukrainian regions. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)
  • Pro-Kremlin Russian Jazz Icon Roasted Over U.S. Citizenship
    Iconic Russian jazzman Igor Butman, an ally of President Vladimir Putin's, has come under fire from Kremlin critics over his U.S. citizenship after he performed in Russian-occupied Crimea.
  • Iran Reformist Leader Detained, Released
    Iranian media reports that the leader of the newly established reformist National Unity party has been released a few hours after being detained in Tehran.
  • Kyrgyzstan Celebrates Independence Day
    At Independence Day celebrations, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev said upcoming elections will be a major test for the country.
  • Putin Pumps Iron, Internet Delivers Punch Lines
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev spent their Sunday on a thoroughly photographed man-date. Whatever the official goal might have been, the photo shoot sparked a wave of Internet memes.
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