3 7 War & Peace After takeover, Crimean Tatars fear surge in Russian nationalism March 7, 2014, 5 a.m. Crimea's Tatars have deep roots in the region. And a bloody and tragic history. War & Peace Ukraine warns it's on "brink of disaster" as Russia seizes Crimea March 3, 2014, 3:24 p.m. After Ukraine's president fled to Moscow, Russian troops entered Ukraine's region of Crimea. Europe and the U.S. are pressuring Russia to pull back to avert war between the two countries. War & Peace Latin Americans rally in Florida to support Venezuelan protests Feb. 26, 2014, 5 a.m. Shortages of food and fewer freedoms have caused many Venezuelans to take to the streets. Now their relatives in the U.S. are protesting, too. War & Peace Farewell from Russia: Sochi Games end with fireworks and ballet Feb. 25, 2014, 5:23 a.m. They were the costliest Olympics ever. Russia spent $51 billion on the games, topping China's $40 billion on the 2008 Summer Olympics. War & Peace Norwegians depressed over dismal relay race results in Olympics Feb. 21, 2014, 5 a.m. Making matters worse, it was arch-rival Sweden that beat both the men's and women's teams. War & Peace Police and protesters clash in Kiev, death toll put at 9 to as high as 19 Feb. 21, 2014, 5 a.m. Amid the violence is one basic question: Will Ukraine be tied more closely to Russia or to Western Europe? 2 4 War & Peace Animal-loving U.S. athletes take a shine to Sochi's stray dogs Feb. 20, 2014, 5 a.m. They may have come to the Russian resort town for a medal and glory, but several U.S. athletes look set to bring home stray dogs as pets – as long as they can get through the red tape. War & Peace By the numbers: 17 years, tale of 1,001 nights, 1 gold for US skating pair Feb. 19, 2014, 5 a.m. Years of teamwork paid off in gold for Americans Davis and White at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. 3 4 War & Peace At Israeli hospitals near Syria, humanity wins over geopolitics Feb. 18, 2014, 5 a.m. Hospitals and medical centers in northern Israel, near the Golan Heights, have treated more than 700 Syrians who got wounded in that country's bloody civil war. War & Peace Winter Olympics come in from the cold shoulder Feb. 18, 2014, 5 a.m. Millions of TV viewers who once spurned the Olympics are now watching, thanks to the inclusion of extreme winter sports like slopestyle at the Sochi Games. War & Peace Women ski jumpers soar into Olympic history Feb. 14, 2014, 5 a.m. For the first time at the Winter Olympics, and after a long battle for inclusion, women competed in the ski jump. 3 4 War & Peace Afghan women worry their new freedoms may disappear Feb. 13, 2014, 5 a.m. With U.S. combat troops leaving Afghanistan next year, many women fear that the Taliban may come to power again, and their new freedoms will vanish War & Peace Warm-weather nations hot for winter athletes Feb. 13, 2014, 5 a.m. Take Team Togo, for instance. It has recruited athletes from countries with colder climates so it can compete in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. War & Peace Mixed results for states from War on Poverty Feb. 4, 2014, 5 a.m. The Census Bureau's poverty rate is based solely on income. It has started using a supplemental measure which includes the cost of living and government programs like food stamps. War & Peace Will there be empty seats at Sochi Games? Jan. 23, 2014, 5 a.m. With three weeks to go before the opening ceremony at the Russian Winter Olympics, an estimated 300,000 tickets remain to be sold. War & Peace Rodman brings ex-NBA All Stars to North Korea for game Jan. 7, 2014, 5 a.m. The Hall of Fame player has set up an exhibition basketball game on Wednesday to celebrate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's birthday. War & Peace After the snow, comes the mud for Syrian refugees in Lebanon Dec. 17, 2013, 5 a.m. They fled their country to escape its bloody civil war. The refugees live in tents with mud floors in makeshift camps. Aid arrives irregularly. Still, many are glad they've escaped the war. War & Peace Pope Francis named Time's Person of the Year Dec. 12, 2013, 5 a.m. He's called "the people's pope" because he says it's a "global scandal" that nearly 1 billion people today go hungry. He has a simple style and wry sense of humor that resonates with people. War & Peace The NSA spy who played me Dec. 10, 2013, 5 a.m. It sounds like a movie title. But U.S. and U.K. spy agencies are monitoring online games, sending undercover agents into "World of Warcraft" and Xbox Live to look for terrorists, reports say. War & Peace Some young Iranians ignore officially enforced anger at the West Dec. 9, 2013, 5 a.m. They gather in coffeehouses, sipping espresso, and anticipate an end to sanctions against their country following a nuclear agreement. They wouldn't be out of place in London or New York. War & Peace U.S. cargo ship to destroy Syrian nerve gas chemicals at sea Dec. 9, 2013, 5 a.m. The ship is being outfitted with hydrolysis machines that will destroy the chemicals that make nerve gases. No chemicals will be dumped at sea, U.S. officials said. War & Peace Nelson Mandela, father of the new South Africa, dies at 95 Dec. 6, 2013, 5 a.m. "We've lost our greatest son," said South African President Jacob Zuma. War & Peace Talks are tense as Biden meets Chinese leaders in Beijing amid dispute Dec. 5, 2013, 5 a.m. China has declared an air defense zone over tiny islands in the East China Sea. The islands are at the center of a long-running territorial dispute between China and Japan. War & Peace Commuter train bound for New York derails, killing four and injuring scores Dec. 2, 2013, 12:20 p.m. "I woke up when the car started rolling several times. Then I saw the gravel coming at me, and I heard people screaming," said one of the passengers on the derailed train. 2 7 War & Peace Warthog ground-attack plane in Pentagon's crosshairs for retirement Nov. 26, 2013, 5 a.m. The A-10 Thunderbolt got the nickname Warthog because it's an ugly looking aircraft. But this ugly duckling packs one hard punch with a Gatling gun the size of a Volkswagen Beetle. War & Peace Mavis Batey, code breaker who helped ensure D-Day success, dies at 92 Nov. 26, 2013, 5 a.m. She became one of Bletchley Park's nimblest decoders and helped break the Enigma code used by the German intelligence service during World War II. 4 War & Peace Egypt's Christians get little protection as churches face fire attacks Nov. 25, 2013, 5 a.m. Christians are reluctant to complain about the lack of protection from Egypt’s new government after Morsi's ouster.