Both the Ukrainian government and Russian-backed separatists are blaming each other for breaking a ceasefire this week. Shelling in Ukraine's Donetsk region has left at least 15 dead, leading the US ambassador to the UN to condemn Russia.
At a time when the United States is calling for more restrictions on fuel exports to North Korea, Russia may be attempting to avoid the total collapse of the regime in Pyongyang. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
The showdown involving Mikheil Saakashvili is a sideshow. But if those in power in Kyiv continue to block the fight against corruption, the consequences will be devastating, writes DW's Bernd Johann.
With Moscow's backing, the Syrian government has agreed to a ceasefire in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta. But as another round of UN talks prepare to start in Geneva, heavy shelling in the area killed three on Tuesday.
Finland became an independent nation exactly a century ago, facilitated by revolution in Russia. Now in the EU and the eurozone, but not in NATO, it's also a top performer in education, coffee consumption and motorsport.
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