In a secret operation to secure nuclear material, the United States has helped Ukraine send to Russia enough uranium to build two atomic bombs.
It's customary at year's end to share our favorite news items from the year past - from happy moments to outrages. As a professor and historian, I tend to highlight things I fear are lost to American education. To that end, I've become somewhat of a pessimist, especially as I observe what the next generation is not being taught.
Ukraine's often tumultuous politics plunged into actual chaos when a fight in parliament sent at least six legislators to the hospital with concussions, a fractured jaw and multiple bruises.
Want a better understanding of the world's worst nuclear disaster? Come tour the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Beginning next year, Ukraine plans to open up the sealed zone around the Chernobyl reactor to visitors who wish to learn more about the tragedy that occurred nearly a quarter of a century ago, the Emergency Situations Ministry said Monday.
Soccer's 2012 European Championship could be played using an experimental system of five match officials.
The lives, works and achievements of Franz Kafka of Prague and the far less well known 19th-century Jewish mystic Reb Nachman of Bratslav would seem at first glance to have nothing in common.
China and 18 other countries have declined to attend this year's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honoring Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, Nobel officials said Tuesday as China unleashed another barrage deriding the decision.
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi fears flying over water, likes to watch flamenco dancers, insists on staying on the ground floor of hotels when he travels and never leaves home without his "voluptuous blonde" Ukrainian nurse, who might be having an affair with the "world's longest-serving dictator."
For all the high-tech tools and tactics employed in these computer crimes, platoons of low-level human foot soldiers, known as "money mules," are the indispensable cogs in the cybercriminals' money machine.