SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (REUTERS) - Voting got underway in Crimea on Sunday as the inhabitants of this Ukrainian region began to cast their ballots in a referendum aimed at deciding whether the peninsula leaves Ukraine and becomes part of Russia.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AFP) - Crimea braced for a referendum on Sunday on whether to leave Ukraine and join Russia, escalating a Cold War-style security crisis on Europe's eastern edge that has left diplomacy in disarray.
BRUSSELS/LONDON (REUTERS) - Unidentified hackers brought down several public Nato websites with cyber attacks on Saturday, the alliance said, in what appeared the latest escalation in cyberspace over growing tensions over Crimea.
CARACAS (AFP) - Anti-government demonstrators clashed for almost two hours on Saturday with riot police who finally subdued them after President Nicolas Maduro's security forces cracked down.
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck north-western Peru on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.