Russia announced military exercises along the border with Ukraine on Thursday, prompting a warning from Secretary of State John Kerry that Moscow would face additional sanctions if it does not act to ease tensions.
The sparring will be closely watched by every company that depends, even peripherally, on the Internet — which is to say, just about every company.
Some loyalists of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria would be likely to push for a bigger share of power if they came to feel safe from the threat of insurgent revenge.
Prosecutors officially attributed the sinking of a South Korean ferry to an improper stowage of cargo and a loss of stability caused by a change in the vessel’s design.
While offering security assurances to Japan, President Obama did not take sides over who has sovereignty over islands that are also claimed by China.