KUALA LUMPUR - A missing Malaysian airliner was likely to have been deliberately steered to a course that could have taken it anywhere from central Asia to the southern Indian Ocean, Malaysia's prime minister said. Full Article | Video
ISTANBUL - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said a teenager who died this week after sustaining a head injury in anti-government protests last summer was linked to "terrorist organizations", in comments likely to fan political tensions.
KIEV/SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine - Pro-Russian leaders in Crimea made final preparations for a referendum widely expected to transfer control of the Black Sea region from Ukraine to Moscow, despite an outcry and threat of sanctions from the West. Full Article | Video
March 15 - Two men, described by police as pro-Russian demonstrators, were shot dead in a fight in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
George Soros says Europe’s great project, the European Union, is at risk. Even if it survives it is doomed to a period of stagnation and fragility, rendering it powerless on a world scene dominated by powerful blocs. Commentary
The battle royale for media supremacy will soon be engaged. But rather than pit old media against new, it will pit the sharpies of the advertising industry -- who know more about attention and profit than us all -- against everybody else. Commentary
The Malaysian government is a closed, controlled regime, but modern society demands transparency during a crisis. Commentary