Crimea

Kiev orders troop pullout from Crimea

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s acting president says the country’s troops stationed in Crimea will be pulled from the region after it was an…

This photo released Saturday March 22, 2014 by Stichting Ambulance Wens or Ambulance Wish Foundation shows a giraffe at Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam giving a lick to terminally ill Mario Eijs on Wednesday March 19, 2014 . The Stichting Ambulancewens "Ambulance Wish Foundation" offers transport for terminally ill patients who cannot walk to help fulfill a last wish, in Eijs' case to be taken to the Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam where he worked doing odd jobs for 25 years. Eijs, who has a mental handicap, is dying of a brain tumor and has difficulty walking or speaking. (AP Photo/Stichting Ambulance Wens)

Giraffe licks dying zoo worker

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A giraffe gave a lick to a dying man who asked as a last wish to be taken to Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where …

Pro-Russian soldiers check the traffic entering the Ukrainian navy headquarters, after taking control Wednesday, in Sevastopol, Crimea, on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Pro-Russian forces seized three Ukrainian warships Thursday and Ukraine said its troops were being threatened in Crimea as the U.S. announced a new round of sanctions against Russia for its annexation of the Black Sea peninsula. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Putin completes annexation of Crimea

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has signed bills making Crimea part of Russia, completing the annexation from Ukraine. Putin hailed t…