November 12, 2013 Like many former Soviet republics, Ukraine is considering saying goodbye to its Soviet past and signing an economic alignment with the European Union. But with the clock ticking on a free trade agreement, Ukraine is facing hardball tactics from Moscow and a demand from the EU to free its former prime minister.
September 12, 2013 Georgi Markov was killed in 1978 at a bus stop in London, where an assassin wielding a ricin-tipped umbrella jabbed him in the thigh.
November 19, 2012 Lana Peters, who died last year, defected to the U.S. in 1967. The Associated Press, citing newly declassified documents, says the FBI was trying to gauge how the former Svetlana Alliluyeva's defection was affecting international relations.