Broader issues than Ukraine are at stake; like it or not, the United States can benefit from a cooperative relationship with Putin's Russia.
At the airport, Gonzalez' wife Rosa Aurora, mother Magali Llort, and two sisters were the first to greet him. Cuban Five prisoner Rene Gonzalez, in Cuba since 2013, was also there.
The Svoboda Party has scored six cabinet ministries in the government of Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Thursday. Svoboda is an ultra-right, anti-Semitic, Russophobic party with its base of support in the Western Ukraine.
Demonstrators in Kiev and other areas of Ukraine have apparently succeeded in ousting President Victor Yanukovych from the presidential mansion.
Several European foreign affairs ministers are promising to help Ukraine obtain a loan from the International Monetary Fund.
The right-wing Conservative Party government of Stephen Harper is trying to push through U.S. Republican-style voter suppression legislation in Canada.
Ukraine's coup government issued an arrest warrant for Viktor Yanukovych yesterday, holding him responsible for the deadly clampdown on fascist violence in Kiev.
Gossip and scandal are part of politics; the German media is currently overflowing with these commodities.
The U.S. economic blockade of Cuba, cruel and reviled across the globe, has persisted for as long as the period between the U.S. Civil War and World War I.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government is facing its biggest challenge since his electoral victory on April 14, 2013 - still unrecognized by the U.S. government.