Thursday, April 24th 2014
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Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow rebels as they closed in on the separatists' military stronghold in the east, and Russia launched army drills near the border in response, raising fears its troops would invade.
President Vladimir Putin called the Internet a 'CIA project'. Putin has long hinted that he wants a Russian-run alternative. The idea of breaking up the internet has gained ground in Germany, Brazil and elsewhere in light of the NSA revelations.
A British chemical weapons expert believes the recent attacks in Syria involved the use of toxic chemicals. Hamish de Bretton-Gordon said the chemical used was 'almost certainly chlorine'.