For people in Ukraine, and not only in the East, who don't agree with the right wing policies of Kiev, the situation is still ominous.
On the stormy night of February 18, 1942, the USS Truxton and the USS Pollux, headed toward Iceland for refueling, foundered against the rocky cliffs near St. Lawrence.
Matsui Kazumi, Mayor of the City of Hiroshima, Japan, witnessed all of his school mates die when the atom bomb was dropped on his populous city 69 years ago.
The illegal Turkish occupation has now gone on for some 40 years, and progressive minded people the world over should take a keen interest.
A small band of courageous and principled young Cubans stormed the Moncada Barracks, the beginning of a movement that has changed the world forever.
In Russia the memories of the Nazi invasion of 1941, of the war that followed and of the activities of local Nazi collaborators, including Ukrainian ones historically linked to the present crowd of extremists in Kiev, are strong.
Hopefully the recent ceasefire agreement between the warring parties in South Sudan will halt that country's downward spiral into civil war.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, a polarizing figure, died Saturday at age 85 after eight years in a coma.
On January 1, Cubans 2014 marked the 55th anniversary of their revolution's victory.
Richard Hart, a towering figure of the Jamaican and Caribbean left, died in Bristol, England, on Dec. 21, 2013, at 96 years of age.