Friends are hard to come by -- especially if you're an internationally isolated, highly sanctioned regime. But North Korea's foreign minister is on an international trip visiting its allies around the world after declaring that 2015 is the "Friendship Year" with Russia.
Every day, images of war and conflict are splashed across our desktops, plastered on our TV screens and scattered through our mobile news feeds. Because of that, one's response to such imagery often becomes calloused or desensitized.
Fighting has shaken a three-month ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, leaving five Ukrainian troops dead in a 24-hour period, Ukrainian officials said Wednesday.