The big, and I mean BIG, international news story has got to be the crisis in Ukraine. It's "Russia versus the West." "The Return of the Soviet Union." The "New Cold War." I like "Cold War 2." How about "Crime in Crimea"? No? Anyway, you can read plenty of articles on this or that about what's happening there. Here's an interesting write up from Vatican Insider.
UNDERSTANDING THE CRISIS IN UKRAINE