The New York Times and others are reporting that President Obama will sign an executive order Friday to allow some illegal immigrants to stay and work in the United States.
Russia has said its air force will conduct regular air patrols from the Arctic Ocean to the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.
When the crisis in Ukraine first escalated in February, many German experts on Russia were caught off guard. Almost none of them had foreseen that the revolution in Kiev would be followed by the events in Crimea. Not least because many journalists and scientists had misjudged Vladimir Putin.
Venezuela secured a seat on Thursday at the global table of high power, the United Nations Security Council, while Turkey, was resoundingly defeated.
Construction has begun on a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon basin to monitor climate change.