Friday, August 1 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:23:47 GMT
Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long...More >>
Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison...More >>
Friday, August 1 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:50:46 GMT
Presidents from the West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak are meeting with world health leaders to come up with ways to stop the spread of the deadly disease.More >>
An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met...More >>
Friday, August 1 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:56:05 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.More >>
Backed by tank fire and airstrikes, Israeli forces pushed deep into southern Gaza on Friday, searching for an Israeli army officer believed to be captured by Hamas fighters during deadly clashes that shattered an...More >>
Friday, August 1 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:00:47 GMT
Israeli officer Hadar Goldin, a 23-year-old second lieutenant from the central Israeli city of Kfar Saba, was apparently captured on Friday in the mayhem that followed a surprise attack on Israeli troops by...More >>
Israeli officer Hadar Goldin, a 23-year-old second lieutenant from the central Israeli city of Kfar Saba, was apparently captured on Friday in the mayhem that followed a surprise attack on Israeli troops by militants in...More >>
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN (Radio Free Europe/CNN) - On a visit to Azerbaijan's capital, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow expects Ukrainian authorities to provide a "comprehensive" cease-fire in the country's east.
Criticizing Kiev for its "aggressive actions," Lavrov urged the Ukrainian leadership to start negotiations with pro-Russian separatists.
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said he would order a "very brief" unilateral cease-fire as part of a broader plan to end the insurgency.
Lavrov also said that part of the Ukraine's temporary cease-fire plan could amount to ethnic cleansing. During a televised press conference, Lavrov said he heard that "this temporary cease-fire is needed to allow so-called separatists to leave Ukrainian territory. Well, this is probably close to ethnic cleansing if the Russian speaking, ethnic Russian population is invited to leave the country because the authorities do not want to take note of their lawful demands."
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Friday, August 1 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:34:30 GMT
Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...More >>
Wearing gloves and carrying blue plastic buckets, international investigators finally began gathering up body parts and victims' belongings Friday in the fields where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came down.More >>
Friday, August 1 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:31:27 GMT
The second-ranking NATO commander is arguing for a more responsive allied defensive force that could be deployed in the event Russia massed troops along a NATO member's border as it has done with Ukraine.More >>
Russian meddling in Ukraine has shown that NATO needs a more responsive quick-reaction force that could be deployed in the event Moscow made aggressive military threats against a NATO nation, the alliance's No. 2...More >>