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Thai court takes on case against PM Yingluck as legal woes mount
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 23:39
A Thai court accepted a new case on Wednesday against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, compounding her many legal... Read more


Russian prime minister angers Ukraine by visiting Crimea
Monday, 31 March 2014 20:37
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev flaunted Russia's grip on Crimea by flying to the region and holding a government... Read more

NATO plans more support for east Europeans worried by Crimea
Monday, 31 March 2014 20:32
NATO will decide new steps on Tuesday to reinforce eastern European countries worried by Russia's annexation of... Read more


Russian shares tumble as U.S. widens sanctions for Crimea seizure
Friday, 21 March 2014 02:21
Russian shares fell sharply on Friday as investors took fright at tougher than expected U.S. sanctions against... Read more


U.N. refugee chief warns world powers not to forget Syria conflict
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 21:23
The head of the United Nation's refugee agency said on Tuesday it must be ready in case Ukraine's... Read more


Main Israel lobby seeks to regain footing as Netanyahu visits U.S
Friday, 28 February 2014 00:40
For years, Israeli leaders visiting Washington have been boosted by America's main pro-Israel lobby, its... Read more

North Korea condemns Australian judge behind U.N. rights report
Friday, 28 February 2014 00:38
North Korea on Friday condemned an Australian judge who led a U.N. investigation that concluded that North Korean... Read more


Explosion, gunfire ring out near Bangkok protest site
Monday, 24 February 2014 23:14
An explosion and gunfire rang out near a sprawling anti-government protest site in the Thai capital early on Tuesday... Read more


Iran says negotiation agenda agreed in nuclear talks with powers
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 23:09
Iran and six world powers have agreed on an agenda for negotiations over Tehran's nuclear program and will meet... Read more


Venezuela opposition leader surrenders, protesters flood streets
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 20:30
Venezuelan security forces arrested opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on Tuesday on charges of fomenting unrest that... Read more


Second round of Syria talks makes faltering start
Monday, 10 February 2014 23:43
A second round of Syria peace talks got off to a shaky start on Monday, with the two sides complaining about violations... Read more


Tunisian police kill seven militants, including senior commander
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 18:15
Tunisian police killed seven Islamist militants, including a senior commander wanted for the assassination of two... Read more

Ukrainian opposition seeks to cut president's powers
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 18:13
Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich, battling mass unrest against his rule, faced demands from the opposition... Read more


Ukraine frees tortured activist as president returns to work
Sunday, 02 February 2014 19:35
The Ukrainian government bowed to intense Western pressure on Sunday to let an opposition activist fly abroad... Read more

Three explosions rock Yemeni capital Sanaa
Sunday, 02 February 2014 19:32
Three large explosions were heard in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Sunday, close to the defense ministry, the... Read more


Iran wants to be at Syria talks but rejects conditions
Thursday, 16 January 2014 00:52
Iran wants to take part in next week's international peace conference on Syria but will not attend if conditions... Read more


U.S. judge denies request for delay in Indian diplomat case
Thursday, 09 January 2014 01:11
A federal judge has denied a request by a lawyer for Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade to delay proceedings... Read more


Chinese icebreaker stuck after helping in Antarctic rescue
Friday, 03 January 2014 00:35
A Chinese icebreaker that helped rescue 52 passengers from a Russian ship stranded in Antarctic ice found itself... Read more

U.S. Embassy says evacuating more staff from South Sudan
Friday, 03 January 2014 00:33
The U.S. Embassy in the South Sudanese capital Juba has ordered the evacuation of more staff from the country,... Read more


South Sudan rebels seize oil wells, mediators urge talks
Thursday, 26 December 2013 17:47
Rebels in South Sudan have seized some oil wells and captured half of the capital of the main oil-producing... Read more

U.S. expedites delivery of missiles, drones to Iraq amid violence
Thursday, 26 December 2013 17:46
The United States has delivered dozens of Hellfire air-to-ground missiles to Iraq in recent weeks and plans shipments... Read more

Dozens of bodies recovered after violence in Central African Republic
Thursday, 26 December 2013 17:44
Red Cross workers have recovered 44 bodies from the streets of Central African Republic's capital, Bangui, they... Read more


U.S. diplomats, but not prosecutors, seek to quell India dispute
Thursday, 19 December 2013 21:37
The U.S. government sought to present a united front on Thursday and play down any signs of a rift between the... Read more


Venezuela's Maduro holds rare dialogue with opponents
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 23:34
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro held a rare meeting with opponents on Wednesday, challenging them to collect... Read more

Russia signals to Syria's Assad to stay silent on re-election
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 23:33
A Russian diplomat signaled on Thursday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should refrain from statements suggesting... Read more


U.N. confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria
Thursday, 12 December 2013 23:37
Chemical weapons were likely used in five out of seven attacks investigated by U.N. experts in Syria, where a... Read more


Protesters fell Lenin statue, tell Ukraine's president 'you're next'
Sunday, 08 December 2013 23:32
Anti-government protesters toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in Ukraine's capital and attacked... Read more


Syrian opposition to attend Geneva peace conference
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 22:45
The Syrian National Coalition opposition group will attend the long-delayed "Geneva 2" talks in January... Read more

Australian diplomacy tested by Indonesia, China rows
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 22:43
When Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott swept to power in September's general election, his promise... Read more


Berlusconi faces expulsion from parliament over tax fraud sentence
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 23:49
Italian center-right leader Silvio Berlusconi faces one of the heaviest blows of his 20-year political career... Read more

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