Ukraine peace talks negotiators agree to establish buffer zone

Sep 20, 2014

Ukraine peace talks negotiators agree to establish buffer zone

Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants and withdraw heavy weapons and foreign fighters in order to ensure a stable truce in eastern Ukraine. The deal reached by representatives of Ukraine, ...

U.S. cabbies cry foul over test for body odor

Sep 14, 2014

U.S. cabbies cry foul over test for body odor

Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Taxi drivers say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination. For years, inspectors with the San Diego Regional Airport Authority have gone down their checklist for each ...

U.S., EU hit Russia with fresh round of sanctions

Sep 13, 2014

U.S., EU hit Russia with fresh round of sanctions

The United States and the European Union hit Russia with tough new sanctions Friday in a coordinated riposte to Moscow’s “unacceptable behavior” in Ukraine despite a fragile truce. Moscow responded by accusing its foes of seeking to derail the peace push aimed at halting ...

Report: Flight 17 likely downed by 'outside impacts'

Sep 9, 2014

Report: Flight 17 likely downed by 'outside impacts'

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple “high-energy objects from outside the aircraft,” causing it to break up over eastern Ukraine, a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded Tuesday. The report by the Dutch Safety Board stopped short of saying ...

Dubai pushes ahead with world's biggest airport plan

Sep 9, 2014

Dubai pushes ahead with world's biggest airport plan

Dubai’s ruler has endorsed a $32 billion expansion plan for the city’s second airport that aims to make it the world’s biggest, the emirate’s airport operator said Monday in the latest sign that the Middle East’s brash commercial hub is determined to move on ...

Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels reach cease-fire deal

Sep 6, 2014

Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels reach cease-fire deal

Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels reached a cease-fire agreement on Friday, the first step toward ending fighting in eastern Ukraine that has caused the worst standoff between Moscow and the West since the Cold War ended. The cease-fire deal was struck in the Belarusian capital, ...

Ukraine agrees to 'permanent cease-fire' with Russia

Sep 3, 2014

Ukraine agrees to 'permanent cease-fire' with Russia

Ukraine’s beleaguered President Petro Poroshenko announced on Wednesday that he and Russia’s Vladimir Putin had agreed to a “permanent cease-fire” in the east of the former Soviet country. Poroshenko’s office said the agreement was reached in a telephone exchange that was preceded only a ...