U.N. seeks to shore up Ukraine truce as fighting flares

Jun 6, 2015

U.N. seeks to shore up Ukraine truce as fighting flares

The United Nations on Friday urged Ukraine’s warring parties to respect their increasingly shaky cease-fire as they accused each other of jeopardizing the truce. Speaking as the European Union prepared to strengthen its sanctions on Russia for its role in the conflict, U.N. political ...

Warring sides in tense east Ukraine faceoff after fierce firefight

Jun 5, 2015

Warring sides in tense east Ukraine faceoff after fierce firefight

Separatist and government troops in east Ukraine stood nervously poised hundreds of meters apart Thursday in the wake of bloody battle that has threatened to demolish what remains of the brittle cease-fire there. Underscoring anxieties in the Ukrainian capital, President Petro Poroshenko warned of ...

Jun 4, 2015

Feds probing how FIFA favored World Cup host bids by Russia, Qatar

The FBI’s investigation of soccer governing body FIFA includes scrutiny of how the organization awarded the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 competition to Qatar, a U.S. law enforcement official said on Wednesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said ...