West raises warnings over Ukraine truce as new flashpoint ignites

Feb 23, 2015

West raises warnings over Ukraine truce as new flashpoint ignites

The West sounded more forceful warnings over Ukraine’s battered truce Sunday as fighting raged around the port city of Mariupol and the warring sides wrangled over withdrawing heavy weapons. The volatility was underlined by a bomb blast in the eastern Ukraine city of Kharkiv ...

Ban to Security Council: Yemen 'collapsing before our eyes'

Feb 13, 2015

Ban to Security Council: Yemen 'collapsing before our eyes'

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to the U.N. Security Council Thursday for action to halt Yemen’s slide toward anarchy, warning it was “collapsing before our eyes.” The U.N. chief was reporting to the 15-member council following his visit to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab ...

Bloody battles rage ahead of Ukraine peace summit

Feb 12, 2015

Bloody battles rage ahead of Ukraine peace summit

Ukrainian forces battled pro-Russian rebels for territory on Wednesday on one of the bloodiest days in 10 months of fighting ahead of a pivotal peace summit on the conflict. The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany are to meet shortly in Minsk for ...

Dec 30, 2014

Obama doesn't rule out having embassy in Iran

While President Barack Obama has not ruled out the possibility of reopening a U.S. Embassy in Iran, Republicans say the Senate will vote within weeks on a bill to impose more sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear program. Obama was asked in an NPR ...

Dec 19, 2014

Rosneft may delay Arctic wells on sanctions as it turns to Asia

OAO Rosneft may delay Arctic exploration wells as Russia’s biggest oil company seeks alternatives to technology it has lost access to because of sanctions imposed on the country by the U.S. and Europe over the Ukraine conflict. “We have to adapt and find alternative ...

Dec 19, 2014

U.S. weighs response to Sony hacking attack blamed on North Korea

The United States was considering possible options on Thursday in response to a major cyberattack on Sony Pictures blamed on North Korea, amid calls for tougher sanctions on Pyongyang to cut it off from the global banking system. U.S. experts say options for the ...

Nov 25, 2014

U.S. Congress skeptical of Iran nuclear talks extension

U.S. House and Senate members reacted coolly Monday to an extension of international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, with skeptical lawmakers demanding Congress “tighten the economic vice on Tehran” through new sanctions. No sooner had the extension been announced in Vienna and U.S. Secretary ...