Modi's Indian Ocean tour aimed at muscling out China

Mar 10, 2015

Modi's Indian Ocean tour aimed at muscling out China

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was set to begin a tour of three Indian Ocean countries Tuesday as he seeks to prevent China from establishing a military foothold in a region his nation has dominated for decades. Modi was scheduled to visit Seychelles and ...

Japan, Cuba agree to boost trade

Mar 9, 2015

Japan, Cuba agree to boost trade

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Ricardo Cabrisas, vice president of Cuba’s Council of Ministers, agreed Monday to boost bilateral trade and investment after Havana and Washington began negotiations in January to restore diplomatic ties. “I would like to continue to strengthen our relations in ...

Mar 3, 2015

Russia and Ukraine strike gas delivery deal

Russia and Ukraine reached a deal Monday to supply gas to Europe until the end of March after President Vladimir Putin and Western leaders admitted there was still progress to be made in implementing a cease-fire. The deal struck after tense talks in Brussels ...

More than 6,000 killed in 'merciless devastation' in Ukraine: U.N.

Mar 2, 2015

More than 6,000 killed in 'merciless devastation' in Ukraine: U.N.

More than 6,000 people have been killed since violence erupted in Ukraine last April, the U.N. rights chief said Monday, decrying a “merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure.” The U.N.’s ninth report on the situation in violence-wracked Ukraine paints a bleak picture of ...

West's call to rebuild Ukraine faces reality check

Mar 1, 2015

West's call to rebuild Ukraine faces reality check

Western powers are preparing what they say may be their most potent weapon against Moscow’s interference in Ukraine — a multibillion dollar aid package to rebuild a near-bankrupt state and realize the European dream cherished by many Ukrainians. There is just one problem: foreign ...

Feb 25, 2015

Both sides in Ukraine conflict have used cluster bombs: report

Illegal weapons such as cluster bombs have been used in the Ukraine conflict, Amnesty International said while also criticizing both sides in the fighting for the high number of civilian deaths. “Taking into account everything we understand for now, we think that they (cluster ...

Feb 24, 2015

World's diet worsening with globalization, study finds

The world’s diet has deteriorated substantially in the last two decades, a leading nutrition expert said on Monday, citing one of the largest studies available on international eating habits. Poor countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia are seeing the fastest increases in unhealthy food ...

Kiev says it can't withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist

Feb 23, 2015

Kiev says it can't withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist

Ukraine’s military said Monday it could not start withdrawing heavy weapons from the front line in the east as required under a tenuous cease-fire because pro-Russian separatists who advanced last week were still attacking its positions. A truce to end fighting that has killed ...