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Poroshenko to seek cease-fire after ‘very tough’ talks with Putin

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised after late-night negotiations with Russia’s Vladimir Putin to work on an urgent cease-fire plan to defuse the separatist conflict in the east of his former Soviet republic. The first talks between the two leaders since June were described by Putin as positive, but he said ...

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

Aug 27, 2014

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was on Wednesday placed under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France’s finance minister. In a statement after a fourth round of questioning before magistrates, ...

Colombian kingpin's former hit man leaves prison

Aug 27, 2014

Colombian kingpin's former hit man leaves prison

A former hit man for Pablo Escobar, who confessed to hundreds of murders as head of the drug kingpin’s army of assassins, has been freed from a maximum security prison under heavy police guard. John Jairo Velasquez, better known by his nickname “Popeye,” was ...

Miley Cyrus' date sought by police

Aug 27, 2014

Miley Cyrus' date sought by police

The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards last Sunday has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon. Jesse Helt, 22, was arrested on charges of criminal mischief, criminal trespass and burglary in 2010. According to court ...

Aug 27, 2014

U.S. journalist Peter Curtis arrives home after capitivity in Syria

Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the U.S. on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said. Family spokeswoman Betsy Sullivan said Curtis arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport Tuesday ...

Aug 27, 2014

U.S. Navy pulls protesting nurse from Guantanamo

A U.S. Navy nurse who was the first, and apparently only, member of the medical staff at Guantanamo to refuse to take part in the feeding of hunger striking prisoners has had his assignment cut short at the U.S. base in Cuba, officials said ...

Aug 27, 2014

Authorities: 'Serial killer' is behind 4 killings

A man in custody is a serial killer who is suspected of randomly shooting seven people, leaving four dead, over five days in the Los Angeles area, authorities said Tuesday. Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese said at a news conference that the three other victims ...

Aug 27, 2014

15 Australian fighters killed in Iraq, Syria: spy chief

Fifteen Australians, including two young suicide bombers, are believed to have died fighting in Syria and Iraq, intelligence chief David Irvine said Wednesday, warning that espionage and foreign intervention threats are increasing. Canberra has expressed alarm that around 60 Australians have joined violent jihadist ...