Oct 5, 2014

Nations to assess biodiversity effort

Amid fresh warnings about the depletion of Earth’s treasure trove of species, governments will gather in South Korea this week to try to muster the funds and political will to protect what remains. Just a week after the conservation group WWF said wildlife numbers ...

Ukraine troop withdrawal in doubt after 12 people are killed

Sep 29, 2014

Ukraine troop withdrawal in doubt after 12 people are killed

The shaky truce between pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian military was challenged Monday when 12 soldiers and civilians were reported killed in a surge of fighting across the separatist east. A week after talks in Minsk yielded an agreement for a cease-fire and the ...

Sep 21, 2014

Japan, U.S. plan agenda for ministerial TPP talks

Working-level officials of Japan and the United States held a teleconference Saturday to narrow down trade topics for a bilateral ministerial meeting next week on the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact. The trade meeting, to be held in Washington on Tuesday and Wednesday, will be attended ...

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, ...