France: Assad is still using chemical weapons against people
2014-04-21 08:00:10 UTC
French leaders have said there are "indications" that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is still using chemical weapons against his own people despite vowing to dispose of his government's stockpile in an agreement brokered by the U.S. and Russia l...
US raises pressure on Russia over separatists in Ukraine
2014-04-19 06:26:35 UTC
The US has threatened tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international agreement to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.
The Kremlin responded by accusing the White House of treating Moscow like a "guilty schoolboy"...
Japan will keep hunting whales - Bluff on the “scientific research"
2014-04-18 20:59:22 UTC
TOKYO — In a move likely to bring renewed international criticism, Japan said Friday that it would resume its controversial research whaling in the Southern Ocean next year under a redesigned program that would address objections raised by an inte...
Russia's Lavrov announces deal to 'disband illegal armed groups' across Ukraine
2014-04-18 06:13:34 UTC
Lengthy talks between Russia, Ukraine, the US and the EU appeared to reach a breakthrough on Thursday evening, late in the first day of emergency negotiations.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters that all four sides had agreed o...
Armed individuals had crossed the border into Ukraine
2014-04-16 08:54:29 UTC
<h3>Ukrainian counter-terrorism chief Gen Vasyl Krutov, speaking to reporters at Kramatorsk airfield, emphasised that armed individuals had crossed the border into Ukraine.</h3>Ukrainian troops sent to reclaim locations seized by pro-Russian milit...
Eight people were killed in Ukrainian troops clash with pro-Russia gunmen
2014-04-16 06:22:40 UTC
DONETSK, Ukraine — Eight people were killed Tuesday in clashes between Ukraine's military and pro-Russian armed separatists in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk, Russian state television reported.
Ukraine launched a military operation aga...
MH370 was 'flown like fighter jet' in bid to avoid radar
2014-04-14 07:37:17 UTC
Missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 was “thrown around like a fighter jet” in the moments after it lost contact with authorities in a bid to avoid radar, an investigator has said.
The plane climbed 10,000ft above its cruising altitude to 45,000ft...
MH370: May be at staggering depths on the ocean floor
2014-04-11 06:54:30 UTC
<h3>How deep is deep? Click on the image above and scroll down.</h3>As the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Continues, the scale of the challenge in locating the plane's black box is immense. Just how hard is it to find a plane at the botto...
Ukraine crisis: Putin demands advance payment for gas
2014-04-10 06:21:12 UTC
In Moscow, President Vladimir Putin appeared in little mood for negotiation, threatening in a cabinet meeting to demand that Ukraine pay for its gas in advance – a move he said would "correspond with the contract" between Ukraine and Russia.
Kerry warns Putin and calls Ukraine protests ‘contrived’
2014-04-09 07:37:15 UTC
"What we see from Russia is an illegal and illegitimate effort to destabilize a sovereign state and create a contrived crisis with paid operatives across an international boundary," Kerry said.
Speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Committ...
Afghans flock to pick Karzai successor
2014-04-06 04:05:41 UTC
An estimated 7 million of the 12 million eligible voters turned out for the presidential election on Saturday, according to Ahmed Yousuf Nouristani, the chairman of the Independent Elections Commission.
The high turnout prompted a polling extensi...
Middle East peace talks are close to collapse
2014-04-05 04:19:41 UTC
Kerry said there was a limit to Washington's commitment to efforts to broker a peace if the two sides themselves were not willing to move forward.
The Secretary of State declared late on Friday it was "reality check time" as to whether an agreeme...
Nigeria overtake South Africa and becomes Africa's biggest economy
2014-04-06 16:46:47 UTC
Nigeria has "rebased" its gross domestic product (GDP) data, which has pushed it above South Africa as the continent's biggest economy.
Nigerian GDP now includes previously uncounted industries like telecoms, information technology, music, onli...
Underwater search for MH370 black box begins
2014-04-04 09:48:15 UTC
The underwater search for the black boxes of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has begun as the window for detecting the locator beacon’s transmission grows closer to expiring, according to the head of Australia’s search co-ordination centre.
Special police shot Kiev protesters, inquiry says
2014-04-03 18:36:34 UTC
Ukraine's special police were behind the killings of dozens of anti-government protesters in Kiev in February, a government inquiry says.
Interior Minister Arsen Avakov told reporters that 12 members of the Berkut police had been identified as ...
MH370 mystery ‘may not be solved’
2014-04-02 07:04:41 UTC
Malaysia has warned that the reasons for the Malaysia Airlines plane's disappearance may never be known, as Prime Minister Najib Razak heads to Australia for talks on the search.
Malaysia's police chief said that their investigation could "go o...
Nobody seems to know where to look for MH370
2014-03-31 07:18:47 UTC
It seems that nobody has an idea of what happened or where to look for the missing MH370. Indeed, there have been more false leads than verifiable facts.
More than three weeks after the Boeing 777 disappeared, Australian PM said authorities owe...
Turkey Election: Erdogan has claimed victory
2014-03-31 04:07:06 UTC
<h3>Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory for his party in local elections, and vowed that his enemies would "pay the price"</h3>
Mr Erdogan's government has been accused of authoritarianism and corruption after a str...
How Vladimir Putin became evil
2014-03-29 19:59:26 UTC
<h3>The US and UK condemn him for Crimea but supported him over the war in Chechnya. Why? Because now he refuses to play ball</h3>
Once again, it seems that Russia and the United States are finding it difficult to agree on how to deal with thei...
Ukraine crisis: Kerry to meet Russia's Lavrov in Paris
2014-03-30 08:19:07 UTC
alfway home from Saudi Arabia, US secretary of state John Kerry has abruptly changed course. He will now stay in Europe for talks on Ukraine.
The news followed reports from Russia that Kerry had spoken to the Russian foreign minister, Sergey La...
Saudi Arabia: Putin calls Obama to discuss Ukraine
2014-03-28 23:45:23 UTC
Russia's Vladimir Putin has telephoned President Barack Obama to discuss the US proposal for a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine.
Mr Obama suggested that Russia put a concrete response in writing, the White House said in a statement....
Obama: Russia must 'move back' troops
2014-03-28 18:59:43 UTC
US President Barack Obama has urged Russia to "move back its troops" on Ukraine's border and lower tensions.
Russia is believed to have massed a force of several thousand troops close to Ukraine's eastern frontier.
Mr Obama told CBS News it ...
President Barack Obama: Russia 'acting out of weakness'
2014-03-26 01:46:20 UTC
<h3>US President Barack Obama has said Russia is acting "not out of strength, but out of weakness" in Ukraine.</h3>
He also warned of the possibility of further sanctions against Russia if it encroached further into Ukraine.
Speaking in The ...
Malaysia will do whatever it takes to find missing plane
2014-03-26 07:16:36 UTC
Malaysia has vowed to do whatever it takes to find the wreckage of missing flight MH370, as angry family members in China protested outside its embassy in Beijing.
Malaysia's prime minister announced on Monday that the plane was believed to hav...
Russia warns of investor flight
2014-03-25 07:33:43 UTC
<h3>Russia expects investors to move up to $70bn of assets out of the country in the first three months of this year</h3>
The sign that investors are becoming nervous about Russia comes amid sanctions and tensions over Ukraine.
Speaking to r...