TOKYO/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack
Obama said on Thursday he was poised to impose new sanctions on
Moscow if it does not act fast to end an armed stand-off in
Ukraine, but there was a first, tentative sign that pro-Russian
separatists were ceding ground.
KABUL (Reuters) - Three Americans were killed on Thursday
when a security guard opened fire at an international hospital in
the Afghan capital Kabul, the U.S. embassy said, in the latest of a
series of attacks against foreign civilians in the country.
TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama assured ally
Japan on Thursday that Washington was committed to its defense,
including of tiny isles at the heart of a row with China, but
denied he had drawn any new "red line" and urged peaceful dialogue
over the islands.
SEOUL (Reuters) - A boy and girl trapped in a sinking South
Korean ferry with hundreds of other high school students tied their
life jacket cords together, a diver who recovered their bodies
said, presumably so they wouldn't float apart.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Alarmed by the prospect of bloodshed in
Thailand as a six-month political crisis nears a critical juncture,
former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has called for talks
between the government and its foes, urging compromise to restore
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Two giants of Roman Catholicism in
the 20th century will become saints on Sunday at an unprecedented
twin canonization that has aroused both joy and controversy in the
1.2 billion member Church.
PERTH/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Authorities ruled out any link
between debris picked up on an Australian beach and a missing
Malaysian jetliner on Thursday as a tropical cyclone again
threatened to hamper a 26-nation air, surface and underwater search
of the Indian Ocean.