KIEV/DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING Russia (Reuters) -
Ukraine declared on Friday that Russia had launched a "direct
invasion" of its territory after Moscow sent a convoy of aid trucks
across the border into eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian rebels are
fighting government forces.
JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - U.S. labor markets remain
hampered by the effects of the Great Recession, and the Federal
Reserve should move cautiously in determining when interest rates
should rise, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday in a defense of
her policy approach.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Shi'ite militiamen opened fire on
minority Sunni Muslims in a village mosque on Friday, killing
dozens just as Baghdad is trying to build a cross-community
government to fight Sunni militants whose rise has alarmed Western
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed
18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel on Friday, a
day after Israeli forces killed three Hamas commanders, the
highest-ranking militants to die in the six-week war.
GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 191,000 people were killed in
the first three years of Syria's civil war, a U.N. report said on
Friday, and the world body's human rights envoy rebuked leading
powers for failing to halt what she branded a "wholly avoidable
BANGUI (Reuters) - At least 25 people died when a gold mine
collapsed near the Central African Republic town of Bambari, a
spokesman for the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels which run the mine
said on Friday.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - People across Malaysia held a
minute's silence and wore black on Friday as the Southeast Asian
country observed a day of mourning to mark the return of the first
20 bodies among its citizens killed when a jetliner was downed last
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 30 people were killed when a
Shi'ite Muslim militia opened fired inside an Iraqi Sunni mosque in
the country's eastern Diyala province on Friday, an Iraqi security