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  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

    Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

    Ukraine is seeking to pacify Russia even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what Washington says are Russian efforts to foment unrest in the former Soviet state.
    In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by...
  • Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls

    Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls

    The principal of a northeastern Nigerian school said she cannot confirm a military report that more than 100 female students kidnapped by Islamic militants are free.
    Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist...
  • UN Security Council meets on rights in North Korea

    UN Security Council meets on rights in North Korea

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:31:10 GMT
    The head of the commission of inquiry that accused North Korea of crimes against humanity told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it must take action against "a totalitarian state without parallel in the...
    The head of the commission of inquiry that accused North Korea of crimes against humanity told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it must take action against "a totalitarian state without parallel in the...
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