- Crimea's parliament pushes for independence Updated: Mar-11-14 4:20 pm
- Israel expresses regret over death of Jordanian Updated: Mar-11-14 4:03 pm
- SKorea, Canada reach free trade agreement Updated: Mar-11-14 3:13 am
- Nuclear test experts to check if plane exploded Updated: Mar-10-14 2:43 pm
- Canada PM in South Korea for expected trade deal Updated: Mar-10-14 11:13 am
- Fond du Lac Band to spear walleyes in NE Minn. Updated: Mar-07-14 3:10 pm
- Colombian paramilitaries set for release Updated: Mar-07-14 12:14 pm
- More than 6,000 Mozambicans displaced by fighting Updated: Mar-07-14 9:17 am
- Nixon reaches trade agreement in Ontario Updated: Mar-07-14 5:04 am
- Mozambique opposition wants foreign mediation Updated: Mar-06-14 8:41 am
- US companies spend heavily on big mergers in 2014 Updated: Mar-05-14 7:08 pm
- Tymoshenko says West must stop Russian aggression Updated: Mar-05-14 4:34 pm
- Nixon announces trade agreement with Quebec Updated: Mar-05-14 1:44 pm
- Netanyahu to Abbas: 'Recognize the Jewish state' Updated: Mar-04-14 3:54 pm
- US, Europeans try to rally Western front vs Russia Updated: Mar-03-14 11:16 pm
- Australia to comply with East Timor court orders Updated: Mar-03-14 8:38 pm
- Obama: Tough choices nearing in Mideast talks Updated: Mar-03-14 4:10 pm
- UN court: Australia cannot use seized documents Updated: Mar-03-14 11:15 am
- NATO says Russian action threatens peace in Europe Updated: Mar-02-14 8:19 am
- EU reiterates readiness to sign Ukraine trade deal Updated: Feb-28-14 9:55 am
- Officials: Al-Qaida plots comeback in Afghanistan Updated: Feb-28-14 9:39 am
- US general: Grim Afghan future if no security pact Updated: Feb-26-14 3:20 pm
- US warns Russia on Ukraine, nudges Georgia to West Updated: Feb-26-14 1:11 pm
- US-led trade deal talks to carry on to next round Updated: Feb-25-14 9:24 am
- Anti-Obama protesters in Manila clash with police Updated: Feb-25-14 6:22 am
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine - As the campaign increased for tension-filled Crimea to split off from Ukraine in a weekend referendum and join Russia, the region's parliament said Tuesday that if voters approve the move it would first declare itself an independent state, a maneuver that could de-escalate the standoff between Moscow and the West.
JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister on Tuesday expressed sorrow over the fatal shooting of a Jordanian judge and announced a joint investigation into the incident, seeking to ease tensions with its key Arab ally.
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea and Canada reached a free trade agreement Tuesday that the two governments hope will boost exports and investment.
UNITED NATIONS - The head of the organization that monitors the nuclear test ban treaty said Monday he has asked its experts to see if they detected an explosion at high altitude of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane.
OTTAWA, Ontario - Canada's prime minister has traveled to South Korea, where he is widely expected to announce a free-trade deal.
MINNEAPOLIS - The Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa plans to exercise its rights under an 1854 treaty to spear walleyes on several northeastern Minnesota lakes this spring.
BOGOTA, Colombia - One veteran of Colombia's disbanded far-right militias admitted to ordering or taking part in at least 3,000 killings, mostly targeting leftists , and incinerating many of the corpses to destroy evidence.
MAPUTO, Mozambique - Mozambican Prime Minister Alberto Vaquina says attacks by the opposition party and former rebel movement Renamo have displaced more than 6,000 people in the central parts of the country.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says an agreement for future trade and economic development has been reached with the Canadian province of Ontario.
MAPUTO, Mozambique - Mozambique's main opposition party Renamo revived its demand for foreign mediation of ongoing talks with the government aimed at ending renewed hostilities between the two old foes.
NEW YORK - So far, 2014 is looking like the year of the big deal.
KIEV, Ukraine - Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine's former prime minister, urged the West on Wednesday to ramp up pressure on Russia to force it to withdraw troops from Crimea.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced a trade agreement Wednesday with the Canadian province of Quebec that he said is worth $3.2 billion.
WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that reassuring words from Iranian officials about not wanting nuclear weapons do not square with Tehran's actions - and that the international community needs to exert more pressure to deny Iran the capability of making nuclear arms.
WASHINGTON - The U.S and major allies strained on Monday to rally a strong Western front to persuade Russia to step back from a military takeover of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region. But several acknowledged there are few options beyond already-threatened economic and diplomatic penalties, and critics said administration efforts were too little, too late after years of pressing for friendlier relations with Moscow.
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia will comply by an International Court of Justice ruling banning it from using documents the government seized from a lawyer working for East Timor in an arbitration case over a multibillion-dollar oil and gas deal between the countries, the attorney general said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - Seeking to salvage an elusive Middle East peace plan, President Barack Obama pressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday to make the "tough decisions" needed to move forward on talks with the Palestinians.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The United Nations' highest court on Monday banned Australia from making any use of documents it seized from a lawyer working for East Timor in an arbitration case over a multibillion-dollar oil and gas deal between the two nations.
BRUSSELS - NATO's top official says Russia's military intervention in Ukraine is in violation of the U.N. charter and threatens peace and security in Europe.
ATHENS, Greece - Top European Union officials said Friday that the 28-nation bloc was still ready to sign a landmark trade agreement with Ukraine, insisting it wouldn't weaken ties between the country and its neighbor Russia.
WASHINGTON - Al-Qaida's Afghanistan leader is laying the groundwork to relaunch his war-shattered organization once the United States and international forces withdraw from the country, as they have warned they will do without a security agreement from the Afghan government, U.S. officials say.
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - Depicting a grim future for Afghanistan without U.S. help, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday that Afghanistan's refusal to sign a security agreement with the United States may make the fight more difficult this year, embolden the enemy and prompt some Afghan security forces to cooperate with the Taliban to "hedge their bets."
WASHINGTON - The United States on Wednesday warned Russia against a military intervention in Ukraine as it renewed demands that Moscow withdraw troops from disputed enclaves in another former Soviet republic, Georgia. The U.S. also urged Georgia to further integrate with Europe and NATO in calls that come amid growing tensions between Russia and the West over the ouster of Ukraine's pro-Moscow president.
TOKYO - Negotiators ended talks on a comprehensive trans-Pacific trade pact on Tuesday without a final agreement, but said they were pleased with the progress they had made in Singapore despite persisting conflicts over agricultural tariffs and other issues.
MANILA, Philippines - Police clashed briefly in the Philippine capital Tuesday with about 300 protesters opposed to a planned visit by President Barack Obama and the continued U.S. military presence in the country.