- Ukraine, Russia trade blame for eastern shootout Updated: Apr-20-14 10:04 am
- Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help Updated: Apr-20-14 9:37 am
- Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter Updated: Apr-20-14 9:31 am
- APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants Updated: Apr-20-14 9:04 am
- UN ambassador, swimmer among Vermont speakers Updated: Apr-19-14 10:10 am
- Registration deadline to vote in primary near Updated: Apr-19-14 8:04 am
- Iran general urges Tehran to make new UN pick Updated: Apr-19-14 6:23 am
- EU official against cutting Russia gas ties Updated: Apr-19-14 6:17 am
- Time not on side of Russia-Ukraine detente deal Updated: Apr-19-14 4:03 am
- Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy Updated: Apr-18-14 11:00 pm
- Iran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade Updated: Apr-18-14 5:52 am
- SSudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base Updated: Apr-17-14 9:40 pm
- UN Security Council meets on rights in North Korea Updated: Apr-17-14 7:41 pm
- Va. base to be home for embassy training center Updated: Apr-17-14 7:17 pm
- Gulf Arab states strike new deal to heal rifts Updated: Apr-17-14 6:41 pm
- Ukraine OKs intl court, may probe Kiev deaths Updated: Apr-17-14 6:02 pm
- Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions - for now Updated: Apr-17-14 5:29 pm
- Obama: No US military involvement in Ukraine Updated: Apr-17-14 4:19 pm
- Obama hopeful on Ukraine, will watch Russians Updated: Apr-17-14 4:06 pm
- UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade Updated: Apr-17-14 3:50 pm
- Tom Berman named deputy for AP's Central Region Updated: Apr-17-14 3:34 pm
- Oregon audit: Shift welfare focus to jobs Updated: Apr-17-14 1:49 pm
- Text of joint statement on Ukraine Updated: Apr-17-14 1:30 pm
- Kerry: Steps embraced to ease tensions in Ukraine Updated: Apr-17-14 1:01 pm
- Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials Updated: Apr-17-14 10:55 am
BYLBASIVKA, Ukraine - Ukraine and Russia traded blame Sunday for a shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine that left one person dead and others hospitalized with gunshot wounds.
PERTH, Australia - A Malaysian official met Sunday with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing jetliner and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an unmanned submarine continued to search for any signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
VATICAN CITY - Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.
WASHINGTON - Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A long-distance swimmer, an oceanographer and the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations are among this spring's commencement speakers at Vermont colleges and universities.
ATLANTA - Georgians have just a few days left to register if they want to vote in next month's primary election.
TEHRAN, Iran - A senior Iranian military official has urged the foreign ministry to name a new envoy to the U.N. after the U.S. blocked its chosen ambassador over alleged ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
BERLIN - A senior European Union official says he opposes cutting back gas ties with Russia in the next few years but the bloc should work on diversifying supplies.
WASHINGTON - Not until the final minutes of more than seven hours of negotiating was an agreement struck in Geneva this week to calm boiling tensions along the shared border between Russia and Ukraine. But the deal won't be sealed until its terms are met, and patience is wearing thin as time runs out.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's only treating the legislation as guidance.
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's president underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West in a speech Friday during a military parade on the country's National Army Day.
JUBA, South Sudan - An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside. Peacekeepers were forced to open fire, amid rampaging violence that killed at least 12 people, officials there said.
UNITED NATIONS - 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 contemporary world," and he told reporters that most council members "expressly said" the matter should be referred to the International Criminal Court.
RICHMOND, Virginia - Members of Virginia's congressional delegation say Fort Pickett will be the home of a training center for U.S. diplomatic personnel assigned to high-threat areas around the globe.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The Western-allied Arab states of the Gulf Cooperation Council said Thursday the bloc has agreed on the mechanisms to implement a security pact, marking a possible first step toward bridging deep rifts among its six energy-rich states.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Ukraine has accepted the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, opening the way for a possible investigation of the violent crackdown by former President Viktor Yanukovych's government on demonstrators, the court announced Thursday.
GENEVA - 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 Moscow's annexation of Crimea.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is repeating his position that involving the U.S. military in Ukraine is not an option he is considering.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to its agreement with Ukraine but adds that Russia's previous actions give him concern.
VIENNA - Iran has converted three quarters of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms and is well on the way toward transforming the rest, the U.N. atomic agency reported Thursday.
CHICAGO - Tom Berman, a veteran editor and leader at The Associated Press who has directed coverage of stories ranging from air disasters, terror attacks and the ongoing unrest in Ukraine, has been named the cooperative's new deputy editor for the U.S. Central Region, overseeing the AP's journalism in 14 states in middle America.
PORTLAND, Oregon - A state audit calls on Oregon to turn its attention from getting aid to people slammed by the Great Recession to getting them jobs.
GENEVA - Here is the joint statement issued by the foreign ministers of the U.S., Russia, Ukraine and European Union after seven hours of talks Thursday in Geneva:
GENEVA - Secretary of State John Kerry says diplomats from Russia, the United States, the European Union and Ukraine have agreed on a series of steps aimed at de-escalating violence in strife-ridden Ukraine.
Wisconsin State Journal, April 16