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Four-way Ukraine talks announced as “hostages” freed

KIEV, Apr 10: Ukraine said Wednesday that pro-Russian militants had freed 56 “hostages” after US and EU diplomats set up their first direct talks with Moscow and Kiev aimed at resolving the worst East-West standoff since the Cold War. Ukraine’s SBU security service said the group walked free from its headquarters in Lugansk after separatists seized the building and ...Full Article

Australia gives US$2 million flood aid to Solomon Islands

MELBOURNE, Apr 9: Australia has announced a A$3 million (US$2.81 million) aid package to help Solomon Islands recover from a major flood disaster which has killed 23 people and left 9,000 ...Full Article

Indonesian vote to set governor on course for presidency

JAKARTA, Apr 9: Polling stations opened in Indonesia early Wednesday in legislative elections expected to boost the main opposition and move their popular presidential candidate a step closer to ...Full Article

US sees Russian agents behind east Ukraine unrest

DONETSK, Apr 9: The United States accused Russia on Tuesday of sending its agents to stoke a flaring secession crisis in eastern Ukraine that Moscow itself conceded could spill over into ...Full Article

Kerry: Israeli settlements led to peace talks stalemate

WASHINGTON, Apr 9: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday blamed approval of Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem for derailing peace talks with Palestinians, a charge that pricked Israeli officials ...Full Article

Iran, world powers try to move nuclear talks up a gear

VIENNA, Apr 9: Iran and world powers held a new round of nuclear talks on Tuesday hoping to move to the next level and start drafting a historic and highly ambitious ...Full Article

Regime to blame for most Syria abuses: UN rights chief

UNITED NATIONS, United States, Apr 9: Syria must be held accountable for abuses against its people and those responsible should be hauled before the International Criminal Court, UN rights chief Navi ...Full Article

Pro-Russians declare Ukraine’s Donetsk independent

DONETSK, Apr 8: Ukraine was threatened with disintegration Monday as pro-Kremlin militants seized government buildings in the eastern city of Donetsk, declared independence and vowed to vote on joining Russia. The activists ...Full Article

Iran aims to move ahead to drafting nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Apr 8: Iran said on Monday it aims at talks with world powers this week to wind up the negotiating phase and move on to drafting a final accord on its nuclear ...Full Article

Strong aftershock rocks Chile

SANTIAGO, Apr 8: Northern Chile was rocked Monday by a strong aftershock in the same coastal area hit last week by an 8.2-magnitude quake, authorities said. No damage or casualties were reported. ...Full Article