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US and Russia urge peaceful solution to Ukraine crisis

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart have agreed on the need to resolve the security situation in eastern Ukraine peacefully, officials say. It comes as pro-Russia activists continue to occupy state buildings in eastern cities of Ukraine. The government in Kiev has warned them to enter into dialogue to resolve the crisis or face “force”. The ...

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Afghan probe begins in attack on AP journalists

KIM GAMEL Associated Press= KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan central government authorities on Wednesday began questioning the police commander who killed an Associated Press photographer and wounded an AP reporter, a day after he was transferred by helicopter to the capital — a rare case in which an Afghan officer or soldier who shot a foreigner was captured alive. Local ...

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Afghan probe begins in attack on AP journalists

KIM GAMEL Associated Press= KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan central government authorities on Wednesday began questioning the police commander who killed an Associated Press photographer and wounded an AP reporter, a day after he was transferred by helicopter to the capital — a rare case in which an Afghan officer or soldier who shot a foreigner was captured alive. Local ...

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N.Korean Regime Reshuffles Top Posts

North Korea’s newly elected parliament met for the first time Wednesday to rubber-stamp a reshuffle of high-ranking officials, including the re-election of leader Kim Jong-un. Military politburo chief Choe Ryong-hae was elected as vice chairman of the National Defense Commission, a slot that had been vacant since the bloody purge of former eminence grise Jang Song-taek. In March last year, ...

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N.Korean Regime Reshuffles Top Posts

North Korea’s newly elected parliament met for the first time Wednesday to rubber-stamp a reshuffle of high-ranking officials, including the re-election of leader Kim Jong-un. Military politburo chief Choe Ryong-hae was elected as vice chairman of the National Defense Commission, a slot that had been vacant since the bloody purge of former eminence grise Jang Song-taek. In March last year, ...

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Toyota to recall 6.4 million vehicles for steering, other faults

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T), in its second-largest recall announcement, said on Wednesday that it would call back 6.39 million vehicles globally, and analysts saw automakers increasingly turning to recalls rather than risk bad publicity or legal costs. Rival General Motors Co is in the midst of its own recall of 2.6 million cars related to an ignition ...

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Toyota to recall 6.4 million vehicles for steering, other faults

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T), in its second-largest recall announcement, said on Wednesday that it would call back 6.39 million vehicles globally, and analysts saw automakers increasingly turning to recalls rather than risk bad publicity or legal costs. Rival General Motors Co is in the midst of its own recall of 2.6 million cars related to an ignition ...

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US in talks with France on Holocaust compensation

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Wednesday warned several state legislatures against initiatives that would punish the state-owned French railway company SNCF for carrying out Holocaust-era deportations to Nazi death and labor camps. The State Department said such actions…

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Atletico end Barca hopes

Koke, right, celebrates scoring the opening goal (AP) Atletico Madrid reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time following a 1-0 win over Spanish rivals Barcelona. Koke’s fifth-minute strike was enough to send Atletico through to the last four with a 2-1 aggregate…

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Bank of America to cut 3,000 support jobs across Latin America, Asia

(Reuters) – Bank of America Corp said on Wednesday that it will close three foreign offices and eliminate about 3,000 jobs over the next nine to 12 months in an effort to simplify its global operations. Offices that provide…

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