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  • Turkey's sweet dilemma

    Walking down the prosperous boulevard of Turkey's modern dilemma a few days ago I saw well-dressed Turks including women wearing Islamic headscarves crowding the sweet shops and the labyrinthine covered arcades of the Grand Bazar. Both conservative...
  • Kiev warns separatists of 'actions' next week

    KIEV (Reuters) - The Ukrainian government warned on Friday it could take "more concrete actions" next week if pro-Russian separatists do not end their occupations of public buildings under the terms of an international accord. Foreign Minister Andriy...
  • Shell committed to Russia expansion despite sanctions

    NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell is committed to expansion in Russia, Chief Executive Ben van Beurden told Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting on Friday amid sanctions imposed on the country after its annexation of Ukraine's...
  • Pro-Russian separatist leader says not bound by Geneva deal

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - The self-declared leader of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, Denis Pushilin, on Friday said he does not consider his men to be bound by an agreement between Russia and Ukraine requiring illegal groups to disarm...
  • Obama: Ukraine diplomacy holds hope but sanctions ready

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday that talks between Russia and Western powers aimed at ending tensions in Ukraine have potential but warned that the United States and its allies are prepared to impose more sanctions on Russia...
  • Greek coast guard shoot dead suspected migrant smuggler on speedboat

    ATHENS (Reuters) - A man believed to be a migrant smuggler was shot dead by Greek coast guard officials on Tuesday as they tried to intercept him on his speedboat heading towards neighboring Turkey, the Greek coast guard said. Tuesday's pre-dawn incident...
  • Georgia feels less secure after Russian move in Ukraine

    TBILISI (Reuters) - Russia's intervention in Ukraine has left Georgia more worried about its own security, especially as the former Soviet republic was itself invaded by Russian troops six years ago, Georgian President Georgy Margvelashvili said. The...
  • China sentences activists for urging asset disclosure: lawyer

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China sentenced four activists to jail for up to three-and-a-half years on Friday for urging officials to reveal their assets, a lawyer said, the latest convictions in a crackdown on dissent that has drawn international criticism. The...
  • Yen at 10-day low vs dollar after U.S. data, Ukraine talks

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The yen slipped to a 10-day low against the dollar on Friday after speculators unwound some safe-haven trades following encouraging U.S. economic data and on hopes for a diplomatic initiative seeking an end to violence in Ukraine. The...
  • Ukraine deal reached; Russia agrees to de-escalate tensions

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration will hold off on new sanctions against Russia as part of a deal struck Thursday that calls for Moscow to stand down outlaw militias and take other steps to restore calm to volatile eastern Ukraine. The agreement,...
  • U.N. inquiry chief wants North Korea hauled before international court

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The chief U.N. investigator into human rights abuses in North Korea appealed to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to refer the situation in the reclusive Asian state to the International Criminal Court for prosecution....