Activists: Syrian airstrikes in north kill 18
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:03:54 -0400
BEIRUT (AP) — Opposition activists say Syrian government airstrikes on a vegetable market in a rebel-held town in the northern Aleppo province have killed at least 18 people and wounded scores.
Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:02:27 -0400
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.
Russia says Kiev must take first step to solve Ukraine crisis
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:00:24 -0400
(Reuters) - The Ukrainian authorities must take the first step if a resolution is to be found to the Ukraine crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday. Lavrov, speaking at a news conference after meeting his Lebanese counterpart, also said the United States should use its influence to persuade Kiev to implement its commitments under an international accord on Ukraine that was signed last week. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Christian Lowe, editing by Nigel Stephenson)
Ky. Senate candidate wants Keystone pipeline OK'd
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:59:21 -0400
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergran Grimes called on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 other incumbent Democrats as the party tries to keep control of the Senate this November.
Boy and girl on Korean ferry drowned with life jackets tied together
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:59:12 -0400
By James Pearson and Meeyoung Cho SEOUL (Reuters) - A boy and girl trapped in a sinking South Korean ferry with hundreds of other high school students tied their life jacket cords together, a diver who recovered their bodies said, presumably so they wouldn't float apart. Captain Lee Joon-seok, 69, and other crew members who abandoned ship have been arrested on negligence charges.
Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:59:02 -0400
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods, underscoring a division between powerful lobbyists for the U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea.
Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:55:36 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of "flagrant violations" of international law.
Starwood rides economic recovery to strong 1Q
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:50:56 -0400
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Starwood's first-quarter net income declined 36 percent compared with last year when it booked some big asset sales, but it easily beat Wall Street expectations for profit and revenue.
Ukraine forces kill several separatists in Slaviansk operation
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:46:32 -0400
By Aleksandar Vasovic and Gleb Garanich SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces clashed with pro-Russian militants as they closed in on the separatist-held city of Slaviansk on Thursday, seizing rebel checkpoints and setting up roadblocks as helicopters circled overhead. Reuters journalists saw a Ukrainian military detachment with five armored personnel carriers take over a checkpoint on a road north of the city in late morning after it was abandoned by separatists who set tires alight to cover their retreat. No shots were heard during that takeover but the Ukrainian Interior Ministry said that its forces and troops from the Defence Ministry had killed "up to five terrorists" while destroying three militant checkpoints northeast of the center. A separatist spokeswoman in Slaviansk said early in the morning that two fighters were killed in clash in the same area, near a road leading to the town of Sviatogorsk.
Clash in east Ukraine leave at least 2 dead
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:46:30 -0400
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian government and pro-Russia insurgents report at least two deaths on the pro-Russia side during clashes in east Ukraine.
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