Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country's interim government resigns.
Ukraine crisis: turning points
MOSCOW (AP) — An agreement struck by the U.S., the European Union, Russia and Ukraine has raised hopes for defusing the Ukrainian crisis, which has strained East-West ties to a degree unseen since the Cold War. The deal Thursday in Geneva came after the four parties held talks together for the firs time since Ukraine's turmoil began nearly five months ago.
UK opposition party hires top Obama adviser
LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited David Axelrod — a key figure behind Barack Obama's two presidential victories — to help with its leader's election bid next year.
French President Hollande's top aide resigns
PARIS (AP) — The French president's top adviser resigned Friday following allegations of a past conflict of interest, striking a new blow to the already unpopular Francois Hollande.
UK looking into death of teenager in Syria
LONDON (AP) — British officials say they are looking into the death of a British teenager in Syria.
Turkish president rules out job swap with Erdogan
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Abdullah Gul has signaled that he doesn't want to swap jobs with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when the presidential term ends later this year.
Dutch supreme court bans pedophile group
AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch Supreme Court has banned a Dutch group that advocates the legalization of pedophilia.
Brewers seek to rekindle Belgium's love of beer
DWORP, Belgium (AP) — The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say how much longer. Sooner or later, yet another bar with a warm "Welcome" will be gone.
Pro-Russian insurgents: will only leave occupied buildings if interim Ukrainian gov't resigns
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents: will only leave occupied buildings if interim Ukrainian gov't resigns.
Dutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian police confirmed Thursday an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed to expose herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her harassment on a YouTube video wtched by millions around the world.
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