RAMALLAH, West Bank — In a closed meeting Wednesday with Israeli legislators, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he would agree to the extend U.S.-brokered peace negotiations beyond the April 29 end date, but only if Israel releases a final batch of 26 Palestinian prisoners and freezes all additional building of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Read full article >>
Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea, officials say.
By Gabriela Baczynska and Thomas Grove KRAMATORSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Separatists flew the Russian flag on armored vehicles taken from the Ukrainian army on Wednesday, humiliating a Kiev government operation to recapture eastern towns controlled by pro-Moscow partisans. The armored personnel carriers were driven into the rebel-held town of Slaviansk to waves and shouts of "Russia! Rus
DONETSK, Ukraine — The Ukrainian military on Tuesday secured an airfield threatened by Russian sympathizers, signaling the start of a campaign to counter militants who have stormed official buildings in at least 10 eastern cities. Read full article >>
SEOUL — Three people have died and 293 remain unaccounted for after a South Korean passenger ferry slowly sank Wednesday off the country’s southern coast, officials said. Rescuers raced to find survivors in an elaborate operation as the ferry — carrying 459 passengers, most of them high school students — gradually went belly-up, then slipped deeper and deeper into the Yellow Sea. Read full