A U.S. soldier faces a preliminary hearing Wednesday on charges he unlawfully killed two unarmed teenagers in an Iraqi battle zone.
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JERUSALEM — Rival Palestinian political factions on Wednesday announced a surprise reconciliation deal and plans for a unified government, upending U.S.-backed peace talks with Israel just days before a deadline to end or extend the most substantive negotiations in years.
ANSAN, South Korea — For South Korea, a country that pulled itself out of abject poverty to become the world’s 15th largest economy, the most stinging accusation about last week’s ferry sinking is that it looks like a third-world disaster.
HONG KONG — South Korean President Park Geun Hye sought China’s help in dissuading North Korea from any nuclear test, after signs of preparations at the North’s test site days before President Obama visits Seoul.
WASHINGTON — As a submarine enters the second week of its search for Flight 370, veterans of sometimes lengthy undersea quests say it’s too early to write off the effort that has found no trace of the plane.
TOKYO — President Barack Obama kicked off a tour of Asia on Wednesday with a pointed message to China and the entire region: The United States stands resolutely with Japan in a long dispute over some small islands in the East China Sea.
HORLIVKA, Ukraine — Russia warned Wednesday that it was prepared to retaliate against any attack on its citizens or interests in Ukraine, as the Kiev government resumed military operations against pro-Russian militants in the eastern part of the country.
Win Tin, an uncompromising Myanmarese journalist who helped Aung San Suu Kyi launch a pro-democracy movement against the brutal military regime and then endured nearly two decades in jail as one of his country’s longest-serving political prisoners, died April 21 in Yangon. He was 84 according to most sources, although others cited his age as 85.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Sami Rahimi sleeps fitfully on a bread rack above the cold concrete floor of a bakery. He rises at 5 a.m., sweeps up, washes in a pan of chilly water, then prays.
KIEV, Ukraine — Vice President Joe Biden pledged additional American aid Tuesday to help the government here, as the Pentagon announced that it would respond to Russia’s involvement in Ukraine by sending about 600 U.S. troops to conduct exercises and training in Poland and the three Baltic states.