Summary Sepratists in Slaviansk detain OSCE observers and seek to exchange them for prisoners. Russia has urged the United States to use its influence in Ukraine to secure the release of leaders of the "protest movement" in the southeast of the country - a reference to pro-Russian separatists.
Summary Separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk are ready to exchange a group of international observers they are holding for fellow rebels who are in the custody of the Ukrainian authorities, their leader said on Saturday. At the same time, Lavrov called on the United States to use its influence to release leaders of the "protest movement" in the country's southeast.
Summary Separatists in Slaviansk are ready to exchange a group of international observers they are holding for fellow rebels who are in the custody of the Ukrainian authorities. Well-wishers in Dakar gave a rapturous reception to the 87-year-old who looks to have returned to the West African country for personal and political reasons.
Summary SLAVIANSK, Ukraine -- The leader of separatist rebels holding a group of international observers in the Ukrainian city of Slaviansk said he was scheduled on Sunday to meet a delegation of mediators who were on their way to negotiate the observers' release.
Summary Washington and Brussels are expected, possibly as early as Monday, to name new people and firms close to Russian President Vladimir Putin who will be hit by punitive measures, but there is no consensus yet on wider economic sanctions.
Summary SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 26 (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine offered on Saturday to release eight captive international observers in a prisoner exchange, as Western governments prepared new sanctions against Moscow. In a separate call with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the Russian minister said Ukraine must halt military operations in the southeast of the country in order to defuse the crisis.
Summary "We wish from the bottom of our hearts to go back to our nations as soon and as quickly as possible," the observer, German national Colonel Axel Schneider, said at a news conference organised by his captors.
Summary Gleb Garanich / ReutersA Ukrainian soldier patrols near a checkpoint outside the city of Slaviansk April 27, 2014. "In view of the latest developments, it must be assumed that representatives of the media are at special risk of being held or seized by separatist forces," it said in a statement.
Summary BOULDER, Colo. UCLA (6-2, 3-2 Pac-12) squandered a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter as Colorado tied the game on a 35-yard field goal by Will Oliver with 36 seconds remaining. The Bruins then stopped the Buffaloes (2-6, 0-5) in the second OT and they settled for a 34-yarder from Oliver.
Summary Capt. George Brown says the man was taken to a mental facility and investigators will coordinate with the Oklahoma County district attorney Monday for possible criminal charges. The U.S. Secret Service said the suspect was detained Friday after showing up at a federal building in Oklahoma City, rambling, making derogatory statements about President Barack Obama, admitting to damaging the monument and saying Satan told him to do so.
Summary Klein Collins running back Justin Pratt (32) escapes the tackle of Montgomery cornerback Alex Nunn en route to a 29-yard touchdown during the first half of a high school football game, Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Klein Memorial Stadium in Houston.
Summary The bodies of a man and women from Charlotte were found inside a car parked in a wooded area off a highway in southwest Cabarrus County, authorities said Saturday. After a short search, deputies found a Honda registered to Catic about a half-mile down a dirt path off N.C. 24/27 (Albemarle Road).