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 It's an art forgery case with a twist. But Tatintsian, the gallery owner says he was duped from the start. Nussberg, who fled the Soviet Union and emigrated to the U.S. in 1980, claims he was given the Malevich sketches as gifts.
Summary When racial tension boiled over in Ferguson after the Aug. 9 shooting, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. traveled to the St. Louis suburb to meet with city leaders and protest organizers in an effort to bring calm.
Summary KANSAS CITY, Mo. Deaton's body was found inside her locked minivan at Longview Lake on Oct. 30, 2012, with a loosely tied bag over her head and a suicide note and empty 100-count bottle of acetaminophen nearby.
Summary A fraternity has suspended its Institute of Technology chapter for at least five years. MIT determined that allowing Lambda Zeta chapter members to continue to live in the chapter house even after having been suspended by the national chapter would introduce further risk to the FSILG system as a whole.