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  • Ukraine, US to alternately cajole, threaten Russia

    Ukraine, US to alternately cajole, threaten Russia

    Associated Press - 4 minutes 57 seconds ago
    Ukraine, US to alternately cajole, threaten Russia

    GENEVA (AP) — Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. …

  • Forensic expert faulted at Pistorius trial

    Forensic expert faulted at Pistorius trial

    Associated Press - 9 minutes ago
    Forensic expert faulted at Pistorius trial

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The prosecutor at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee Olympian, cross-examined one of the defense's forensic experts Thursday after the judge overseeing the case warned spectators watching the televised proceedings in an adjacent room for their "unruly" behavior. …

  • Battered Barca in La Liga last-chance saloon

    Battered Barca in La Liga last-chance saloon

    Reuters - 9 minutes ago
    Battered Barca in La Liga last-chance saloon

    By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona's defeat in the King's Cup final means La Liga is their only chance of major silverware and anything other than a home win against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday would almost certainly end their dwindling title hopes. The 2-1 reverse to Real Madrid at Valencia's Mestalla stadium on Wednesday capped a nightmare seven days for Barca, during which they were dumped out of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid and crashed to a shock 1-0 La Liga loss at …

  • Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

    Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

    Associated Press - 12 minutes ago
    Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday. …

  • Putin hopes no need to send troops to Ukraine

    Putin hopes no need to send troops to Ukraine

    Associated Press - 17 minutes ago
    Putin hopes no need to send troops to Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says he hopes he won't have to send Russian troops into Ukraine. …