Pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine defied pleas to disarm as officials in Kiev pledged to honor an accord reached in Geneva and an international group began expanding its presence to help defuse the crisis.
Pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine refused to lay down their arms even as the government in Kiev pledged to abide by an accord reached in Geneva, testing anew Russia’s willingness to help defuse the crisis.
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Barack Obama’s choice to be his next secretary of Health and Human Services, brings experience in budgeting and management and one other important qualification: proven ability to get confirmed by a divided U.S. Senate.
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, joined by a U.S. team, plan to meet tomorrow to discuss whether both a will and a way exist to put Middle East peace talks back on track, according to an official familiar with the situation.
Russia agreed to international monitors arriving in Ukraine amid more turmoil in the region and as Western nations expressed growing concern over the Kremlin massing troops on the border with its neighbor.