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.
Two Thai soldiers were wounded last night in what appeared to be a gun and grenade attack in Bangkok near the besieged Government House, as groups both supporting and opposing the government demonstrated in the city.
Supporters of Thailand’s embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra plan to rally in the hundreds of thousands in Bangkok, a show of force they said is aimed at those plotting the government’s ouster.
President Barack Obama sought to encourage Chinese criticism of Russia on Ukraine, while Chinese President Xi Jinping pressed Obama about a reported U.S. breach of the servers of China’s largest phone-equipment maker, as the leaders met today.
The leaders of Japan and South Korea will hold their first meeting during a three-way summit hosted by President Barack Obama, as the U.S. seeks to bridge the animosity between its two key allies in Asia.
Eleven Indian parties agreed to campaign as one bloc in national elections due by May seeking to offer an alternative to the ruling Congress party-led coalition and the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance.