LONDON - A future Labour government would only hold a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union before 2020 if more powers were transferred to Brussels, party leader Ed Miliband will say Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - The head of the United Nation's refugee agency said on Tuesday it must be ready in case Ukraine's crisis causes refugees to flee Crimea, but his biggest worry is that "a total disaster" could occur if the international community diverts its attention away from Syria's conflict.
KUALA LUMPUR/NEW YORK/PARIS - Investigators trying to solve the disappearance without trace of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner face an extremely rare challenge that could hinder their efforts: they lack the powers of a formal air safety investigation. Full Article
BONN - U.N. climate negotiations resume on a shaky footing as some delegates question how the meeting is being run amid calls for more urgency at the talks, which after two years have made scant progress towards a global climate change deal. Full Article
Mar. 12 - The search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 enters a fifth day on Wednesday with Vietnam saying it is scaling down its operations. Paul Chapman reports.
The European Union has belatedly adopted Ukraine as one of its own. Yet the EU economy is so frail, thanks to beggar-thy-neighbour economic policies, that it is reluctant to use financial and trade sanctions to punish Russia for occupying Crimea. Commentary
A banking union wasn't strictly needed to solve the euro zone's problems and what has been agreed isn't even what the designers wanted. That said, with a few changes, it could be turned into something that is fit for purpose. Commentary
Ukraine is not the only crisis to emerge from the former Soviet Union. It’s the most immediate and most immediately dangerous. But beyond the stunning images of boiling demonstrations in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, there is a less vivid but as potentially destabilising danger growing greater by the week. Commentary
There have been many examples over the last generation where an illegitimate government was brought down and the world community sought to support a new, presumably more democratic and legitimate one. The results have often fallen short of the global community’s aspirations. Commentary
The idea that Vladimir Putin would respond to Western economic sanctions, no matter how stringent, by giving up his newly gained territory is pure wishful thinking. Throughout its history, Russia has accepted economic hardships unimaginable to Western observers in pursuit of geopolitical goals. Commentary
KILLIS, ON THE TURKISH-SYRIAN BORDER - Syrian refugees in this border outpost are delighted to hear their home town of Azaz has been liberated - not from Bashar al-Assad's troops but from al-Qaeda fighters who subjected them to a regime that included torture and public beheadings. Full Article
Probes into possible currency market manipulation will speed up industry change. Breakingviews says the shift to electronic trading will be accelerated, squeezing banks’ trading profits. Video
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