RIGA - European leaders told Greece on Friday to return to the negotiating table for "intensive work" to wrap up a reform agreement before cash runs out, sidestepping Athens' demand for a comprehensive, long-term solution to its troubles.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was clearer than ever on Friday that the central bank was poised to raise interest rates this year, as the U.S. economy was set to bounce back from an early-year slump and as headwinds at home and abroad waned.
BEIJING/WASHINGTON - China said on Friday it was "strongly dissatisfied" after a U.S. spy plane flew over part of the South China Sea this week near where China is building artificial islands, and called on the United States to stop such action or risk causing an accident.
LONDON - The Bank of England's chief economist Andy Haldane said on Friday that the central bank would raise interest rates in the future but they would probably not return to levels as high as before the financial crisis.
SITTWE, Myanmar/YANGON - The head of the Myanmar state from which thousands of Rohingya Muslims are fleeing denied that persecution had prompted the exodus after the United States called on the country to deal with its root causes. | Video
BAGHDAD - Islamic state fighters pressed an advance east of Ramadi on Friday after breaching Iraqi defences outside the city the insurgents overran last weekend in a major defeat for the Baghdad government.
Clashes between Tuareg rebels and pro-government militias continue in northern Mali as the U.N. investigates reports of human rights abuses. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).