WASHINGTON - The United States plans to increase non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine, including deliveries of the first Humvee vehicles, having decided for now not to provide weapons, U.S. officials said.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans.
VIENNA - A deadline for resolving a 12-year-old dispute over Iran's nuclear programme may be extended from Monday until March because of sharp disagreements between Tehran and world powers, officials close to the talks said on Thursday.
BRUSSELS/LONDON - Britain suffered an embarrassing defeat in its attempt to block the European Union's new limits on bank bonuses on Thursday, withdrawing its legal challenge after an adviser to the bloc's top court made clear it was unlikely to succeed.
ZURICH - FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and investigator Michael Garcia have met for the first time since their public disagreement and agreed a report into the 2018/2022 World Cups bid process should be further reviewed.
LONDON - Telecommunications firm Cable & Wireless helped Britain eavesdrop on millions of Internet users worldwide, Channel 4 reported on Thursday, citing previously secret documents leaked by a fugitive former U.S. National Security Agency contractor.
MOSCOW/KIEV - Russia warned the United States on Thursday against supplying arms to Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, hours before U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden was due to arrive in Kiev.
WASHINGTON - Countries should not be afraid to stand up to China over democratic rights in Hong Kong, the last British governor of the territory, Chris Patten, told a U.S. government commission on Thursday.
MEXICO CITY - Masked demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails and shot fireworks at police near Mexico City's airport on Thursday as thousands protested President Enrique Pena Nieto's handling of the apparent massacre of 43 trainee school teachers.
SANTA BARBARA Honduras - Amid applause and sobs, friends and family buried a murdered Honduran beauty queen and her sister on Thursday while authorities charged a suspect with the crime.
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