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Syria eyes end of chemical arms monitoring mission; West disagrees

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UNITED NATIONS - Syria declared on Wednesday that it is looking ahead to the dismantling of the international mission overseeing the destruction of the conflict-torn country's chemical arsenal, though Western officials say they want the team to keep working.

U.S. will allow just 'days' for implementation of Geneva deal

BRUSSELS - Russia has not fulfilled its part of an international agreement to defuse tension in Ukraine and Washington will only wait "days" more for the accord to be implemented, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday.

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Russia, China block Central African Republic blacklistings at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS - Russia and China have blocked a proposal by the United States and France to impose U.N. sanctions on Central African Republic's former President Francois Bozize and two other people linked to the conflict there, diplomats told Reuters on Wednesday.

U.S. will allow just 'days' for implementation of Geneva deal

BRUSSELS - Russia has not fulfilled its part of an international agreement to defuse tension in Ukraine and Washington will only wait "days" more for the accord to be implemented, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday.

'Murdered' Ukraine politician faced hostile mob, video shows

SLAVIANSK, Ukraine - The Ukrainian town councillor whose apparent torture and murder helped to prompt a threatened new government offensive in the east was mobbed by a hostile, pro-Russian crowd before he disappeared, a video of the incident shows.

U.S. will allow just "days" for implementation of Geneva deal

* Russian incursions fall after U.S. boosts Baltic air cover-U.S.

WRAPUP 4-Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked

* Kiev says to resume operation against armed groups in east

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'Murdered' Ukraine politician faced hostile mob, video shows

SLAVIANSK, Ukraine - The Ukrainian town Councilor whose apparent torture and murder helped to prompt a threatened new government offensive in the east was mobbed by a hostile, pro-Russian crowd before he disappeared, a video of the incident shows.

East Ukraine militants confirm they are detaining U.S. reporter

SLAVIANSK, Ukraine - Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday confirmed they are detaining a U.S. journalist working with Vice News.

East Ukraine militants confirm they are detaining U.S. reporter

SLAVIANSK, Ukraine - Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday confirmed they are detaining a U.S. journalist working with Vice News.

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Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked

KIEV - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval in Ukraine and said Moscow would respond if its interests came under attack. | Video