KIEV/MOSCOW - Ukrainian separatists said on Tuesday they had pushed government troops out of two districts on the outskirts of their main stronghold Donetsk and their aim was to expand their control to the entire region.
DUBLIN - The board of Irish airline Aer Lingus has recommended a raised 1.36-billion-euro (0.99 billion pounds) takeover offer from the owner of British Airways, which must now soothe Irish government concerns to win approval.
- After a blizzard that blanketed the northeastern United States but proved less powerful in New York City than predicted, airlines, commuter rail, bus lines and subways resumed limited operations on Tuesday.
JAKARTA - Indonesia's transport minister announced plans on Tuesday to introduce safety ratings for all airlines operating in the country starting as early as next month.
LONDON - British budget airline easyJet said losses in the quieter winter season would shrink this year, helped by a lower fuel bill and flying more planes on popular routes such as London to Geneva.
DUBAI - Dubai International Airport was the world's busiest for international passenger traffic last year, it said on Tuesday, taking that title for the first time from London's Heathrow Airport, which has been running into capacity constraints.
SINGAPORE/PARIS - Investigators probing the crash of an AirAsia jetliner are examining maintenance records of a key part of its automated control systems, and how the pilots may have handled the plane if it failed, two people familiar with the matter said.
BEIJING - Profits from core operations at China's large state-owned industrial conglomerates fell a hefty 12.3 percent in 2014, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday, adding urgency to central government plans to overhaul the country's inefficient state sector.
BEIRUT/ISTANBUL - Kurdish forces took control of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday after driving out Islamic State fighters, a monitoring group and Syrian state media said, although Washington said the four-month battle was not yet over. | Video
DUBLIN - Aer Lingus's board is set to recommend an improved 1.36 billion euro (1 billion pounds) takeover offer from International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) , Irish national broadcaster RTE said. | Video