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Ukrainian Leader Says Eastern Violence Must End This Week

  Ukraine’s new leader, Petro Poroshenko, said the violence that’s rocked the former Soviet republic’s easternmost regions must end this week as peace talks began involving an envoy of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Poroshenko, who took the oath of office … read more

Putin: Ceasefire needed for Ukraine talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday an immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is necessary to create conditions for talks. Speaking to reporters in Normandy in remarks televised live on Russian television, Putin said he expects Ukrainian president-elect Petro Poroshenko to … read more

Obama and Putin had a 10-15 minute “informal conversation”

Obama and Putin had a 10-15 minute “informal conversation” at luncheon in France. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke Friday on the sidelines of a lunch for world leaders attending D-Day commemoration ceremonies, marking their first face-to-face … read more

D-Day anniversary: World leaders and veterans attend the ceremony

BBC France’s president has launched the D-Day 70th anniversary commemorations by paying tribute to those who died on a day that “changed the world”. Francois Hollande will later join the Queen and other world leaders and veterans at Ouistreham, one … read more

Pakistan protests over politician’s UK arrest spread

A supporter of Pakistan’s Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) political party, adorned a poster of Altaf Hussain on his head as he chants slogans along with others, to show solidarity with their leader in Karachi June 4, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Akhtar Soomro … read more

A Pakistani political leader has been arrested in London

Pakistani media says MQM party chief arrested on money-laundering suspicion, but Scotland Yard declines to confirm name. Hussain, resident in the UK for more than two decades, has huge support in Karachi [Al Jazeera] A Pakistani political leader has been … read more

US drugs giant Pfizer has withdrawn its multi-billion takeover bid for UK pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca.

US drugs giant Pfizer has withdrawn its multi-billion takeover bid for UK pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca. The US company said it would not pursue the AstraZeneca takeover past a bid deadline on Monday. AstraZeneca rejected a final offer from Pfizer earlier … read more