Three suspected former guards of the Auschwitz death camp run by Nazis during World War Two have been arrested in southwestern Germany, as officials make a final push in their decades-long Nazi hunt.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has announced an agreement to hold presidential elections early, form a national unity government and make constitutional changes reducing his powers.
Ukrainian opposition leaders have signed a deal with the government to end a political crisis that will effectively strip the presidency of many of its powers and free from jail the opposition leader, Yulia Tymoshenko.
A Russian judge has convicted eight people of assaulting police during a 2012 protest against Vladimir Putin, as hundreds of supporters outside were themselves arrested for demonstrating against the decision.
The European Union has agreed to impose a travel ban and asset freeze on Ukrainian officials who are deemed responsible for the violence in the Eastern European country, according to EU foreign ministers and officials.
Fierce clashes between police and protesters in Ukraine's capital have erupted anew and news agencies are reporting their journalists have seen bodies laid out on the edge of the protest encampment.
At least 20 people have been killed during street fighting between protesters and riot police in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, while the country's interior ministry says that 67 police officers were seized by the protesters.
The opening round of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers has ended on a positive note, with both sides saying they had agreed on a plan for further negotiations meant to produce a comprehensive deal to set limits on Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
The former chief executive of Ruper Murdoch's British newspapers told top bosses that the former British prime minister, Tony Blair, had offered to act as an adviser over the tycoon's phone-hacking scandal, a court has heard.
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|William A. Cook|