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Ukraine forces suffer new losses in separatist east

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 01:21

Ukrainian forces suffer fresh losses on Wednesday in a rebel raid in the separatist east as the newly-elected president promised to hold his first talks with Russia`s Vladimir Putin on easing the worst East-West standoff since the Cold War.

Florida triple murder suspect dies after standoff in Tennessee

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 07:52

A U.S. military veteran suspected in the Memorial Day weekend killings of three people in Florida died on Tuesday after he shot himself during a standoff with a SWAT team in Tennessee, officials said.

Brazil inmates free hostages after prison standoff

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 01:32

Inmates at a maximum-security prison in northeast Brazil, who had taken four guards and more than 100 visiting relatives hostage during a riot, released all the captives Sunday, officials said.

One freed, 121 held in Brazil prison hostage standoff

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 23:43

Negotiators persuaded inmates holding hostages seized during a prison riot in Brazil to free a guard Sunday, but were still working to free three more guards and 118 prisoners` relatives.

Britain reviews naval presence in Gibraltar after standoff

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 09:27

Britain said on Thursday it was reviewing its military presence off Gibraltar following a lengthy stand-off between the Royal Navy and a Spanish ship, but denied it was resorting to "gunboat diplomacy".

Optimism but no deal in US fiscal showdown

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 08:57

The White House and Republicans painstakingly edged towards a deal Friday to stave off a disastrous US debt default and to end a partial government shutdown now sure to hit the two-week mark.

Obama to hold personal meeting with lawmakers on shutdown

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 14:04

The White House had invited the full Republican caucus to participate in a meeting with the president, but the Speaker opted to send a smaller delegation.

Asian shares rise, still cautious on US shutdown

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 11:23

Asian shares rose on Tuesday as data showed China's services industry continued to expand, soothing to some extent nerves jarred by fears of a US debt default as the US government shutdown entered a second week.

US still in fiscal deadlock, but glimmers of hope emerge

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 08:55

A few faint glimmers of hope surfaced on Monday in the US fiscal standoff, both in Congress and at the White House, with President Barack Obama saying he would accept a short-term increase in the nation's borrowing authority to avoid a default.

Asian shares, dollar, oil dip as US shutdown drags on

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 08:58

Asian shares, oil prices and the dollar came under pressure on Monday as politicians in Washington showed no signs of making progress to resolve the U.S. budget standoff, while safe-haven gold inched higher.

Global stocks fall for week as shutdown continues

Last Updated: Saturday, October 05, 2013, 10:15

Major stock markets rose on Friday but posted a second week of losses while the dollar hovered near an eight-month low on fears the budget standoff in Washington will drag on until politicians reach a deal to raise the US debt ceiling.

US, Japan agree for talks with North Korea to end standoff

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013, 13:33

The United States and Japan have offered talks with North Korea to resolve the increasingly dangerous standoff over its nuclear and missile programmes.