Thailand’s army imposed martial law amid a deepening political crisis that has seen six months of protests and claimed at least 28 lives.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she was “personally skeptical” that Iran would agree to a comprehensive deal to remove its nuclear weapon capabilities but said the Obama administration faced a promising opportunity that required it to “give diplomacy space to work.”
Government troops are advancing on pro-Russian militia in eastern Ukraine.
Government is desperate to stop fighting between its troops and pro-Russian militia in its southern port city.
They had been held by pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine for over a week.
Ukraine launched an offensive against pro-Russian forces; officials say a fire in the southern port city of Odessa killed 31 people.
Pro-Russian militants stormed government buildings in Luhansk, one of the largest cities in eastern Ukraine.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says western nations want to seize control of Ukraine because of their own political ambitions as tensions rise between pro-Russian gunmen and Ukrainian troops. Ukrainian acting prime minister says Russian wants to start World War III.
In Tokyo, Obama accuses Moscow of doing nothing to decrease tensions in the region.
President Obama calls elections an “important milestone.”