The U.S. is sending two top negotiators to Geneva for direct talks with Iranian officials over Tehran’s nuclear program.
Ukraine launched an offensive against pro-Russian forces; officials say a fire in the southern port city of Odessa killed 31 people.
The United Nations human rights office says U.S. death row inmate Clayton Lockett’s suffering during his botched Oklahoma execution this week may amount to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment under international human rights law.
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.
Iran drew a red line on Tuesday on how far it would go at landmark nuclear talks, saying as the meeting opened that it would not buckle to pressure from the U.S. and five other world powers to scrap any of its nuclear facilities.
U.N.-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi ended direct talks between the Syrian government and opposition leaders without signs of progress.
Syrian activists say government shelling and airstrikes have killed about 400 so far this month in the country’s largest city.
Iran’s foreign minister says Washington’s “wishes are unlikely to come true” at upcoming talks between the Islamic Republic and world powers over its nuclear program.
With talks between Iran and world powers ending quickly Wednesday evening in Geneva, an Iranian leader had choice words for Israel.
Secretary of State John Kerry warned Congress Wednesday against scuttling a historic opportunity for a nuclear pact with Iran by pressing ahead with new sanctions while international negotiators seek to prevent Tehran from being able to assemble an atomic weapons arsenal.