LAKE SELIGER, Russia/KIEV - Ukraine called for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help. Full Article
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks edged higher in a quiet session on Friday as the latest in a string of positive data pushed investors to extend a rally that had been briefly threatened by overseas concerns, although gains were capped ahead of an extended holiday weekend.
Pakistan's prime minister, weakened by weeks of opposition protests calling for him to resign, distances himself from an army move to intervene in the crisis. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.