MOSCOW, July 1 The speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament called on Tuesday for a new ceasefire in east Ukraine, Interfax news agency reported.
"We think that without a truce, without the start of dialogue, it is simply impossible to restore peace, justice and law and order in Ukraine," Sergei Naryshkin, as ally of President Vladimir Putin, was quoted as saying. (Reporting by Katya Golubkova, Editing by Timothy Heritage)
GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks edge up on optimism over global growth, dollar soft
TOKYO, June 26 Asian shares edged up on Monday on optimism for global growth, while the dollar was on the defensive as a subdued U.S. inflation outlook capped U.S. bond yields and raised questions about the Federal Reserve's plans to tighten policy.