Iran minister says in U.S. interest to stay committed to nuclear pact
TOKYO Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday it was in the interest of the United States to remain committed to a multilateral nuclear treaty.
LUHANSK, Ukraine Protesters occupying the state security building in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, on Tuesday denied a charge that they had wired the building with explosives and were holding people against their will.
"There are no explosives, no hostages. We do not need hostages to get what we want," said Anton, one of the protesters who described himself as a coordinator of the action.
Earlier Ukraine's state security service said the protesters were using weapons to hold about 60 people against their will.
(Reporting by Thomas Grove; Writing By Richard Balmforth; Editing by Conor Humphries)
BAGHDAD Iraq's parliament speaker called on Thursday for a government inquiry into air strikes on a western border town which killed around 60 people, mostly civilians.
BRUSSELS The European Union will soon let Ukrainians and Georgians visit the bloc without needing a visa after diplomats and lawmakers struck a deal on Thursday to end an internal EU dispute that had been holding up the promised measures.