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Exclusive: Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decade

WASHINGTON - Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but the odds are still against sealing a final agreement, U.S. President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday. | Video

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Lebanese soldier and militant killed in shootout in north: sources

TRIPOLI, Lebanon - A Lebanese soldier and a wanted militant were killed in an exchange of gunfire in northern Lebanon on Tuesday, security sources and a medic said.

3:57am EST

Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in past 24 hours: Ukraine military source

KIEV - Three Ukrainian servicemen were killed and nine were wounded in the last 24 hours in the country's east where government troops are fighting with pro-Russian rebels, a Ukrainian military source told Reuters on Tuesday.

Russia 3:57am EST

Japan PM Abe faces questions about political donations

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday said he received donations from firms that got government subsidies, the first time he himself has faced questions about potentially improper donations, after having lost three cabinet members to scandals.

Japan 12:33am EST

Australia to send 300 more troops to Iraq on training mission

SYDNEY - Australia will send an additional 300 soldiers to help train Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Tuesday, following a request from the United States to contribute to an international training coalition. | Video

02 Mar 2015

Uighur migrants held in Thailand for 11 months take case to court

BANGKOK - A Thai court will decide this month whether to release 17 Uighurs from the western Chinese region of Xinjiang, including 13 children, who have been detained for the past 11 months in Bangkok, a lawyer for the group said on Tuesday.

Thailand 1:45am EST

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