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Train carrying MH17 bodies on final journey reaches Ukraine city

DONETSK Ukraine - A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in a Ukrainian government-held city on Tuesday on the first leg of their final journey home to be reclaimed by their families. | Video

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Russia may ask rich to help foot bill for Crimea with 'solidarity tax'

MOSCOW - Russia could ask its richest citizens to help foot the bill for the annexation of Crimea by paying a "solidarity tax" proposed by a group of lawmakers.

Russia 11:58am EDT

Dozens of Turkish police detained for alleged spying on government

ISTANBUL - Dozens of Turkish police including high-ranking officers were detained on Tuesday, accused of spying and illegal wire-tapping of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his inner circle in what the chief prosecutor said was a concocted probe of an alleged terrorist group.

9:55am EDT

Turkey's Erdogan acknowledges strains with Obama

ANKARA - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has acknowledged his relations with U.S. President Barack Obama have soured, saying he had been disappointed among other things by a lack of U.S. action over the war in neighbouring Syria.

1:03pm EDT

Striking South African unions considering latest offer

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's largest union will consider the latest government wage proposal, it said on Tuesday, raising hopes of an end to a three-week strike in the metals and engineering sectors that has sapped the continent's most advanced economy.

Africa 10:47am EDT

Congo repels attack on military base in capital

KINSHASA - Gunmen attacked a major military base in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, on Tuesday but the government said the situation had been quickly brought under control.

Africa, Congo 12:38pm EDT

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