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Ukraine accuses Russia of 'undisguised aggression' as rebels advance

KIEV/MOSCOW - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists. | Video

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UK's fate in the balance as poll shows record support for Scottish independence

EDINBURGH/LONDON - A poll showing support for Scottish independence at its highest ever level threw the fate of the United Kingdom into question on Tuesday, just two weeks before Scots vote on whether to secede.

7:24am EDT

Attack on Egypt security convoy kills 11 in Sinai: security sources

CAIRO - An attack on a convoy killed 11 members of the Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, security and medical sources said.

Egypt 6:42am EDT

South Korean military to press homicide charges over latest death

SEOUL - South Korea's military said on Tuesday it will upgrade charges against four soldiers to homicide for the abuse of a fellow conscript that lead to his death in a case that shocked the country over violence in the military.

South Korea 5:56am EDT

Thai junta blocks rights meeting in Bangkok

BANGKOK - Thailand's ruling junta ordered that a rights talk at a journalists' club in Bangkok be shut down on Tuesday, further stoking concerns over freedom of expression in the country since a military power grab in May.

Thailand 7:32am EDT

Afghan turmoil threatens NATO's 'mission accomplished' plans

BRUSSELS/KABUL - NATO will declare "mission accomplished" this week as it winds down more than a decade of operations in Afghanistan but departing combat troops look likely to leave behind political turmoil and an emboldened insurgency.

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