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Deadly clashes rage in east Ukraine after peace talks fail

KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine - Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as pro-Russian separatists used artillery fire to try to dislodge government forces from a strategic rail hub after peace talks collapsed. | Video

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Working with global community only way to fight terrorism: Japan PM

TOKYO - Japan must work with the international community to fight terrorism and boost ways to ensure the safety of its people, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday, a day after Islamic State militants said they had beheaded a Japanese journalist.

Japan 8:41pm EST

Battle for Okinawa: Islanders face off with Tokyo over bases

NAGO, Japan - Japan's Okinawa, a chain of tropical islands more than three hours southwest of Tokyo by plane, looks and feels almost like a different country. A growing number of islanders say it should be just that.

Japan 8:33pm EST

Greece starts drive to sell new debt deal to doubting Europe

ATHENS - Greece's leftist government on Sunday began its drive to persuade a sceptical Europe to accept a new debt agreement while it starts to roll back on austerity measures imposed under its existing bailout agreement.

Greece 4:17pm EST

South Sudan's warring sides sign another ceasefire deal

ADDIS ABABA - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel commander Riek Machar signed another ceasefire agreement on Monday, edging them closer to a final deal to end a 15-month conflict that has ravaged the world's newest country, mediators said.

Africa 7:16pm EST

Egypt frees Al Jazeera journalist Greste, two others still held

CAIRO - Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste was released from a Cairo jail on Sunday and left Egypt after 400 days in prison on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, security officials said. | Video

Egypt 6:28pm EST

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