Author : The Associated Press
Pro-Russian Activists Reject Call To Unoccupy Buildings
Pro-Russian Activists Reject Call To Unoccupy Buildings By
DONETSK, Ukraine — Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country’s
Oregon Ruling Spurs Halt On Immigration Arrests
Oregon Ruling Spurs Halt On Immigration Arrests By
The decisions come as immigration reform has stalled and the Obama administration is being criticized for deporting mostly people who have not committed a serious crime — despite its stance to focus on dangerous criminals.
Texas Seizes Polygamist Group’s Secluded Ranch
Texas Seizes Polygamist Group’s Secluded Ranch By
The Texas Department of Public Safety said its agents took possession of the Yearning For Zion Ranch near Eldorado.
Homeland Security Reissues Immigrant Asylum Rules
Homeland Security Reissues Immigrant Asylum Rules By
WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims. The chief of the asylum division at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
China Says One-fifth Of Its Farmland Is Polluted
China Says One-fifth Of Its Farmland Is Polluted By
The report, previously deemed so sensitive it was classified as a state secret, names the heavy metals cadmium, nickel and arsenic as the top contaminants.
US Readies Sanctions On Russia, Aid For Ukraine
US Readies Sanctions On Russia, Aid For Ukraine By
Administration critics have been pressing Obama to arm the Ukrainian military in order to bolster its efforts to reassert control of its eastern region from pro-Russian insurgents who have seized numerous government facilities.
Israel Arrests Arab Journalist For Traveling To Lebanon
Israel Arrests Arab Journalist For Traveling To Lebanon By
Kayyal was arrested last Saturday at the Israeli border on suspicion of being recruited by a militant organization. The Shin Bet said it dropped that suspicion, and is considering indicting him for traveling to Lebanon.
UN: Iran Cuts Stock Closest To Nuke-arms Grade
UN: Iran Cuts Stock Closest To Nuke-arms Grade By
In line with information given to The Associated Press by diplomats earlier this week, the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed Thursday that Iran had completed the dilution process.
3 Killed In Attack On Ukrainian Base
3 Killed In Attack On Ukrainian Base By
The Interior Ministry said a mob of around 300 people armed with stun grenades and firebombs were involved in the bloodiest episode to date in the month-long insurgency.
Combat Vehicles In East Ukraine Fly Russian Flag
Combat Vehicles In East Ukraine Fly Russian Flag By
One of the men on the vehicles in Slovyansk said they were Ukrainian soldiers who had defected to the pro-Russian side — which raises the specter of an uprising led by disgruntled Ukrainian forces.