Greece has created a new headache for the European Union (EU) by questioning sanctions against Russia over Ukraine but is unlikely to block them for fear of harming its own debt negotiations, analysts and sources say.
The security chief for the Argentine prosecutor who was found dead just hours before making allegations against the President, has been suspended and is under investigation, a judicial source said on Wednesday.
Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko made a personal plea to Russia's Vladimir Putin and Washington threatened tougher measures on Wednesday should Moscow fail to rein in separatists mounting a new offensive in the east of the ex-Soviet republic.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has confirmed he will attend celebrations in Russia in May marking the Soviet victory over Germany in World War II, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said today, citing a Kremlin spokesman.
A senior South Korean envoy said today that the door was open to restarting talks with Pyongyang on its nuclear programme, despite US sanctions following a cyber attack linked to North Korea satire "The Interview".