The US Air Force plans to announce that it has decided to use Boeing Co's commercial 747-8 airliner to replace its current fleet of Air Force One presidential aircraft, two sources familiar with the decision said on Wednesday.
Jordan said on Wednesday that it had received no assurance that one of its pilots captured by Islamic State insurgents was safe and that it would go ahead with a proposed prisoner swap only if he was freed.
Cuba will not accept any interference from the United States, President Raul Castro said on Wednesday, warning that meddling in its internal affairs would make rapprochement between the two countries "meaningless."
Leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras threw down an open challenge to international creditors on Wednesday by halting privatisation plans agreed under the country's bailout deal, prompting a third day of heavy losses on financial markets.
It was a tearful goodbye to a brave heart. Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, who was killed battling terrorists in South Kashmir on Tuesday, just a day after he was awarded a gallantry award, was the highest ranked officer to be killed in fighting in the region in months.
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.
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.