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.
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.
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.
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.