As pro-Russians take regional governmental or security buildings in east Ukraine calling for independence, Ukraine launches an “anti-terrorism” operation. Security forces detained 70 in Kharkiv, were in a stand off with protesters in other cities such as Donetsk and Luhansk.
Syria’s upcoming presidential elections will not be delayed despite war or politics, the country’s information minister states.
Iran, other superpowers seek to narrow gaps in new round of nuclear talks.
Pakistan; Twelve killed in bomb blast on train; Forces killed 30 separatist militants in Baluchistan – Somalia; Two UN workers dead in Somalia – Brazil; Workers clash with guards and shots fired in Rio World Cup Park – Syria; Israel backs Syria opposition accusations of poison attack
Taiwan; Protesters to end occupation of parliament as official partially fulfills demands – Canada; Quebec separatists lose election, independence referendum avoided – Cuba; U.S. contractor jailed in Cuba goes on hunger strike against U.S., Cuba
Guantanamo Bay; Gitmo panel to weigh transfer of suspected al-Qaida fighter – Thailand; Frustrated Thai PM Yingluck pleads for justice, fair treatment – Myanmar; UN envoy urges Myanmar to allow aid access to Rohingyas
Spain; Spanish parliament set to reject Catalan referendum on independence – Libya; Cabinet asks for more power, denies it has resigned; after deal, Libya begins to load at ports – United States; Supreme Court declines early look at NSA case