MORE WORLD NEWS

South Korea's growth slows on weak consumption
Venezuelan network Telesur expands into English
Argentina president says country will not default
Patriotic parade at big Peru psychiatric hospital
Cuba, US begin 5-game exhibition baseball series
New Zealand raises interest rate to 3.5 percent
Austria: Israeli club's match disrupted by protest
Puerto Rico to pay for chikungunya virus testing
Jamaica police arrest 41 suspected scammers
Quebec police try to prevent auction of locomotive
UN chief 'alarmed' at rockets put at UN Gaza site
Canadian man faces terror charge
Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader goes on trial
Central African Republic's rebels sign cease-fire
Bloomberg lands in Israel in show of support
Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease
Thousands attend tense pro-Gaza march in Paris
Police officer sentenced to death for killing AP photographer
Chinese leader signs accords, wraps up Cuba visit
2 bombs kill at least 25 in Kaduna, north Nigeria
Envoy urges UN to demand halt to Iraq extremists
Gaza battle rages as US pushes for truce
Iraq lawmakers postpone vote on new president
Investigators work without full access to crash site
Rebels confirm downing of two Ukrainian fighter jets
Owner of Mexican shelter defends tough love
US hedge fund files suit against Puerto Rico gov
EU seeks energy efficiency to ease Russia gas link
Report: Plane crashes in Taiwan, killing 51 people
Lufthansa cancels another day of Tel Aviv flights



World News
News from the region's first prime-time newscast. You'll find it First On Fox!


AP-UKRAINE UPDATE


Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 4:29 PM EDT
KIEV, Ukraine


Ukrainian troops and the pro-Russian insurgents in the country's east have been able to arrange a brief truce today, allowing the pro-Russian forces to hand over the bodies of 49 Ukrainian troops. They died when separatists shot down a transport plane last weekend.

But after the truck carrying the remains had passed to the Ukrainian side, both sides fell back to their respective positions.

Ukraine's president today promised a unilateral cease-fire, saying his government troops will soon stop firing on the separatists. And in another concession to Moscow, Petro Poroshenko replaced his foreign minister, who had outraged Russians by using an obscenity to describe President Vladimir Putin.

Russia's foreign minister is cautiously welcoming the planned cease-fire, though he expressed concern that it could be a trick.

One key question is whether Moscow is willing and able to persuade the pro-Russia insurgents to accept Poroshenko's peace initiative.

Rebel leaders have remained defiant. But in a sign of behind-the-scenes maneuvering, some of them visited Moscow this week to meet with senior officials and lawmakers.

%@AP Links

187-r-09- , with reporters)--Sound of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko saying in Ukrainian that he will make a corridor "for Russian mercenaries, a chance for them to leave Ukraine" without their weapons. (18 Jun 2014)

<<CUT *187 (06/18/14)££ 00:09

186-r-23-(Sound of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (PEHT'-roh poh-roh-SHEHN'-koh), with reporters)--Sound of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko saying in Ukrainian that the cease-fire period will be short and that, immediately after, "the disarming of the illegal military formations will take place." (18 Jun 2014)

<<CUT *186 (06/18/14)££ 00:23

163-c-20-(David McHugh, AP correspondent)-"will actually happen"-AP correspondent David McHugh reports the announcement seems to be part of a carefully choreographed plan conceived with the leaders of Russia and Germany. (18 Jun 2014)

<<CUT *163 (06/18/14)££ 00:20 "will actually happen"

APPHOTO MOSB138: A pro-Russian fighter holds a gun during a handover of the bodies of Ukrainian troops killed in a plane shot down near Luhansk, at a check point in the village of Karlivka near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The two sides managed to arrange a brief truce Wednesday evening in the eastern town of Karlivka to allow pro-Russian forces to hand over the bodies of 49 Ukrainian troops who died when the separatists shot down a transport plane bound for the airport in Luhansk last weekend. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka) (18 Jun 2014)

<<APPHOTO MOSB138 (06/18/14)££

APPHOTO MOSB137: A pro-Russian fighter walks during a handover of the bodies of Ukrainian troops killed in a plane shot down near Luhansk, at a check point in the village of Karlivka near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The two sides managed to arrange a brief truce Wednesday evening in the eastern town of Karlivka to allow pro-Russian forces to hand over the bodies of 49 Ukrainian troops who died when the separatists shot down a transport plane bound for the airport in Luhansk last weekend. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka) (18 Jun 2014)

<<APPHOTO MOSB137 (06/18/14)££










PRIME PICKS

THE BIG BANG THEORY
Tonight at 7:30 PM

The Work Song Nanocluster
Penny's home business turns into a complete nightmare when Sheldon takes over



Get 1/2 price gift certificates

Find us on Facebook

Advertisement