U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Russian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov at the start of a bilateral meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine on Thursday in Geneva.

Ukraine, Russia aim to defuse crisis

President Barack Obama was skeptical about the agreement that called on activists in eastern Ukraine to stand down.

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Putin lays claim to swaths of southeastern Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin was on national television, declaring Russia's historical claims over Ukrainian territory.

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Detention of Taliban commander disrupts Afghan peace talks

Agha Jan Motasim, the Taliban's former finance minister, was taken by authorities in the United Arab Emirates a month ago.

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 Kollengode Venkataraman, editor for the Pittsburgh Patrika, a magazine for the local Indian-American community, sits inside his Murrysville home on Friday. Of India’s election process, Mr. Venkataraman says, “The corruption is known inside and outside India. The country is looking for a change.”

Election inflames many of city's Indian residents

They have strong feelings about Indian politics even after becoming American citizens and spending decades away from the country.

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 Hawa Salih, a sudanese woman who was imprisoned in Sudan and tortured by the government, speaks during a South Sudan Forum at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church.  Next to her is Rep. Mike Doyle and David Rosenberg of Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coalition.

Discussion focuses on Sudan violence

Millions of refugees have been created by conflicts in Sudan.

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Amid Egypt's sweeping crackdown, North Sinai residents in crossfire

The peninsula exploded in violence when the military overthrew President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood last summer.

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As election nears, Taliban attack Afghanistan offices

Suicide bombers began firing grenades at their target next door: the headquarters of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission.

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 Pope Francis and President Barack Obama smile as they exchange gifts at the Vatican Thursday. Mr. Obama called himself a "great admirer" of Pope Francis as he sat down at the Vatican Thursday with the pontiff he considers a kindred spirit on issues of economic inequality. Their historic first meeting comes as Mr. Obama's administration and the church remain deeply split on issues of abortion and contraception.

Pope Francis, Obama discuss plight of poor

President Barack Obama and Pope Francis focused publicly on shared concern for the poor, but private discussion highlighted differences.

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Obama urges Congress to pass NSA changes

The president proposed to end the National Security Agency's controversial bulk collection of data about Americans' cellphone usage.

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