Added to the danger of leaky fishing boats and unscrupulous people smugglers for African migrants trying to reach Europe has been the Islamic State, which murdered about 30 Ethiopian migrants, which the group claimed were Christians, on video.
At least seven soldiers were killed amid shelling overnight near rebel-held Donetsk. The flare-up comes as foreign ministers from Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany meet in Berlin to address the violence.
The question has dogged France since the 1994 mass slaughter. President François Hollande announced Tuesday that the country will declassify official documents that could finally shed light on its role at the time.
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A Saudi-led coalition is trying to stop Yemen's major cities falling to Houthi Shiite insurgents after the removal of President Hadi, who has fled into exile. Rivalry with Shiite Iran lies behind the military intervention.
The already poor relationship between the Obama administration and the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks set to get worse, with Iran nuclear talks nearing an important deadline at the end of the month.
A dispute over possible deployment has brought sharp words between Seoul and Beijing. Foreign ministers of S. Korea, China, and Japan will meet for the first time in three years Saturday amid tensions over security, territory, and wartime history.