Topic: In The World
10:50 CNN: Obama 'blesses' Biden to take part in presidential race in 2016
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden received President Barack Obama's "blessing" to take part in the presidential race in 2016, according to CNN.
8:55 South, North Korea agree to ease tensions 2
South and North Korea reached agreement early on Tuesday to settle the situation on the border, according to Reuters.
7:52 U.S. to deploy F-22 fighter jets to Europe 4
Armed Forces of the United States will deploy F-22 fighter jets to Europe in order to support eastern European members of the NATO alliance, Air Force Secretary Deborah James said on Monday, according to Reuters.
23:04 AFP: Russia must compensate Dutch over Greenpeace ship 11
Russia must compensate the Netherlands over the 2013 seizure of Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship during a protest against Arctic oil drilling, an international court ruled on Monday, according to AFP.
8:49 US calls to restore rights of released Belarusian political prisoners 5
The Unites States welcomes the release of former presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich and five other political prisoners.
13:21 Two planes crash over Slovakia, killing seven
Two sport planes carrying dozens of parachutists have collided in mid-air over western Slovakia, killing seven people, officials said.
13:05 Panic in Kazakhstan: exchange offices and online shops closed 19
Commercial banks have also suspended forex operations, with some financial institutions closing down their websites.
8:31 Obama has no plans to meet Putin so far 2
A meeting of the Russian and U.S. presidents is not planned in the foreseeable future, and no preparations for such a meeting are underway.
7:35 NATO launches largest airborne drills in Europe since end of Cold War 2
5,000 troops from 11 NATO allies are taking part in four weeks of "simultaneous multinational airborne operations" that began on Saturday across Germany, Italy, Bulgaria and Romania.
11:38 New blast in Bangkok
Another blast hits the center of Bangkok as a man throws explosives from bridge in city center, according to Reuters.
10:36 Bulgaria-based U.S. military units to be reinforced with heavy equipment 1
Marines with a new Bulgaria-based unit designed to deter Russian aggression will soon be equipped with some serious firepower that arrived in Europe this weekend.
9:54 U.S. State Department: Russia and separatists' attacks in Donbas resemble last year escalation 1
US officials are alarmed by the ongoing clashes in the east of Ukraine blaming them on militants and Russian forces.