SYRACUSE (REUTERS) - An 89-year-old US World War II veteran who was wounded when his plane crashed in occupied France in 1944 is due to be honoured on Saturday with a medal he declined 70 years ago.
BEIRUT (AFP) - The rebel Free Syrian Army has confirmed the appointment of its new chief, Brigadier General Abdel Ilah al-Bashir, after former head General Selim Idriss had initially refused to step down.
MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia is open to having an "honest, equal" dialogue with foreign states on the crisis in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday.
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina (REUTERS) - A US army general twice forced a female captain to engage in oral sex when she tried to break off their illicit sexual relationship during their deployment in Afghanistan in 2011, the woman said during an emotional account on Friday at his military trial.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - A Pentagon research team is studying the body language of Russian President Vladimir Putin and other foreign leaders to better predict their behaviour, officials said Friday.