JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday raised the possibility that some Jewish settlements would remain under Palestinian sovereignty if the two sides struck a peace deal.
LIGIADES (AFP) - German President Joachim Gauck on Friday solemnly asked Greece to forgive Germany for a heinous Nazi crime committed at the height of World War II, while carefully dismissing calls for reparations.
MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday warned US Secretary of State John Kerry against Washington taking "hasty" action or imposing sanctions over Ukraine, in what has escalated into the biggest East-West crisis since the Cold War.
SEVASTOPOL (AFP) - Pro-Russian militants smashed through the gates of a Ukrainian air force base in Crimea on Friday in the latest signs of boiling tensions on the rugged peninsula, Ukraine's defence ministry said.
PANAMA CITY (AFP) - President Ricardo Martinelli warned Venezuela Friday that its decision to break off relations with Panama should not be used as an excuse to renege on its more than US$1 billion (S$1.26 billion) debt.