GHAZI TEHRAN (AFP) - EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton was in Iran on Sunday for top-level meetings with officials who are pursuing a track of talks they hope will eventually end international pressure and suspicions over Tehran's nuclear programme.
VANCOUVER (REUTERS) - Unionised container truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver voted on Saturday to reject a tentative deal reached earlier this week, setting the stage for an expanded work action at Canada's largest port.
KIEV (AFP) - Rallies were planned across Ukraine on Sunday as the troubled ex-Soviet state struggled to contain upheaval amid a standoff between Russia and the West over Crimea that shows no sign of easing.
NEW YORK (AFP) - French actress Julie Gayet, who has been linked to President Francois Hollande, fended off questions about their relationship on Saturday in New York.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - A Texas semiconductor firm said on Saturday that 20 of its employees were confirmed passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines jet that has abruptly vanished.