|Egypt cleared for some US military aid, source says
A congressional aide said the Obama administration has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel -- and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.
|Kerry says Russia lacks positive steps in Ukraine
Secretary of State John Kerry is telling the Russian foreign minister that he is deeply concerned over what he describes as the lack of positive steps by the Russians, to de-escalate the situation on the ground in eastern Ukraine.
|US troops head to exercises in Eastern Europe
U.S. Army troops are arriving in Poland to begin what will be a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe -- in a move to bolster allies in the wake of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula last month.
|Globe had fourth hottest March on record, US cooler than usual
Federal forecasters have calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record — except in the United States, where the month was about one degree cooler than normal.
|At least 500 Bolivian soldiers on strike over dead end jobs
Approximately 500 Bolivian soldiers have gone on strike to demand they be given the option of rising to the rank of officer, and to protest the recent dismissal of four of their leaders.
|Palestinian leader Abbas warns against failure of talks
The Palestinian president on Tuesday warned that if peace talks with Israel grind to a halt, he may dismantle the Palestinian Authority and hand over responsibility for 2.5 million of his people to Israel.
|Mexico arrests nearly 50 suspects posing as vigilantes
Mexican police have arrested 46 people who worked for criminal gangs but posed as members of vigilante "self-defense" groups, which sprang up last year in the western state of Michoacan to fight the Knights Templar drug cartel.
|Brazil investigators say former president's death accidental
Brazil's National Truth Commission said Tuesday that its probe into the 1976 death of former President Juscelino Kubitschek has shown no evidence to support claims that his fatal car crash was the work of the country's then-military dictatorship.
|UN committee takes no action on Iran envoy dispute
After hearing from both sides, a U.N. committee has decided to take no action regarding the United States' refusal to grant a visa to an Iranian diplomat -- who was chosen by Tehran to be its new U.N. ambassador.
|Activity at North Korea nuke site hints at test preparations
A U.S. research institute said Tuesday that commercial satellite imagery has discovered increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site, but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent.