Ukraine crisis: Ceasefire takes effect in the east

A ceasefire between Ukraine's army and pro-Russian rebels in the east has come into effect, though sporadic shelling was reported in some places.

Copenhagen shootings: Police kill man 'who opened fire'

Police in Copenhagen say they have shot dead a man who opened fire on them close to the sites of two earlier attacks in the Danish capital.

North Korea: Fairyland or 'country of mushrooms'?

"Let us build a fairyland for the people by dint of science!"That's one of several new rallying cries for North Korea's people as the isolated regime prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of its founding this year with hundreds of new slogans aimed at encouraging patriotism.

Sources: U.S. copters support Iraqi troops battling ISIS

U.S. helicopter gunships supported Iraqi ground forces battling ISIS militants in al-Baghdadi, military sources said, an action that brings U.S. troops closer to combat.ISIS took control of the town earlier Friday.

Ukraine crisis: EU warns Russia over Ukraine agreement.

She said EU leaders had asked officials to prepare further sanctions in case an agreed ceasefire was not respected.The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France sealed a deal on Thursday after marathon talks in Belarus.

McCaul: White House not doing enough to save hostages

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul expressed concerns on Thursday the White House isn't doing enough to save hostages abroad.

Report: Agreement reached on several areas in Ukraine talks.

The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany ended talks Thursday and they're expected to sign a 10-point document, Russia's state-run Ria Novosti news agency reported.It's expected to cover the withdrawal of heavy weapons, the creation of a demilitarized zone and the future status of the Donbass area in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine conflict: Crucial summit goes through the night.

Few details have emerged but a Ukrainian presidential aide, Valeriy Chaly, posted on Facebook that a battle of nerves was underway, and they had several more hours of work to do.

Obama ISIS fight request sent to Congress.

President Barack Obama on Wednesday made the case for Congress to formally authorize the use of military force in the war against ISIS, declaring that congressional passage of the measure makes the U.S. "strongest" in the fight, and that "ISIL is going to lose."

Mediterranean sinking kills 200 migrants bound for Europe

"Nine were saved after four days at sea. The other 203 were swallowed by the waves," UNHCR's spokeswoman in Italy, Carlotta Sami, said on Twitter.