US urges Russia to 'immediately' observe Ukraine ceasefire
The United States called on Russia Sunday to "immediately" observe the ceasefire in Ukraine, accusing combined Russian and separatist forces of targeting international monitors. "We call on Russia and the separatist forces it backs to immediately observe the ceasefire, withdraw all heavy weapons, and allow full and unfettered access to the OSCE monitors," the State Department said. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the United States was closely monitoring growing violence in eastern Ukraine and the failure of the combined Russian and separatist forces to abide by a ceasefire agreed to two years ago in Minsk.
Georgia pair sentenced to prison over Confederate flag confrontation
Defendants Jose Torres, 26, and Kayla Norton, 25, were convicted earlier this month of charges that include making "terroristic threats" during the confrontation in Douglas County near Atlanta, which occurred at a time of heated national debate about a flag that many consider a symbol of racism. Georgia Superior Court Judge William McClain sentenced Torres to serve 13 years in prison, and Norton to serve 6 years in prison, Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner said in a phone interview.
Philippines says hostage may have been beheaded because he was sick
A German hostage apparently beheaded by the Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf group may have been killed because he was sick, Philippines Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay said on Monday. Speaking on the sidelines of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, Yasay said the Philippines was seeking technological help from its allies to pinpoint the locations of remaining hostages and would stick to its tough "no ransom" policy.
Syrian warplanes pound rebel-held area in central city
BEIRUT (AP) ? Government warplanes pounded a rebel-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs on Sunday, killing at least three and wounding dozens, Syrian opposition activists said, and President Bashar Assad's forces pushed ahead in Syria's offensive on the historic town of Palmyra held by the Islamic State group.
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Bashful Tokyo pandas mate after four-year hiatus
Two giant pandas at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo mated for the first time in four years Monday -- a 52-second effort that boosted hopes for a baby as well as shares in a nearby Chinese restaurant. Public viewing of pandas at the zoo has been halted since last week as the mating season got into full swing for the mammals, which are notoriously difficult to arouse. "We let the two be together at 8:06am (2306 GMT Sunday) and confirmed they mated for 52 seconds from 8:48am," Ueno Zoo announced in a statement.
Well-done steak and other delicious items from the White House menu
And now for some unsurprising news: Donald Trump eats his steak well-done with ketchup. Last night, according to a report from Independent Journal Review, the President went to a Trump Hotel in D.C. and treated himself to an ornate dinner. SEE ALSO: Wow, Obama's outgoing letter to Trump speaks volumes last night, President Trump reportedly ate a well-done steak with ketchup. https://t.co/zJzu6xUE9L pic.twitter.com/wnmpge2IJH ? Colin Campbell (@colincampbell) February 26, 2017 Whether it's McDonald's, a taco bowl or a well-done steak with "catsup," President Trump just knows what makes great cuisine. I'm a foodie myself. So in the interest of learning about the art of food from a palette as refined as Donald Trump's, I decided to reach out to the White House kitchen to see what kind of fine dining options the President has on his personal menu. Image: max knoblauch Delicious. Additional menu items discovered by Max Knoblauch.
Google Assistant Coming to Phones Android 6.0 and Up
The Google Assistant is easily one of the best features on the Pixel. At Mobile World Congress 2017, we got a chance to preview Google Assistant on a number of phones, and it worked exactly like it does on the Pixel, answering questions, translating phrases and even playing games. To get started all you have to do is say, "OK, Google" and then talk to the phone.
Saudi king visits Malaysia as he begins Asia tour