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  • Russia: Ukraine bars pilots from leaving aircraft

    March 26, 2014 5:59 AM

    MOSCOW, Russia - Russia is accusing Ukrainian officials of barring crews of Russian commercial airlines from going outside of their aircraft in Ukrainian airports. Tensions between Moscow and Kiev have been rising ever since Russian forces occupied the Crimean peninsula and stayed there throughout the referendum last week where votes... more »
  • US announces visa restrictions on Russians

    March 6, 2014 7:19 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The White House is imposing visa restrictions on Russians and Crimeans who it says are "threatening the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine." In addition, President Barack Obama has signed an executive order authorizing sanctions against "individuals and entities responsible for activities undermining democratic processes or institutions... more »
  • Ukraine premier: Crimea will remain in Ukraine

    March 5, 2014 7:36 AM

    KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's new prime minister, in his first interview since taking office, told The Associated Press that Crimea must remain part of Ukraine, but may be granted more local powers. Arseniy Yatsenyuk told the AP Wednesday that a special task force could be established "to consider what kind... more »
  • Pentagon: Hagel calls Egyptian defense minister

    July 3, 2013 11:43 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has spoken to the Egyptian defense minister twice in the past week, including a call he made to Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday. Pentagon press secretary George Little is refusing to release any details about the content of the... more »
  • Sheriff looking into possible school threat Play Video

    May 22, 2013 5:53 PM

    LABADIEVILLE- A possible threat to students at Labadieville Middle is causing concern for at least one parent of a student at the school. The parent tells News 2 that a list was found with names of people who another group of students may have wanted to harm, including her... more »
  • It's over! Boston mayor's Tweet eases a nation

    April 19, 2013 10:36 PM

    WATERTOWN, Mass.- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, so-called "Suspect No. 2" in Monday's Boston Marathon bombings, was captured Friday night, hiding in a boat behind a house near Boston. His brother, Tamerlan, was killed hours earlier in an attempt to escape police. Dzhokhar, 19, was last reported in serious condition after... more »
  • Tempers flare at police jury meeting Play Video

    February 26, 2013 10:49 PM

    NEW ROADS- Leaders in Pointe Coupee Parish lost their cool with each other and even with their significant others. What started out as a discussion about a part time employee's work schedule quickly escalated. It turned into a yelling match and caused quite a disruption of parish business. ... more »
  • Oil prices up as Turkey-Syria tension rises

    October 11, 2012 10:48 AM

    NEW YORK - Oil prices are up, rising above $92 per barrel as tension between Turkey and Syria raises concerns about a disruption to crude oil supplies from the Middle East. In morning trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, benchmark crude is up $1.33 to $92.58 per barrel.... more »
  • US, S Korean warships take position in Yellow Sea

    November 28, 2010 10:43 AM

    YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea - A U.S. supercarrier and South Korean destroyer have taken up position in the Yellow Sea for joint military exercises. The united show of force comes just days after a deadly North Korean artillery attack. North Korea says it will be "merciless" if U.S.-South Korean military... more »
  • Chinese envoy in Seoul to discuss North Korea

    November 27, 2010 1:14 PM

    YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea - China has reportedly sent a senior official to Seoul, amid growing tension between North and South Korea. A South Korean news agency says the Chinese official met with South Korea's foreign minister about North Korea's artillery bombardment that killed four South Koreans. The report says... more »
  • Les Miles' show gets mixed feedback

    October 6, 2010 10:07 PM

    There was tension tonight because no one knew what to expect from callers to LSU Coach Les Miles’ radio show. Many people had questions after last Saturday’s near-meltdown against Tennessee. News 2’s Michael Shingleton listened in. more »
  • S. Korea cuts trade with North over sinking ship

    May 24, 2010 8:00 AM

    South Korea is cutting trade with Pyongyang over the sinking of a South Korean warship. South Korea's president vows North Korea will "pay a price" for a torpedo attack that killed 46 sailors. He's promising to haul North Korea before the U.N. Security Council. The White House offered its full... more »

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