Thursday, August 28, 2014
BBC World News
- Greece shuns debt talks with troika Greece's new finance minister snubs his main eurozone counterpart, saying Athens will not negotiate over debts with the EU-IMF troika.
- Battle rages for key Ukraine town Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels trade heavy tank and artillery fire in and around Debaltseve, a strategic town in eastern Ukraine.
- Romney won't run in 2016 election Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.
- SA apartheid assassin given parole South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock, nicknamed "Prime Evil", gets parole after 20 years for killing activists.
- Putin ally to build bridge to Crimea A Russian contract for building a $3bn bridge to Crimea goes to a firm controlled by a close friend of Vladimir Putin who is under Western sanctions.
- Saudis shelve blogger flogging again Saudi Arabia postpones for a second time a further round of flogging against blogger Raif Badawi, whose case caused a global outcry.