CONCORD, N.H. — Postal workers in cities big and small protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service's pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees.
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — Russia on Thursday began military drills on its border with Ukraine as the government there mobilized against pro-Russian militants, killing "up to five" people, according to Ukrainian officials.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Three Americans — a pediatrician and a father and son — were killed by an Afghan government security officer at a hospital Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers, contractors and journalists.
Israel broke off peace talks with the Palestinians on Thursday, saying that a planned reconciliation between the moderate faction participating in the talks and the militant Islamist group Hamas made negotiation impossible.
TOKYO — When President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea today, he will be thrust anew into the role of consoler in chief in a time of crisis, a responsibility he has become all too accustomed to in the United States.