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Putin calls for Ukraine talks on compromise...Kerry tries to thaw US-Egypt relationship

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 22, 2014 at 5:40 a.m.



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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says it's time to find a compromise in eastern Ukraine between Kiev and pro-Russia separatists. He's urging both sides to sit down at the negotiating table. Putin says any compromise must guarantee the rights of Russian-speaking residents of eastern Ukraine, who must feel like they are "an integral part" of Ukraine.

CAIRO (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is planning to meet with Egypt's leader in an effort to reverse a recent chill in Washington-Cairo relations. Kerry will try to convince Egypt's president to embrace more moderate policies to achieve stability and deliver more American aid amid the country's weak economy and shaky security.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says forces in neighboring Syria deliberately fired on a civilian vehicle in the Golan Heights, killing a 15-year-old boy and prompting Israeli tanks to retaliate by firing on Syrian government targets. It's the first death on the Israeli side of the Golan since the Syrian civil war erupted. It's not clear who did the shooting.

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Sunni militant offensive in Iraq advanced again with the capture of a fourth town in one of Iraq's most restive regions. Rutba is in the western part of Anbar province. Nearby Iraqi forces have threatened to shell the town and residents are negotiating with the militants to leave.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Border Patrol will fly nearly 300 Central American migrants from south Texas to California for processing tomorrow, as part of the effort to ease the workload on agents at the nation's busiest corridor for illegal crossings. It's the latest response to a surge of Central Americans entering Texas' Rio Grande Valley, where the Border Patrol has made more than 174,000 arrests since Oct. 1.

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