Wednesday, April 16, 2014
SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Six armored personnel carriers entered the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk, on Wednesday with the lead vehicle bearing the Russian flag, a Reuters eyewitness said. Several armed men, who wore mismatched battle fatigues and appeared to be pro-Russian activists, sat atop each of the vehicles. The vehicles stopped outside the town's city hall which is occupied by separatists. (Reporting by Thomas Grove; Writing By Richard Balmforth)
SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy has sent a ship to join the search-and-rescue operation for more than 300 passengers missing after a South Korean ferry capsized on Wednesday. The U.S. Seventh Fleet said the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard, which has helicopters on board, was on a routine patrol off South Korea's west coast and was on its way to the scene of the accident. (Reporting by Jack Kim; Editing by Paul Tait)
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