EU offers Ukraine $15 billion aid package over seven years; China warns Japan it will "safeguard victory of World War II"; 814 million people registered to vote in Indian election -- world record; UN estimates 3.2 million in South Sudan need humanitarian aid; and more 

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EU Offers Ukraine $15 Billion in Aid

Kerry says Iran rejected nuclear deal; Philippines typhoon leaves thousands desperate for aid; Bo Xilai supporters form new political party in China; Syria opposition agrees to peace talks; EU and US resume trade talks; and more 

Top of the Agenda: Kerry Says Iran Rejected Nuclear Deal

China urges US to avoid debt default; North Korea puts military on high alert; Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal should be completed this year, says Japanese PM; EU pushes for sea patrols in wake of migrant shipwreck off Italian coast; Capitol Hill lawyer chosen as "Guantanamo closer"; and more

Top of the Agenda: China Urges U.S. to Avoid Default

EU envoy visits Mohammed Morsi; Chinese media downplay prospect of China-Japan summit; Cambodia's government denies election fraud; Tunisia's government refuses to step down; Pope changes the tone on discussions about gays in the Catholic church; and more 

Top of the Agenda: EU Envoy Visits Mohammed Morsi

US Secretary of State John Kerry has managed to convince the Israeli and Palestinian leaderships to come back to the negotiations table...but that's just the easy part.

That John Kerry sure has determination and he’s going to need plenty more where it came from.

A dizzying schedule of shuttle diplomacy has done what Hilary Clinton could not. Convince Israeli and Palestinian leaders to agree to disagree and talk about it.

However talking about possible talks will no doubt prove to be the easy part.