UN inspectors confirm use of chemical weapons in Syria conflict The inspectors' mandate barred them from identifying whether the govt. or opposition fighters were responsible for any of the attacks.
U.S. Vice President, Japan PM discuss East China Sea row China's declaration of an "air defense zone" around disputed islands claimed by both China and Japan triggered turmoil in the region.
Ukraine protesters rebuild barricades as EU hold out aid promise Ukraine's first deputy PM flew to Brussels seeking billions of euros of aid from the EU in return for signing the agreement.
Oil prices subdue as Libya says will resume output The Libyan militia that shut down most of the country's oil terminals for months has said the terminals will reopen Dec 15.