Fri 27 Feb 2015 | 6:33 EST

North Korea steps up verbal threats ahead of U.S.-South Korea military drills 4:37am EST

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea ramped up its threatening language against the United States on Friday, days before the start of annual joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises that often trigger an angry response from Pyongyang.  Full Article

Deaths shake Ukraine truce, Poroshenko wary of Russia threat 6:21am EST 

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine, denting hopes a ceasefire will hold, and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a "military threat" even if the truce is solid.  Full Article  

Frozen pipes plague Toronto amid Canadian deep freeze Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 

TORONTO (Reuters) - The coldest February since 1934 has left thousands of Toronto homes without water since a cold snap started two weeks ago and residents in Canada's largest city have been urged to use hair dryers and warm towels to try to thaw frozen pipes.  Full Article