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  • Russia, France agree to tighten cooperation against IS

    MOSCOW – The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remained at odds over their approach toward …


  • Kerry calls for democracy as US flag rises in Cuba

    HAVANA (AP) — U.S. Marines raised the Stars and Stripes over the newly reopened American Embassy in Cuba on Friday as Secretary of State John Kerry made an unprecedented call …


  • AP Analysis: In fractured Israel, all electoral bets are off

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Deeply divided and foul of mood, Israelis are headed toward what seems like a referendum on their long-serving, silver-tongued prime minister, the hard-line Benjamin Netanyahu. But with …


  • Charles Krauthammer: Nylon strategy for Cuba a pure giveaway

    WASHINGTON – There’s an old Cold War joke – pre-pantyhose – that to defeat communism we should empty our B-52 bombers of nuclear weapons and instead drop nylons over the …


  • Another peace deal forged in South Sudan

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Leaders of two warring sides in South Sudan agreed to another peace deal early Saturday after two days of talks convened in an atmosphere of …


  • Ukraine signs cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The Ukrainian president declared a cease-fire Friday to end nearly five months of fighting in the nation’s east after his representatives reached a deal with the …


  • Diplomats call for extension of Gaza cease-fire

    PARIS (AP) — Foreign Ministers from seven nations are calling for an extension of the 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza Strip. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (loh-RAHN’ FAH’-bee-yus) on …


  • US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in …


  • Kathleen Parker: Take advice on Putin from an experienced observer

    The new “agreement” between Russia, the U.S. and our allies is exactly what the former KGB agent ordered. This isn’t to say it’s not a good “prospect” for ending tensions …


  • Russian troops take over Ukraine’s Crimea region

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops took over Crimea as the parliament in Moscow gave President Vladimir Putin a green light Saturday to use the military to protect Russian interests …


  • Pakistani Taliban announces 1-month cease-fire

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban announced Saturday that the group will observe a one-month cease-fire as part of efforts to negotiate a peace deal with the government, throwing …


  • Officials: Iranian diplomat killed in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Officials in Yemen say an Iranian diplomat has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Sanaa. Three security officials said the diplomat was leaving …


  • India fears more militants as US quits Afghanistan

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India is bracing for more militancy in the battle-scarred region of Kashmir, believing that fighters now focused on resisting U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan will shift toward …


  • UN: ’Convincing evidence’ of Syria chemical attack

    UNITED NATIONS — U.N. inspectors say there is “clear and convincing evidence” that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale in an attack last month in Syria that …


  • Syria weapons deal averts U.S. military move for now

    GENEVA (AP) — A diplomatic breakthrough Saturday on securing and destroying Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile averted the threat of U.S. military action for the moment and could swing momentum toward …


  • Syrians bracing for possible US strike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Edging toward a punitive strike against Syria, President Barack Obama said Friday he is weighing “limited and narrow” action as the administration bluntly accused Bashar Assad’s government …


  • Palestinians call off round of talks after clash

    QALANDIA REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian negotiators called off a planned round of peace talks Monday after Israeli soldiers killed three protesters during clashes following an arrest raid …


  • Obama cancels Moscow summit with Putin

    LOS ANGELES — In a rare diplomatic rebuke, President Barack Obama on Wednesday canceled his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.


  • Westerners evacuated amid terror fears in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone killed four alleged al-Qaida members Tuesday in Yemen, as the U.S. and British embassies evacuated staff amid reports of a threatened attack …


  • Iraq sees highest monthly death toll in 5 years

    BAGHDAD (AP) — More than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq in July, the highest monthly death toll in five years, the U.N. said Thursday, a grim figure that shows …


  • Karzai: Taliban attack won’t stop peace process

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban’s daylight attack on Afghanistan’s presidential palace earlier this week will not deter the government from forging ahead with the peace process, President Hamid Karzai …


  • Furious over sanctions, N. Korea vows to nuke US

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday vowed to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States, amplifying its threatening rhetoric hours ahead of a vote by …


  • Senate confirms Kerry nomination for State Dept.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed President Barack Obama’s choice of five-term Sen. John Kerry to be secretary of state, with Republicans and Democrats praising him as the ideal …


  • Kerry: Mistakes made at State in Libya assault

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department had “clear warning signs” of a deteriorating security situation in Libya prior to the deadly Sept. 11 assault on the diplomatic mission, the top …


  • Lawmakers press for answers on 9/11 Libya assault

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers want to know why security was “grossly inadequate” at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya when militants stormed the facility on Sept. 11, killing the ambassador …


  • Possible Hagel pick raises concerns in Senate GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s possible pick of Republican Chuck Hagel to run the Pentagon raises serious concerns among some of his former Senate colleagues, who question his pronouncements …


  • State Dept security chief resigns after Benghazi

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three State Department officials resigned under pressure Wednesday, less than a day after a damning report blamed management failures for a lack of security at the U.S. …


  • Senators say State failed on Benghazi security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators of both parties expressed frustration Wednesday at the findings of an independent panel that blamed systemic failures in the State Department leadership for “grossly inadequate” security …


  • Benghazi review slams State Department on security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of an independent panel that blamed systematic State Department management and leadership failures for gross security lapses in the deadly Sept. 11 attack on a …


  • Benghazi review finds systematic security faults

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent panel charged with investigating the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans has concluded that systematic management …

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