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  • Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Despite the cease-fire agreement, renewed fighting flared up Saturday in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian rebels and government forces, while Moscow sent a second convoy of trucks …


  • Strikes on militants at Iraq dam after ‘massacre’

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Airstrikes pounded the area around Iraq’s largest dam on Saturday in an effort to drive out militants who captured it earlier this month, as reports emerged …


  • Syria rebel chief warns of “disaster” without aid

    BEIRUT (AP) — The military chief of Syria’s main Western-backed rebel group is warning that the country risks a “humanitarian disaster” if allies do not send more aid to help …


  • Port strike could be prelude for dockworker talks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The end of one labor crisis at the nation’s busiest port complex could be a prelude to another. The resolution of an eight-day walk-off by clerical …


  • Obama and Boehner discuss fiscal cliff by phone

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in days, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner spoke by phone Wednesday about the “fiscal cliff” that threatens to knock the …


  • Obama warns GOP against a new debt ceiling fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hewing to a hard line, President Barack Obama warned congressional Republicans on Wednesday not to inject the threat of a government default into complex fiscal cliff negotiations …


  • Obama warns against another debt ceiling fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama warned Republicans on Wednesday against picking another fight over the nation’s debt ceiling, telling business leaders that it’s “not a game that I will …


  • Clinton pledges more aid to Syrian rebels

    NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is pledging millions more dollars in American assistance to the Syrian opposition as the U.S. and its allies explore new …


  • US Navy medical care boosts ties, image in Asia

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Navy is spending more than $20 million each year sending ships to poorer nations in the Asian-Pacific region to provide cataract surgery, dental …