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  • Al Qaeda splinter group gains more ground in Iraq

    A resurgent Al Qaeda splinter group consolidated gains in one of Iraq's largest cities Wednesday and pushed deeper into the heart of the country, threatening to create an extremist "proto-state" in the Middle East, something that U.S. forces fought for...
  • Russian aid convoy puts Ukraine in difficult position

    Russian aid convoy puts Ukraine in difficult position
    The Kremlin's rush to get a massive aid convoy to civilians trapped in eastern Ukraine has confronted the Kiev government with the dubious choice of appearing insensitive as it delays delivery to inspect the cargo or letting through unchecked goods that...
  • In Estonia, Obama vows to defend Baltic states, invokes NATO policy

    In Estonia, Obama vows to defend Baltic states, invokes NATO policy
    President Obama pledged Wednesday that the U.S. would go to war if necessary to protect former Soviet territories in the Baltic region from Russia and signaled new steps to strengthen Ukraine's ability to defend itself, sharply raising the stakes in the...
  • U.S., Europe weigh sanctions, armed force for Libya

    U.S., Europe weigh sanctions, armed force for Libya
    The Obama administration and its European allies are weighing their options for greater involvement in Libya, including sanctions against warlords and an armed international force to help stabilize the North African country, diplomats said Tuesday. With...
  • Gaza Strip fighting defies diplomatic solutions big and small

    Gaza Strip fighting defies diplomatic solutions big and small
    Diplomats searching for a way to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip have been working on two possible solutions: a bare-bones deal that offers Israel and Hamas little but a halt to fighting, and a more ambitious agreement that would try to meet some of...
  • Snowden a prize for Russians -- until they have his secrets

    Now that Russian intelligence services have presumably gotten what they want from Edward Snowden — his treasure trove of U.S. intelligence data and the chance to embarrass the Obama administration — they are showing the National Security...
  • Edward Snowden asylum 'insignificant' to Russia -- but not to U.S.

    Edward Snowden asylum 'insignificant' to Russia -- but not to U.S.
    Russia’s decision to grant temporary asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden is “insignificant” and won’t negatively influence U.S.-Russian relations, an aide to President Vladimir Putin insisted shortly after the American fugitive was...
  • Obama's Moscow visit is called off, and not just because of Snowden

    WASHINGTON — The Edward Snowden case may have been the last straw, but the White House decision to cancel a Moscow summit next month came after President Obama decided the meeting was unlikely to resolve any of the issues increasing tension...
  • Monument to Soviet dictator Stalin to be restored in Georgia

    Monument to Soviet dictator Stalin to be restored in Georgia
    A bronze statue of Soviet-era dictator Josef Stalin will soon rise five stories over the museum dedicated to his brutal legacy in the small Georgian town of Gori, where he was born in 1878, the Culture Ministry in the former Soviet republic announced...
  • Russia's Putin vows 'destruction' of terrorists as Olympics near

    Russia's Putin vows 'destruction' of terrorists as Olympics near
    Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed in his New Year's address to fight terrorists "until their total destruction," his first public comment on twin suicide bombings in Volgograd this week that killed 34 and stirred fears for the safety of athletes...
  • Syrian rebel infighting has claimed nearly 500 lives, activists say

    Syrian rebel infighting has claimed nearly 500 lives, activists say
    BEIRUT -- Days of fighting between rival rebel factions in Syria's contested northern and central regions have killed nearly 500 people, according to opposition activists. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which operates a network...