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  • Israeli assault on Gaza could expand

    JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that he had ordered the army to prepare for a possible expansion of an Israeli ground push into the Gaza Strip as more tanks and infantry streamed into the coastal enclave and Palestinian...
  • FAA bars US flights to Israel after rockets land near country's main airport

    JERUSALEM American and European air carriers suspended flights to Israel on Tuesday after a rocket landed near the country's international airport as fighting between Israeli forces and Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip entered its third week. The...
  • Russia may have trained Ukraine separatists to use missiles, U.S. says

    Russia may have trained Ukraine separatists to use missiles, U.S. says
    Pro-Russia separatists who are believed to have used the “Buk” antiaircraft missile system to shoot down a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine probably needed Russian assistance to operate it, senior U.S. officials said Friday. The...
  • Louis B. Fleming dies at 85; one of Los Angeles Times' first foreign correspondents

    Louis B. Fleming dies at 85; one of Los Angeles Times' first foreign correspondents
    Louis B. Fleming, who was one of The Times' first foreign correspondents and established bureaus for the newspaper at the United Nations and in Rome, died Sunday at his Pasadena home after a brief illness, said a daughter, Leni Fleming. He was 85. He...
  • Casualties mount as Israel presses its ground offensive in Gaza

    Casualties mount as Israel presses its ground offensive in Gaza
    Thousands of Israeli troops, backed by tanks, warplanes and gunboats, pressed deeper into the Gaza Strip on Friday as Palestinian militants returned fire with rockets and mortar rounds and terrified residents hunkered down in their homes. Israel...
  • Ukraine war crimes trials a step closer after Red Cross assessment

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The Red Cross has made a confidential legal assessment that Ukraine is officially in a war, Western diplomats and officials say, opening the door to possible war crimes prosecutions, including over the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH-...
  • India faces crisis over dwindling numbers of girls, U.N. says

    NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The dwindling numbers of Indian girls, caused by the illegal abortion of millions of babies, has reached "emergency proportions", fuelling an increase in crimes such as kidnapping and trafficking, the United...
  • Is Michigan man a war criminal?

    DUBLIN, Ireland They moved in lockstep, nearly 400 of them, to the rhythms of a drummer and a piper. They marched a half-mile through downtown streets in the Irish capital, on their way to the U.S. Embassy. The straight-lined formation of former Irish...
  • Putin can't avoid responsibility for passenger jet atrocity

    The following editorial appeared in the Sacramento Bee on Saturday, July 19: The shootdown of a passenger jet over Ukraine with the loss of nearly 300 lives is a human tragedy and a moral abomination. Part of the outrage is that Russian leader...
  • Airlines body says governments should lead review of airspace risks

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Governments should take the lead in reviewing how risk assessments for airspace are made, the head of the International Air Transport Association said, sidestepping calls for a conference of global airlines on the matter. The issue...
  • Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site

    Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site
    (Reuters) - A train carrying the remains of many of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine arrived in Ukrainian government territory on Tuesday as a separatist leader handed over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian...