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  • Kremlin slips spying gadgets into G20 summit gift bags, newspapers say

    Russian hosts of the Group of 20 summit near St. Petersburg in September sent world leaders home with gifts designed to keep on giving: memory sticks and recharging cables programmed to spy on their communications, two Italian newspapers reported Tuesday....
  • Sultan's vision realized: New 'Iron Silk Road' links Europe, Asia

    Sultan's vision realized: New 'Iron Silk Road' links Europe, Asia
    Turkey brought to life a 150-year-old vision of the Ottoman sultans on Tuesday with the opening of a submerged tunnel linking Europe and Asia and repurposing the fabled Silk Route from caravan to rail service. The $4-billion Marmaray project will...
  • Watch it live: 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards salute 4 brave women

    Watch it live: 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards salute 4 brave women
    Each year, four women in journalism are saluted for their guts and their tenacity by an organization created to spotlight such singular courage. The International Women's Media Foundation is holding a 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards ceremony tonight...
  • Israel releases new group of Palestinian prisoners

    Israel releases new group of Palestinian prisoners
    RAMALLAH, West Bank – Israel released 26 Palestinian prisoners early Wednesday, the second group out of 104 prisoners to be released as part of peace talks that were renewed during the summer. The prisoners were serving sentences related to the...
  • What next for Edward Snowden?

    What next for Edward Snowden?
    Russia's decision Thursday to grant political asylum to Edward J. Snowden for a year frustrates — at least for the foreseeable future — the Obama administration's attempt to return the former National Security Agency contractor to the U.S....
  • Obama cancels meeting with Putin after Russia grants Snowden asylum

    Obama cancels meeting with Putin after Russia grants Snowden asylum
    WASHINGTON – President Obama has canceled plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the country’s decision to offer temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked secret...
  • 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...
  • Two key House GOP leaders back Obama on Syria strike

    Two key House GOP leaders back Obama on Syria strike
    WASHINGTON – Calling the use of chemical weapons "a barbarous act," House Speaker John A. Boehner said Tuesday he will support President Obama's request to authorize force against the Syrian government and also said he was confident his fellow...
  • France's Hollande wants Europe to consider action against Syria

    France's Hollande wants Europe to consider action against Syria
    PARIS -- French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that he is seeking a coalition of European states to decide on the possibility of military intervention in Syria. However, he said France would not go it alone if the U.S. Congress opposes an...
  • Troubles in emerging markets may dominate G-20 summit

    WASHINGTON — For the first time in several years, the annual G-20 summit won't be dominated by the Eurozone's debt troubles. But that may be little comfort to world leaders gathering this week in St. Petersburg, Russia. In addition to sharp...
  • U.S. trade deficit jumps 13% in July

    U.S. trade deficit jumps 13% in July
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit jumped by 13% in July after hitting a more than three-year low the previous month, as the nation imported more goods, such as crude oil, and exports fell, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The increase in the...