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  • Russia bolstering naval presence amid expected Syria airstrikes

    Russia bolstering naval presence amid expected Syria airstrikes
    Russia has deployed two powerful warships to the Mediterranean Sea to augment its normal naval presence amid rising expectations of Western airstrikes on its ally, Syria. A senior Russian naval officer denied Thursday that the dispatch of an anti-...
  • Iran leaders warn Western strikes on Syria will ignite wider war

    Iran leaders warn Western strikes on Syria will ignite wider war
    Iranian political and military leaders joined Russia on Thursday in warning the United States and its allies that any military strike on Syria would ignite a wider Middle East war, lead to Israel's destruction and violate international law. Warnings...
  • Dennis Rodman's North Korea visit puts spotlight on jailed American

    Dennis Rodman's North Korea visit puts spotlight on jailed American
    Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to visit communist leader Kim Jong Un, spurring hopes that a jailed American tour operator might be freed as a gesture of friendship between the two eccentrics. Rodman, on his...
  • California bill increasing Internet protections sent to governor

    California bill increasing Internet protections sent to governor
    SACRAMENTO — Internet users would get more protection for their confidential information under a bill that lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday. The legislators also want Brown to extend carpool-lane access for owners of hybrid plug-in...
  • Iran's new leader sends Jews New Year's greetings -- or does he?

    Iran's new leader sends Jews New Year's greetings -- or does he?
    WASHINGTON – Could the Jewish New Year herald a fresh start in Iran? Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was known for incendiary anti-Semitic comments, questioning whether the Holocaust was “a real event” and once...
  • Russia bolsters naval presence near Syria, will continue to aid Assad

    MOSCOW¬† -- Russia will continue to supply weapons to Syria in the event of a U.S. military strike, President Vladimir Putin said Friday, as three naval ships headed to the eastern Mediterranean to bolster the country’s fleet near the Syrian coast....
  • N. Korea's Kim hosts Dennis Rodman; no word on jailed evangelist

    N. Korea's Kim hosts Dennis Rodman; no word on jailed evangelist
    Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was a dinner guest of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday, the reclusive nation's state-run news agency reported. But there was no immediate indication whether the flamboyant sportsman had made a plea for Pyongyang to...
  • Facebook, challenging Twitter, makes new bid for public conversation

    Facebook, challenging Twitter, makes new bid for public conversation
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook is turning up its efforts to challenge Twitter and take part in the public conversation online, particularly about major news events, television shows and sports. The giant social network released two new search tools Monday....
  • Case closed on 1978 poison umbrella killing of Bulgarian defector

    Case closed on 1978 poison umbrella killing of Bulgarian defector
    No one has ever been brought to justice for one of the most nefarious killings of the Cold War era, the 1978 poisoning of Bulgarian defector Georgy Markov with a ricin pellet jabbed into his leg with the tip of an umbrella. But there has been little...
  • Al Jazeera America's Syria coverage similar to that of U.S. rivals, Pew says

    Al Jazeera America's Syria coverage similar to that of U.S. rivals, Pew says
    Al Jazeera America's coverage of the conflict in Syria differed little from that of CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, according to the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan think tank that often monitors the media.  "The analysis of cable coverage during a...
  • Egypt arrests prominent Muslim Brotherhood spokesman

     Egypt arrests prominent Muslim Brotherhood spokesman
    CAIRO — Demonstrating determination to quash the Muslim Brotherhood rather than seek to draw the Islamist group back into the political fold, Egyptian authorities on Tuesday arrested a prominent spokesman for the organization and renewed a freeze on...