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  • Russians target State Dept. spokeswoman for media assault

    WASHINGTON Among the Russian bloggers and social media activists who are loyal to the Kremlin, there's a favorite target when it comes to pillorying the United States. President Barack Obama and his chief diplomat, Secretary of State John Kerry, come...
  • Muscular diplomacy [Editorial]

    Muscular diplomacy  [Editorial]
    In a little-heralded announcement earlier this week, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons declared that the Syrian government of Bashar Assad had handed over the last 1,300 tons of its declared chemical weapons stockpile to...
  • Russia and China subverting Obama's 'pivot' to Asia

    PARIS -- The irony of recent U.S. foreign interventions is that despite Uncle Sam's best efforts, the ultimate benefactor ends up being America's primary economic rival in the area in question. It should come as no surprise that the two economic rivals...
  • Historian Jay Winter: The five things Americans should know about the Great War

    Historian Jay Winter: The five things Americans should know about the Great War
    A chauffeur's happenstance wrong turn down a back street in Sarajevo 100 years ago this week ended in the assassination of the heir to the throne of the Habsburg empire. Archduke Franz Ferdinand's murder was the catalyst for the Great War that haunts...
  • Ukraine's leader orders unilateral cease-fire with separatists

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered a unilateral cease-fire Friday to give pro-Russia separatists in the east of the country a chance to lay down their arms in exchange for amnesty. Speaking during his first visit as president to the troubled...
  • Ukraine's president declares one-week cease-fire in restive east

    MOSCOW Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday declared a one-week, unilateral cease-fire to try and end the bloody conflict with pro-Russian insurgents in the country's east. The truce will last until June 27 in order to allow the "terrorists" to...
  • Ukraine military helicopter shot down; general among 14 killed

    Ukraine military helicopter shot down; general among 14 killed
    Rebels in eastern Ukraine shot down a government military helicopter Thursday amid heavy fighting around the eastern city of Slovyansk, killing 14 soldiers including a general, Ukraine's leader said. Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov told the...
  • Euro zone employment rises, trade surplus grows

    By Martin Santa BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone employment rose for the second consecutive quarter in the first three months of the year in a sign the recovery was finally helping the labor market and a widening trade surplus signaled a further positive...
  • Russia sending tanks across border into Ukraine, Kiev says

    Russia has gone back on its promise to secure its border with Ukraine against further infusions of weapons and fighters, with at least three Russian tanks and several armored vehicles spotted Thursday in the eastern Ukraine town of Snizhnye, a top...
  • Primus, 12 others added to Riot Fest lineup

    Primus, 12 others added to Riot Fest lineup
    Primus and 12 other bands will be joining The Cure, Jane's Addiction and The National at the 10th anniversary Riot Fest in Humboldt Park on Sept. 12-14, organizers announced on their website on Wednesday. Tokyo Police Club, Say Anything, The Hold...
  • Ukrainian president orders evacuation corridors out of fighting

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday ordered government security agencies to help civilians escape separatist fighting and relocate to safety, his office announced. The order to create civilian evacuation routes out of areas where at least...