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  • 43 killed as Ukrainian troops take 'significant' part of Luhansk

    43 killed as Ukrainian troops take 'significant' part of Luhansk
    Ukrainian government troops have taken control of "significant parts" of one of two remaining separatist-held cities in eastern Ukraine and seized a strategic railway hub needed to resupply the second, a national security spokesman announced in Kiev on...
  • Federal judge upholds 'comfort women' statue in Glendale park

    Federal judge upholds 'comfort women' statue in Glendale park
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Glendale that sought the removal of a controversial statue installed in a city park to honor women coerced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The statue's...
  • Experimental Ebola drug 'exhausted,' as experts debate ethical use

    As U.S. medical experts raised concerns Tuesday about the use of experimental drugs to treat the Ebola virus, makers of the unapproved medication ZMapp said their supply has been "exhausted." In a statement published online late Monday, Mapp...
  • U.S. ready to help new Iraq leader; sends 130 additional troops

    BAGHDAD - Iraq's new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country. Haider al-...
  • Russian aid convoy rolling toward Ukraine without Red Cross escort

    Russia's emergency services ministry dispatched a 280-truck convoy said to be carrying humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine on Tuesday while officials in Kiev warned that Russian military vehicles and personnel won't be allowed through the border. The...
  • The 'terrorist screening database': Are they all terrorists?

    This page has criticized the government's infamous "no-fly list" because it is so manifestly susceptible to error. Now comes new information about how the federal government compiles the bigger, broader "terrorist screening database" from which the no-fly...
  • Venezuela begins overnight closures of border to deter smuggling

    Venezuela begins overnight closures of border to deter smuggling
    In a bid to slow, if not stop, the massive flow of contraband fuels and foods to Colombia, the Venezuelan government has begun a nightly closure of all border crossings to its neighboring country. The shutdown of the 1,370-mile border from 10 p.m. to...
  • Make no mistake: We're back in an Iraq war

    Every time Barack Obama thinks he has succeeded in establishing restraint as the central doctrine of his foreign policy, a new outburst of chaos in the Middle East draws him back in. In 2011, fears that Libya's Moammar Kadafi would massacre opponents...
  • Chicago's Thompson Center in sad state

    Chicago's Thompson Center in sad state
    If our buildings reflect us as truly as a mirror, as the architect Louis Sullivan once said, the image emanating from Chicago's run-down James R. Thompson Center speaks with painful honesty about the sad state of the state of Illinois. Our public...
  • Maliki refuses to go as Iraqis turn to new leader

    Nuri al-Maliki stuck to his guns and refused to accept his removal as Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday, but his hold on power was tenuous as Iran's supreme leader, a long-time Maliki ally, publicly backed his replacement. Taking to state television as...
  • Chinese couple abducted, home razed; case points to weak rule of law

    If you don’t know how to make a homemade cannon or master martial arts like Bruce Lee, if you don’t have a foreigner as your spouse or have money to hire a professional guard, you might be out of luck if your home happens to stand in the way...