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  • Shaping a response to Russia will be a high-stakes test for Obama

    Shaping a response to Russia will be a high-stakes test for Obama
    WASHINGTON — Planned as a springtime tour with a modest itinerary — affording time to chat with the pope, admire the Rembrandts and take in the Colosseum — President Obama's weeklong trip to Europe instead has become a high-stakes test...
  • Israeli diplomatic staff go on strike worldwide over pay

    Israeli diplomatic staff go on strike worldwide over pay
    JERUSALEM -- Israel's Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem was closed Monday and Israeli embassies shuttered worldwide after the country’s diplomatic staff declared an indefinite strike, frustrating high-level travel plans and foreign policy protocol....
  • Syria government forces seize strategic town near Lebanon border

    Syria government forces seize strategic town near Lebanon border
    BEIRUT — After weeks of fighting, the Syrian military has wrested control of a rebel-held town near the Lebanese border in the strategic province of Homs, military and opposition representatives said Saturday. The seizure of Zara, close to the...
  • Ukraine appeals to the West as Crimea turns to Russia

    Ukraine appeals to the West as Crimea turns to Russia
    Ukraine's government appealed for Western help on Tuesday to stop Moscow annexing Crimea but the Black Sea peninsula, overrun by Russian troops, seemed fixed on a course that could formalize rule from Moscow within days. With their own troops in Crimea...
  • Russia's Putin unmoved by pressure to defuse Crimea crisis

    Russia's Putin unmoved by pressure to defuse Crimea crisis
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that his country wasn't responsible for the turmoil in Crimea, describing Sunday's vote on whether the strategic peninsula should secede from Ukraine as a crisis of a purely "domestic nature." Western...
  • Speaker Boehner invites Pope Francis to address Congress

    WASHINGTON -- Speaker John A. Boehner has invited Pope Francis to deliver a joint address to Congress, in what would be the first such session by the head of the Catholic Church. The invitation was made on the first anniversary of popular pope's...
  • Candy magnate declares victory in Ukraine presidential vote

    Billionaire candy maker Petro Poroshenko appeared to win Ukraine’s presidential election Sunday, with an exit poll showing 55.9% supporting the candidate, who campaigned on promises to align Ukraine with Europe while also easing strained relations...
  • Ukrainian air force strikes pro-Russia rebels at Donetsk airport

    Ukraine’s presumed president-elect, Petro Poroshenko, vowed Monday to bring an end to the armed confrontation with pro-Russia separatists in the east and Russia’s top diplomat responded with assurances that the Kremlin is “ready for...
  • After Ukraine election, turmoil continues in east

    After Ukraine election, turmoil continues in east
    Petro Poroshenko has yet to be declared winner of Ukraine's presidential election, but the challenges facing the presumed new leader were on dauntingly full display Monday. Pro-Russia gunmen who claim control of nearly 15% of the country invaded the...
  • Ukraine: Scores of pro-Russia gunmen killed in fighting at airport

    Scores of pro-Russia gunmen have been killed in two days of fighting at the international airport in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk after ignoring a government ultimatum to lay down their weapons or face a military operation that won't cease until there...
  • Trice: Already missing 'her voice, her humanity'

    Trice: Already missing 'her voice, her humanity'
    You want to think that when a person has lived a robust life, her death won't sting as much. But on Wednesday when I learned of the great poet Maya Angelou’s passing, that life well-lived didn't make me feel any less heartbroken. One of my first...