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  • Felipe VI proclaimed king of Spain in a no-frills ceremony

    Felipe VI was sworn in Thursday as Spain's new king, bringing a fresh face to the Spanish monarchy at a time when its popularity ratings have hit historic lows. The 46-year-old monarch took an oath and was then proclaimed king, without a formal...
  • Obama's Iraq mistake [Editorial]

    Obama's Iraq mistake  [Editorial]
    Under intense pressure to do something about the collapsing Iraqi state, President Barack Obama announced that he will send up to 300 special operations forces there to assess the situation and provide training and support to Iraq's armed forces....
  • D-Day soldier shut out of ceremony

    Lawrence A. Krumanocker of Allentown was with Company G, 16th Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, when it stumbled ashore at Omaha Beach in Normandy on  D-Day, June 6, 1944. By day's end, Company G had made itself the pivot point  of World War II....
  • Kremlin answers G-7 sanctions threat with carrots and sticks

    Kremlin officials sent mixed signals Thursday on their intentions in Ukraine, announcing that Russia’s ambassador will return to Kiev for Saturday’s inauguration of President-elect Petro Poroshenko but also blasting Ukraine’s interim...
  • Obama, Putin talk briefly at D-day 70th anniversary event

    Obama, Putin talk briefly at D-day 70th anniversary event
    Under the pall of another territorial crisis in Europe, President Obama and a cast of world leaders tried to set aside grievances Friday to commemorate the common cause and military might that turned the tide of war against global oppression seven decades...
  • Petro Poroshenko taking the reins of a deeply divided Ukraine

    "Welcome to hell." That was acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk's greeting to fellow citizens when he was named in late February to hold the besieged and indebted country together until a new president could be elected. But even with...
  • Israeli, Palestinian presidents to meet at Vatican for prayers

    Israeli, Palestinian presidents to meet at Vatican for prayers
    Israeli and Palestinian presidents meet in an unprecedented prayer meeting with Pope Francis on Sunday, a gesture he hopes will "re-create a desire, a possibility" of eventually relaunching the Middle East's stalled peace process. The Vatican has played...
  • National Jerky Day: #MeatRushmore, a Mt. Rushmore replica made of jerky

    National Jerky Day: #MeatRushmore, a Mt. Rushmore replica made of jerky
    Thursday is National Jerky Day, and to celebrate, Jack Link's jerky has created some familiar faces out of jerky. The Wisconsin-based company constructed a giant replica of Mount Rushmore, bringing together George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore...
  • Obama will explain 'interventionist' foreign policy at West Point

    Obama will explain 'interventionist' foreign policy at West Point
    After months of running his foreign policy like a firefighter responding to alarms, President Obama is worried that Americans don't understand his overall approach and plans to launch a campaign to explain it over the coming months. The president will...
  • 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...