| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:37 AM
France will send weapons to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq to help them fight the Islamic extremists who have taken control of swaths of territory in the north and west of the country, the government in Paris announced Wednesday.
| Sep 10, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Iraq's new leaders met with U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry in Baghdad on Wednesday and pledged a united fight by Shiites, Kurds and Sunnis against the Islamic State militant group occupying much of the country's north.
Haider Abadi, who was named...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:28 PM
President Obama pledged Wednesday that the U.S. would go to war if necessary to protect former Soviet territories in the Baltic region from Russia and signaled new steps to strengthen Ukraine's ability to defend itself, sharply raising the stakes in the...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 12:48 PM
President Barack Obama said key NATO allies stood ready to join the United States in military action to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq as he vowed to 'take out' the leaders of a movement he said was a major threat to the West.
Obama said the...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 2:54 PM
It's not the way French President Francois Hollande would want to be known: cold, calculating and uncaring.
But that is the way he was portrayed by former First Lady Valerie Trierweiler in an intimate and damaging account of their stormy relationship,...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 8:40 AM
President Obama offered reassurance and military might to Estonia and the other Baltic nations on Wednesday, promising to thwart Russia’s “dark tactics” and territorial ambitions should they spread from Ukraine to those NATO allies to...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 7:40 AM
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called a snap meeting of his security council Thursday, declaring that Russian forces had invaded the country.
Poroshenko dropped plans to attend the inauguration of Turkey’s newly elected President Recep...
| Sep 14, 2014
In my nightmare, I am squeezed into an airline seat. In the seat right in front of me is Vladimir Putin.
The airline seat is, of course, an appropriate setting for the modern American nightmare. The old simile of sardines in a can is no longer...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:49 AM
European Union governments agreed on Thursday that new economic sanctions on Russia will take effect on Friday but held out the prospect of canceling some or all of them next month if they believe a peace plan is working.
EU ambassadors agreed in...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:09 PM
In response to the Russian threat, Western leaders at the recent NATO summit reiterated their commitment to defending alliance members in the Baltic and Eastern Europe from aggression. This reaffirmation of NATO's core promise is essential in the short...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:01 AM
REIMS, France - Andre Greipel emerged from the shadow of fellow German Marcel Kittel to win the sixth stage of the Tour de France, a 194-kilometer ride from Arras on Thursday.
Norway's Alexander Kristoff was second and Frenchman Samuel Dumoulin took...