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  • Japan weighs ransom in Islamic State threat to kill hostages

    The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom in a video posted online Tuesday that showed a knife-brandishing masked militant standing over the two kneeling captives. Prime Minister...
  • Ukraine's president points to Russian hand in fighting in eastern Ukraine, seeks EU support

    Ukraine's president courted European support Wednesday against what he says are 9,000 Russian troops occupying 7 percent of his nation's territory. Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he appealed for political and financial support,...
  • U.S. and Cuba set to start work on opening diplomatic relations

    U.S. and Cuba set to start work on opening diplomatic relations
    Acrimonious neighbors for 50 years, Cuba and the United States this week are expected to take the first concrete steps toward opening diplomatic relations and an entirely new relationship in trade, traffic and tourism. The most senior American...
  • Faced with Islamic State group threat to kill hostages, Japan weighs whether to pay ransom

    The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom in a video posted online Tuesday that showed a knife-brandishing masked militant standing over the two kneeling captives. Prime Minister...
  • Oil drop won't stop China in South China Sea

    HONG KONG When it comes to territorial tensions in the South China Sea, it's more about what goes through it than what lies beneath it. Oil last week dropped below $46 a barrel, to more than five- year lows. The biggest collapse in energy prices since...
  • US lead negotiator with Cuba is known for breaking barriers

    WASHINGTON The leader of the U.S. delegation to this week's talks on normalizing relations with Cuba has a reputation for determination and expertise at the State Department, where she flouted custom with an unlikely rise from rank-and-file civil...
  • Trudy Rubin: Displaced Syrian children are ripe for terrorist plucking

    While Europeans worry about those who have gone to Syria to train with ISIS, millions of Syrian children are at risk of becoming terrorist recruits. According to a 2014 report by UNICEF (the U.N. agency for children), at least three million children...
  • Russia's peace initiative for Syria falters as opposition shuns proposed talks in Moscow

    A Russian initiative to host peace talks this month between the Syrian government and its opponents appears to be unraveling as prominent Syrian opposition figures shun the prospective negotiations amid deep distrust of Moscow and concerns the talks...
  • On debating the war vs. ISIS

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama has an opportunity for a quick recovery from his Paris no-show gaffe. He can and should move swiftly to ask Congress for new authorization to use the military force he's already initiated against the Islamic State in Iraq and...
  • Unswayed by veto threat, senator wants to push for Iran sanctions or give Congress say on deal

    A leading Republican critic of President Barack Obama's foreign policy is pushing new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, unswayed by a White House veto threat and lobbying by Britain's leader. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina did say...
  • European police try to stop new attacks, but even EU security chief calls it "very difficult"

    Belgium ordered its army into the streets and anti-terror raids across Western Europe netted dozens of suspects Friday as authorities rushed to thwart more attacks by people with links to Mideast Islamic extremists. As anxiety soared in the wake of...