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  • Syria peace talks open with bitter rhetoric

    MONTREUX, Switzerland -- The government of Syrian President Bashar Assad and its opponents traded verbal barbs Wednesday as a long-awaited Syrian peace conference opened in this Swiss lakeside city under the auspices of the United Nations....
  • Egypt remains deeply divided as anniversary of Mubarak's fall nears

    CAIRO -- As Egypt prepares to mark the third anniversary of the uprising that toppled longtime autocratic President Hosni Mubarak, planned remembrances of what seemed a euphoric moment of national unity are instead putting the country’s angry...
  • NSA leaker Edward Snowden denies accusation he spied for Russia

    NSA leaker Edward Snowden denies accusation he spied for Russia
    Fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden has denied intimations from U.S. politicians that he colluded with Russian intelligence operatives to steal classified information from the National Security Agency. In a rare interview said to have been conducted...
  • Mexico's Peña Nieto denies growth of vigilante movement

    MEXICO CITY -- Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said Wednesday that the vigilante "self-defense" groups of Michoacan had "in no way" been allowed to expand on his watch, even though the groups began to emerge three months after his inauguration and...
  • Engineer accused of trying to send F-35 fighter jet papers to Iran

    Engineer accused of trying to send F-35 fighter jet papers to Iran
    Customs agents in Long Beach were shocked after opening boxes labeled "House Hold Goods" bound for Iran and finding thousands of documents outlining secret information on the military's $392-billion fighter jet program. The treasure trove of technical...
  • Lawmakers form new California Legislative Jewish Caucus

    SACRAMENTO -- A group of lawmakers has formed the California Legislative Jewish Caucus to weigh in on issues of priority to members, including immigration, civil rights and Israel, according to its chairman, state Sen. Marty Block (D-San Diego). The...
  • Watchdog: Red light bribe scandal could be widespread

    Watchdog: Red light bribe scandal could be widespread
    A fired executive of Chicago's beleaguered red light camera company alleges in a lawsuit that Redflex Traffic Systems doled out bribes and gifts at "dozens of municipalities" in 13 other states and says he is cooperating in an ongoing federal...
  • Arctic Ocean oil drilling opponents win appeal

    SEATTLE — The U.S. government violated the law when it opened millions of acres of the Arctic Ocean to offshore oil drilling, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, possibly delaying plans by companies such as Royal Dutch Shell to drill off the...
  • Prominent Egyptian academic dismayed by spying charges against him

    CAIRO -- An internationally known Egyptian academic expressed dismay and disbelief Thursday over being charged with espionage, one of a string of recent court cases targeting public intellectuals, liberal activists and journalists. Emad Shahin, a...
  • Republican Mike Huckabee wades into 'war on women'

    Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee lobbed a grenade — a big one — Thursday into the rumbling dispute about whether the Republican party has declared a “war on women.” Speaking at the Republican National Committee’s...
  • Syrian officials and opposition to meet at Geneva peace talks

    GENEVA – Syrian government officials and members of the U.S.-backed opposition are expected to meet Friday in their first face-to-face negotiations since civil war broke out almost three years ago. The venue for the long-anticipated peace talks in...