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  • U.S. cuts embassy staff in Baghdad as insurgents approach Iraqi capital

    IRBIL, Iraq The United States announced Sunday that it was removing an undisclosed number of workers from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad in a tacit acknowledgment that the situation in the Iraqi capital had become unpredictable and that violence seemed...
  • U.S. lawmakers warn of danger from Iraq militants

    U.S. lawmakers warn of danger from Iraq militants
    Members of Congress and retired military officials called Sunday for the U.S. to more actively help the Iraqi government in response to the lightning-fast advance of Sunni Islamic fighters to areas 45 minutes outside Baghdad. The Obama administration...
  • Explosions rock Baghdad; militants post gruesome execution photos

    Explosions rock Baghdad; militants post gruesome execution photos
    Gruesome photos posted online Sunday by an Al Qaeda splinter group show the summary executions of dozens of captive Iraqi soldiers in the group's attack on a city in central Iraq and are believed to be authentic, military officials have acknowledged....
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  • Purported executions in Iraq recall mass sectarian killings

    In a chilling reminder of the mass sectarian killings eight years ago, an Al Qaeda splinter group that is waging a major offensive in Iraq posted gruesome photos online Sunday purporting to show the summary executions of dozens, perhaps hundreds, of Iraqi...
  • Narendra Modi: Promising The Good Times

    Narendra Modi: Promising The Good Times
    INDIA brims with colourful politicians, but none has quite the sense of political theatre of Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He swept into Varanasi, India’s most ancient city, on May 17th pledging to clean the Ganges, its...
  • Barney Bishop: Crist victory could bring state government to a halt

    Reporters and political operatives breathlessly tell us almost daily what the polling numbers are in the all-important governor's race. Interestingly, the numbers are always bouncing around — and they should. That's because essentially what we are...
  • U.S.-Iraq, all over again

    Will Washington make the same mistake on Iraq twice? We tried to evade it, and pretend the crisis is over or never really existed. But as John Adams said: "Facts are stubborn things." Iraq, a war-torn country that preoccupied all of our minds...
  • Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook

    Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook
    Two global agencies downgraded South Africa’s bond rating and outlook on Friday as the country's economy suffers through a crippling 5-month-old strike by platinum miners. Fitch ratings agency downgraded the country’s outlook from stable...
  • Border patrol chief: No timeline on investigations

    WASHINGTON There is no timeline for investigations into allegations of abuse by U.S. border authorities against unaccompanied minors because of a lack of specificity in the complaints, the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday. Customs...