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  • CubaKat plans Florida-to-Cuba ferry

    CubaKat plans Florida-to-Cuba ferry
    Add another company to the list of businesses seeking to start ferry service between South Florida and Cuba. Encouraged by new U.S. policy for more open relations with Cuba, catamaran builder Brian Hall and his partners in CubaKat aim to offer high-...
  • Hit over foreign fundraising, Clinton Foundation re-avows vigilance

    WASHINGTON The Clinton Foundation will take steps to manage contributions from foreign governments and other entities if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton chooses to run for office, it said Thursday, amid incoming fire over the issue from...
  • Obama's reluctance to say 'Islamic terrorism'

    Obama's reluctance to say 'Islamic terrorism'
    To the editor: President Obama, despite facing criticism, has been adamant in making a distinction between Islam and extremism. His words have brought much comfort to Muslims like me in the United States, living in the shadow of Islamophobia. ("...
  • U.S.-Israel ties worsen over alleged leak of details in Iran talks

     U.S.-Israel ties worsen over alleged leak of details in Iran talks
    U.S. relations with Israel appeared to plunge to a new low this week with Obama administration charges that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government has leaked secrets to undermine American efforts to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran....
  • US missionary accused in Colombia of alleged rebel ties

    A court on Thursday rejected a request from prosecutors for the jailing of a U.S. missionary to face charges of collaborating with Colombia's main leftist rebel group, ruling the evidence was not strong enough to warrant detention. Prosecutors can...
  • U.S. to allow wider export of armed drones

    The Obama administration will permit the widespread export of armed drones for the first time, a step toward providing allied nations with weapons that have become a cornerstone of U.S. counterterrorism strategy but whose remotely controlled power to kill...
  • UMass reverses itself and will admit Iranians to science grad programs

    The University of Massachusetts, under pressure for a policy that barred Iranian nationals from seeking admission to certain graduate science courses, reversed itself on Wednesday and announced it will now accept the students. The school had...
  • Russian spy chief to attend US meeting on fighting extremism

    Despite U.S.-Russian tensions over Ukraine, the head of the Russian spy and counterintelligence service will attend this week's White House conference on countering extremist violence. The State Department said Wednesday that Alexander Bortnikov is...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    Cossack fighters laugh, hug as they take control of Ukrainian town Debaltseve appeared to be largely under the control of rebels Thursday, a day after Ukrainian forces began withdrawing from the besieged town. Associated Press journalists who drove...
  • In Israeli elections, U.S. political consultants become an issue

    JERUSALEM Israeli advertising entrepreneur Nimrod Dweck was no stranger to marketing when he started Victory 2015 (V15), a campaign to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the elections March 17. Yet Dweck turned elsewhere for what he called...
  • Allow remittances to avert a humanitarian crisis in Somalia

    The following editorial appeared in The Seattle Times on Wednesday, Feb. 18: Impoverished, chaotic Somalia is on the brink of another humanitarian crisis, this one due at least in part to U.S. governmental actions. The Obama administration needs to...