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  • Estonia agrees to resettle a Guantanamo detainee

    The Baltic nation of Estonia said Thursday it had agreed to resettle one of Guantanamo's 79 pre-cleared captives a day after Uruguay's president linked his commitment to take in six prisoners to a dialogue with his successor. The Estonian government made...
  • Palestinian Cabinet officials hold 'historic' unity meeting in Gaza

    For the first time since 2007, Palestinian Authority officials traveled Thursday from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip. Describing the day as "historic," Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah held a first meeting of the new unity government...
  • Body of John Doe could be FBI most-wanted fugitive last seen in 1976

    The body of a John Doe struck by a car and killed on a rural Alabama highway more than 30 years ago could be of a fugitive currently on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list.  In a court filing to exhume the body, FBI officials note that photos taken of John...
  • Ebola airport screenings to begin Saturday at New York's JFK

    WASHINGTON Airline passengers arriving from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia will soon face enhanced screening at five U.S. airports that receive over 94 percent of travelers from those Ebola-stricken West African nations. The measures will begin...
  • U.S., Japan eye closer security ties in Japan defense pact update

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States agreed on Wednesday to map out how they will work together if Tokyo needs to use force to help protect a friendly country under attack, as they update defense cooperation guidelines for the first time in...
  • Gopal Ratnam: Joe Biden is the only honest man in Washington

    Gopal Ratnam: Joe Biden is the only honest man in Washington
    Vice President Joe Biden has had to apologize, twice, to two key U.S. allies in the fight against the Islamic State. It wasn't because he lobbed false accusations at them. It was because he accidentally told some inconvenient truths. Speaking at the...
  • Iran moved nuclear research body to dodge U.N. inspections: dissidents

    PARIS (Reuters) - An exiled Iranian opposition group said on Wednesday that a facility in Tehran that the United States suspects is involved in nuclear weapons research has been moved to avoid detection by the United Nations atomic watchdog. The...
  • Florida teacher in Belize child-sex sting faces life

    Florida teacher in Belize child-sex sting faces life
    TAMPA — Trying to persuade a 13-year-old girl in Belize to have sex with him, Pasco County middle school teacher David Wendel Thompson used a tactic officials say is common among adults wanting to exploit impoverished children. "But u need help,"...
  • Restore discipline and high standards

    Clearly discipline has been lax within the Secret Service, and there are systemic culture problems — machismo, boys will be boys, and condoning misbehavior of colleagues. The agents' jobs allow them to take liberties at times, and they may feel...
  • Turkey says Syria town about to fall as Islamic State advances

    Turkey says Syria town about to fall as Islamic State advances
    Turkey's president said the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani was "about to fall" on Tuesday as Islamic State fighters pressed home a three-week assault that has cost a reported 400 lives and forced thousands to flee their homes. The prospect that the town...
  • U.S. military specialists in Liberia to conduct Ebola testing: general

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About two dozen U.S. military specialists deploying to Liberia will test laboratory samples for Ebola, but most of the nearly 4,000 troops due to go there are not expected to be in direct contact with the virus, defense officials...