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  • Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, U.S. officials said on Sunday....
  • Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin, Sting to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

    WASHINGTON -- Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin, Sting, singer Al Green and ballerina Patricia McBride have been selected to receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors. The five artists will be celebrated Dec. 7 at the center's 37th gala, to be broadcast Dec. 30...
  • U.S. urges Israel to reverse planned West Bank land appropriation

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States sees Israel's announcement on Sunday of a land appropriation for possible settlement construction in the occupied West Bank as "counterproductive" to peace efforts and urges the Israeli government to reverse the...
  • U.S., China plan followup to Sunnylands summit in November

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, at odds over China's increasing assertiveness in Asia and issues such as cyberspying, plan a followup to their informal summit in California last year after November's...
  • Palestinian family possibly 'singled out for arrest' by Israel, US says

    JERUSALEM When Issa Abu Khdeir drove a relative to the airport last month, police arrested two sons and him, and ransacked their Jerusalem home. Abu Khdeir, 58, said his family might have been targeted because they offered their home as a press center...
  • U.S. airstrike targets leader of Somali terror group

    WASHINGTON American military planes destroyed a suspected terrorist camp in Somalia during airstrikes targeting the head of the al-Shabab network, the Pentagon said Tuesday. U.S. special operations forces using manned aircraft and drones carried out...
  • US history in Mideast hampers hopes for anti-ISIS coalition

    WASHINGTON The United States faces no small task in drumming up allies to fight the Islamic State as part of a new coalition that foreign policy analysts already are criticizing as a hollow effort unless the Obama administration proves a commitment to...
  • Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin, Sting to receive Kennedy Center Honors

    Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin, Sting to receive Kennedy Center Honors
    Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin, Sting, singer Al Green and ballerina Patricia McBride have been selected to receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors. The five artists will be celebrated Dec. 7 at the center's 37th gala, to be broadcast Dec. 30 on CBS....
  • U.S. National Security Council aware of reports that second American killed in Syria

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Council on Wednesday said it was aware of media reports that a second American associated with Islamic State militant fighters had been killed in Syria, but it could not confirm the death. The reports...
  • Equatorial Guinea envoy in U.S. suspected of beating daughter: police

    (Reuters) - Equatorial Guinea's ambassador to the United States is suspected of beating his daughter with a wooden chair leg, leaving her hospitalized, but he was not arrested because he has diplomatic immunity, police said on Wednesday. Police in the...
  • U.S. discussing options in response to Russian involvement in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States accused Russia on Thursday of actively fighting in eastern Ukraine in support of separatist forces and said it was considering a range of possible responses including increased sanctions. "It is clear that...