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  • Israel announces plans for new construction on disputed land

    Israel announces plans for new construction on disputed land
    After breaking for a turbulent summer, Israel’s parliament reconvened Monday for what looks to be a stormy autumn session against the backdrop of tensions with the United States and Palestinians, exacerbated by new plans for construction on disputed...
  • Why Obama must act on LGBT rights overseas

    Why Obama must act on LGBT rights overseas
    When I was a young man, still in the closet, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, one of the most prolific authorities on Jewish law of the 20th century, described gay people as rebels against God. Grossly misinformed about the phenomenon, Rabbi Feinstein posited...
  • Another American released from North Korea, so why not Kenneth Bae?

    The following editorial appeared in The Seattle Times on Friday, Oct. 24: North Korea's decision this week to free American Jeffrey Fowle revives hope for the release of former Washington state resident Kenneth Bae. Bae, 46, is one of two Americans...
  • Syria says supplying military aid to Kurds to fight Islamic State

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Damascus has provided military support to Kurdish forces to help them battle Islamic State, Syrian media said, in a move that would mean President Bashar al-Assad and his Western enemies could be backing the same forces against Islamist...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Obama no match for October threats

    In October of 1962, America worried whether an untried young president, John F. Kennedy, could keep us safe from nuclear-tipped missiles from nearby communist Cuba. Today's October worries are more insidious: the Ebola virus, the macabre Islamic State, a...
  • Biden campaigns for Quinn, Durbin in Rockford

    Biden campaigns for Quinn, Durbin in Rockford
    Vice President Joe Biden on Monday made his second appearance in Illinois in less than a week, telling hundreds gathered at a union hall in Rockford that it was imperative they support the Democratic ticket because Republicans "don't come from where we...
  • Taiwan eyes homegrown submarines after 13-year wait on U.S. deal

    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan is moving ahead with plans to build its own submarines, with an initial design to be completed by the year-end, after lengthy delays in getting eight vessels under a 2001 U.S. defense deal and as China's navy expands rapidly....
  • North Korea's release of Ohio man fuels hope for 2 other Americans

    Jeffrey E. Fowle, an American imprisoned in North Korea for six months, was freed Tuesday in an unexpected move that raised hope for the release of two other Americans. Fowle, 56, an Ohio municipal worker who was arrested after leaving a Bible in a...
  • Storm-ravaged Canary Islands area may take weeks to clean up

    Canary Islands: Five people were killed and hundreds were evacuated from their homes on the popular tourist island of Tenerife after major storms caused flash floods and disrupted power throughout the area. Access to the island's main port also was cut...
  • Riverside Marine dies in Iraq, second to die in Islamic State mission

    Riverside Marine dies in Iraq, second to die in Islamic State mission
    A 19 year-old Marine from Riverside has died in Iraq, becoming the second U.S. military member to die as the U.S. fights the advance of Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal, a specialist in the use of mortars, died in a...
  • Three major nations absent as China launches World Bank rival in Asia

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders. China's $50...