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  • U.S. says examining use of toxic chemical in Syria

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has indications of the use of a toxic chemical, probably chlorine, in Syria this month and is examining indications that the Syrian government was responsible, the U.S. State Department said on Monday. "We have...
  • Film chronicles efforts to shelter Jewish refugees in Manila during 1930s

    Dick Frieder lived most of his life not knowing what his father did during World War II. It turned out he did something remarkable: He saved lives. The Frieder family saga is a little-known tale of how five businessman brothers from Ohio, making two-...
  • US must have OK'd transfer of missiles seen in Syria rebel videos, experts say

    BEIRUT The heavy anti-tank missiles recently shown in videos being fired by Western-backed Syrian rebels were manufactured in the United States, and their transfer to the rebels would have required direct American government approval, according to experts...
  • Ukraine leader urges crackdown as peace eludes east

    SLAVIANSK/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine's acting president accused Russia of aiding "terrorists" who killed a politician from his own party, urging a crackdown in the east on Tuesday that could hamper international efforts to defuse the crisis. As...
  • U.S. urges North Korea to refrain from new nuclear test

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it was watching the Korean peninsula closely after reports that North Korea may be planning another nuclear test and it urged Pyongyang not to take any step that would threaten regional peace....
  • Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libya pleads in video for his release

    Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libya pleads in video for his release
    A Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in neighboring Libya pleaded tearfully with his country’s president in an online video to negotiate with a militant group for his release. Mohammed Bel Sheik, who was reportedly kidnapped a month ago in Tripoli, did...
  • Obama's Keystone pipeline trap

    On Good Friday, President Obama made a bad call. The State Department announced that it would delay its decision on the Keystone XL pipeline until after the Nebraska Supreme Court rules in a case involving the route. The administration insists the...
  • US explores a Wi-Fi network for Cuba, but denies it's operational

    A program financed by the U.S. Agency for International Development to develop the technology for a Wi-Fi network in Cuba has not been deployed on the island and is under review, a USAID spokesman said Monday. USAID approved the grant to the Open...
  • U.S. Supreme Court to review Jerusalem birthplace law

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to weigh the constitutionality of a law that was designed to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem - the historic holy city claimed by Israelis and Palestinians - to have Israel listed...
  • Syria calls presidential vote, defying Assad's opponents

    Syria calls presidential vote, defying Assad's opponents
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria announced on Monday a presidential election for June 3, preparing the ground for Bashar al-Assad to defy widespread opposition and extend his grip on power, days after he said the civil war was turning in his favor. Western and...
  • U.S. says will act 'in days' if no Russian action in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States government said on Monday it will decide "in days" on additional sanctions if Russia does not take steps to implement an agreement to ease tensions in Ukraine. In a telephone call with his Russian counterpart, U....