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  • US sends 5 Guantanamo detainees to European resettlement

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba The Pentagon sent five long-held Arab detainees to resettlement in Europe on Thursday, three to Georgia and two to Slovakia. The transfer, announced after a U.S. C-17 cargo plane cleared Georgian airspace in its two-...
  • Ann McFeatters: The Keystone pipeline, politics and the lonely snail darter

    WASHINGTON � Surprisingly, the snail darter is not extinct. As you busily prepare for the holidays (you are getting ready, aren't you?), you might wonder why this is an issue, let alone what it has to do with polar bears, mammoth butterflies and,...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Post-midterms, back to gridlock as usual

    In the two weeks since President Barack Obama and top Republican congressional leaders vowed to seek common ground following GOP election victories, that goal has remained elusive. On issue after issue, the two sides are taking positions and...
  • Standing in the way

    Sen. Tim Kaine wants Virginians to believe he is, as he says, a "pro-pipeline senator" and someone who supports the continued production of carbon-based fuel to satisfy the nation's energy appetite. However, by voting against the Keystone XL Pipeline on...
  • Bird flu raises concerns in United Kingdom and Netherlands

    Bird flu raises concerns in United Kingdom and Netherlands
    Europe: Travelers in parts of the Netherlands and United Kingdom might want to minimize dining on poultry over the coming weeks as cases of H5N8 bird flu have been detected in East Yorkshire and the Dutch city of Hekendorp. There was also an earlier...
  • Keystone comes up dry

    Keystone comes up dry
    Tuesday evening's Senate vote to approve the Keystone XL pipeline may have come up one vote shy of the necessary 60-vote margin, but it's surely not the last we've heard of the project. Republicans have become so enamored of TransCanada's vision of a 1,...
  • Israel promises tough measures to stop wave of attacks in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM Israeli security forces demolished Wednesday the family home of a Palestinian who carried out a lethal car attack in Jerusalem last month as the government sought to demonstrate a tough response after a deadly assault on a synagogue. Prime...
  • Top official says U.S. should consider giving weapons to Ukraine

    Top official says U.S. should consider giving weapons to Ukraine
    President Barack Obama's choice to fill the number two spot at the State Department, Anthony Blinken, spoke favorably on Wednesday about the possibility of providing weapons to Ukraine, which is grappling with pro-Russian separatists. Testifying at a...
  • Extension of Iran nuclear talks would be a hard sell in Congress

    Extension of Iran nuclear talks would be a hard sell in Congress
    In its efforts to strike a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration has faced a two-part challenge: forging an agreement in international negotiations and then selling it at home. Now, with negotiators in Vienna five days from their deadline, it...
  • Cuban doctor sick with Ebola to be flown to Geneva for treatment

    GENEVA A Cuban doctor who was infected with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is being flown to Switzerland for treatment, diplomats and World Health Organization officials said Wednesday. A WHO official said the agency recommended the evacuation of the...
  • Obama remains high-handed -- and wrong -- about Ukraine

    PARIS -- For a man who had taken a stunning electoral blow two weeks earlier, Barack Obama completed his Asian trip with an air of unperturbed leadership of the world -- whatever the Republicans at home thought about who was in charge of what now will...