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  • As Obama pushes more Africa trade, security concerns loom

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama wants to persuade Americans to look beyond Africa's image of hunger and disease as he hosts a first-of-its-kind meeting of leaders of nearly all of Africa's nations this week. But as he pushes Americans to invest...
  • Critics decry lack of U.S. response to Bahrain expulsion

    Critics decry lack of U.S. response to Bahrain expulsion
    Bahrain's expulsion last month of the top U.S. diplomat for democracy and human rights was a provocative move that seemed sure to bring a strong reaction from Washington. But four weeks later, the Obama administration has made no visible response beyond...
  • U.S. 'deeply concerned' about Russian military exercise

    U.S. 'deeply concerned' about Russian military exercise
    The State Department on Monday warned Moscow that a large Russian military exercise underway near the border with Ukraine could sharpen tensions as Russian-backed separatists battle Ukrainian troops nearby. U.S. officials are "deeply concerned" by the...
  • A war is not inconceivable

    I find it very disquieting that so few among the West European and American commentators on the Ukraine crisis, private or public, seem concerned that the United States has started this affair, and that it is not inconceivable that it may end in a war....
  • Plight of children should not mask illegal immigration threat [Letter]

    Plight of children should not mask illegal immigration threat [Letter]
    Whether the migrant unaccompanied children surging over our southern border are refugees, illegal migrants or whatever, they need to be cared for in a humane manner. However, this situation coupled with the push to legalize millions of folks illegally...
  • Trudy Rubin: Iraqi students in exchange program ponder their country's future

    As the Gaza conflict drags on, Iraq has faded from the headlines, even though the country is falling to pieces. So it was intriguing to meet a terrific group of Iraqi college students at Temple University on a State Department exchange program that...
  • Ebola patient coming to U.S. as aid workers' health worsens

    Ebola patient coming to U.S. as aid workers' health worsens
    A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday. The aid...
  • John Kerry's lesson in humility

    — John Kerry put his right hand on his heart. "This is not about me," he said. The secretary of state was reacting to the torrent of criticism at home and abroad of his failed attempt at a Middle East cease-fire. Contrary to his protest, Kerry was...
  • Morgan State warned again about problems in research program

    Morgan State warned again about problems in research program
    Morgan State University continues to have problems managing the largest federal research program in its history and has faced financial penalties from the organization that oversees the program, according to documents released this week. Mismanagement in...
  • Murphy Should Join Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative

    On July 23, the House of Representatives passed HR 2283, the Human Trafficking Prioritization Act, co-sponsored by 112 representatives, including Connecticut Rep. James Himes. I am grateful for this sponsorship. Connecticut is no stranger to human...
  • WHO director on Ebola: 'Outbreak is moving faster than we can control it'

    WHO director on Ebola: 'Outbreak is moving faster than we can control it'
    The world's worst outbreak of Ebola that has killed nearly 1,000 people in West Africa represents an international health emergency and could continue spreading for months, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Nigeria became the third African...