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  • International Criminal Court opens probe into possible war crimes in Palestinian territories

    The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court launched a preliminary probe Friday that could clear the way for a full-scale investigation into possible war crimes in Palestinian territories — plunging the court into the most politically charged...
  • Netanyahu attacks prosecutor's decision to investigate possible war crimes

    JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Saturday lashed out at a decision by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to begin an investigation into alleged war crimes committed in the Palestinian territories. Netanyahu called the...
  • After Mideast gains, Islamic State group reaches to Taliban heartland of Afghanistan, Pakistan

    Afghanistan and Pakistan, home to al-Qaida and Taliban militants and the focus of the longest war in U.S. history, face a new, emerging threat from the Islamic State group, officials have told The Associated Press. Disenchanted extremists from the...
  • Clinton defends Dodd-Frank as Republicans move to change law

    WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton is defending the Dodd-Frank Act as Republicans in Congress look for ways to water down the overhaul of financial regulation and some fellow Democrats accuse her of being too cozy with Wall Street. "Attacking financial reform is...
  • Saudi Arabia delays more flogging of convicted blogger, cites medical reasons, says Amnesty

    Saudi authorities on Friday postponed the second round of public flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam after a doctor concluded that his wounds from the first 50 lashes had not yet healed, a leading human rights group said. Amnesty...
  • Art and politics collide in Tania Bruguera's latest work in Cuba

    Art and politics collide in Tania Bruguera's latest work in Cuba
    Cuban artist Tania Bruguera has always mixed politics into her art — along with a good helping of provocation. For a performance at London's Tate Modern in 2008, she had police officers burst into the museum and practice crowd-control techniques...
  • Nebraska high court ruling paves way for Keystone XL vote, veto

    The first significant veto showdown of President Obama's administration escalated Friday after a Nebraska state court cleared one of the final obstacles to building the Keystone XL pipeline and the House passed legislation to approve it. The...
  • Sri Lanka's president facing stiff election challenge

    Sri Lanka's president facing stiff election challenge
    Ballots were being counted Thursday in Sri Lanka’s closest election in recent memory as powerful President Mahinda Rajapaksa faced a surprisingly fierce challenge from a onetime ally. In spite of threats of violence, precincts across the island...
  • Senate panel approves Keystone bill despite veto threat

    A bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a key Senate committee Thursday, setting up a fight next week pitting newly empowered Republicans against President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats. The Energy and Natural Resources committee...
  • Text of Gov. McAuliffe's State of the Commonwealth Address

    Text of Gov. McAuliffe's State of the Commonwealth Address
    Here is the prepared text for Gov. Terry McAuliffe's 2015 State of the Commonwealth Address:  Lieutenant Governor Northam, Speaker Howell, Chairman Stosch, men and women of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, people of Virginia – thank you...
  • Looking Out: Former GLCCB director announces plans for new North Baltimore center

    Looking Out: Former GLCCB director announces plans for new North Baltimore center
    The former head of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore has announced plans to launch a new organization -- also focused on LGBT issues -- in North Baltimore. Kelly Neel, who resigned as acting executive director of...