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  • Families of German MH17 victims to sue Ukraine: lawyer

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Survivors of German victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 downed over Ukraine plan to sue the country and its president for manslaughter by negligence in 298 cases, the lawyer representing them said on Sunday. Professor of aviation...
  • Hinting at 2016, Hillary Clinton focuses on humanizing her image

    Hinting at 2016, Hillary Clinton focuses on humanizing her image
    With Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2016 presidential run looking like a foregone conclusion, the question now is whether she has a message. Fresh off a visit to Iowa and two events last week in Washington where she sought to reconnect with female voters,...
  • Syria's heritage is casualty of war, study finds

    PHILADELPHIA One of the casualties of Syria's civil war is history. Five of the country's six World Heritage sites have "significant damage" and some buildings have been "reduced to rubble," according to a report issued this week. The report relied on...
  • French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State

    BAGHDAD/PARIS (Reuters) - French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighboring...
  • Mexico investigates army shootout that killed 22 suspected gang members

    Mexico investigates army shootout that killed 22 suspected gang members
    Mexico is investigating a June shootout between the army and alleged gang members that killed 22 of the suspects, the attorney general's office said in a statement on Friday. The gunfight took place on June 30 in Tlatlaya on the southern fringes of the...
  • United States says role for Iran in tackling Islamic State

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that Iran had a role to play in a global coalition to tackle Islamic State militants who have seized swaths of Iraq and Syria and proclaimed a caliphate in the heart of the...
  • Battered women deserve a safe haven in the U.S.

    To the editor: In 1939, the U.S. returned the Jewish passengers of the liner St. Louis to Germany, where many perished. Our current refugee protection system came into existence to prevent the return of those fleeing persecution to their deaths. ("In a...
  • U.S. won't stand in way of Venezuela's U.N. Security Council bid

    UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will not stand in the way of Venezuela securing a temporary seat on the U.N. Security Council in 2015-16 after Latin American and Caribbean states unanimously endorsed its bid, U.N. diplomats and U....
  • Gobierno mexicano dice investigará posibles ejecuciones extrajudiciales por parte de militares

    MEXICO DF (Reuters) - El Gobierno mexicano dijo el viernes que está abierto a investigar denuncias de ejecuciones extrajudiciales en el caso de 22 supuestos delincuentes que el Ejército reportó como fallecidos en medio de un enfrentamiento con soldados...
  • Back on center-stage with a flourish, France's Sarkozy still divides

    PARIS (Reuters) - It was vintage Nicolas Sarkozy: offering to restore France's battered world standing in a comeback announcement filled with drama and brusque energy that delights some French and repels others. Pledging to reshape French politics for...
  • European Court agrees to hear Berlusconi tax fraud appeal

    MILAN (Reuters) - The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to hear an appeal by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi against his conviction for tax fraud in August 2013, Berlusconi's lawyer said on Friday. Piero Longo told Reuters that...