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  • Obama, Europe's leaders hit Russia with stiff sanctions

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and European leaders on Tuesday slapped their toughest sanctions yet on Russia's energy, arms and finance sectors to protests Russian involvement in Ukraine. But the measures stopped short of steps that might inflict...
  • Israeli strikes intensify; 16 killed at U.N. school-shelter in Gaza

    Israeli strikes intensify; 16 killed at U.N. school-shelter in Gaza
    Most residents were asleep when the strikes started Wednesday at a United Nations school sheltering 3,300 Palestinians displaced by the war between Israel and the militant group Hamas. Two shells slammed into classrooms packed with women and children,...
  • Israeli leader says cross-border tunnels must be destroyed

    Israeli leader says cross-border tunnels must be destroyed
    Amid mounting international concern over civilian casualties and demands for an immediate cease-fire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed Thursday that he would accept no truce that would prevent Israel from demolishing the cross-border...
  • Investigators collecting remains, evidence from MH-17 crash site

    International investigators on Friday collected decomposing remains and belongings of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster after finally getting access to the eastern Ukraine crash site, Dutch officials reported. "We hope that the start...
  • Congress approves funds for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense

    Congress on Friday approved $225 million for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system, a Pentagon-backed request to shore up the U.S. ally amid continued hostilities in the Gaza Strip. With little debate, Congress cleared the measure as lawmakers...
  • Obama applauds Iraqi leader's unity goals as key to beating militants

    President Obama welcomed the formation of a new Iraqi government on Monday, embracing the promise of collaboration among the country's deeply divided factions as key to his strategy for defeating the Islamic State terrorist group. Obama talked to...
  • China says Turkey will decide in its 'own interests' on missile system

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday that Turkey would decide in its "own interests" after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the country was in talks with France on buying a missile defense system following disagreements with Beijing. U.S....
  • Thales warns on UK investment if Scotland backs independence

    BORDEAUX France (Reuters) - The head of one of Britain's largest defense suppliers, France's Thales, has voiced concerns over jobs and investment if Scotland votes to leave the United Kingdom. Speaking to Reuters as polls showed a surge in support for...
  • Regulation has been draining national economy since New Deal's enactment

    The progressive constitutional revolution of the New Deal has proved itself to be an economic, political and institutional failure insofar as it is no longer able to sustain either strong economic growth or full employment. Paradoxically, the way out from...
  • U.S. judge re-sentences Jose Padilla to 21 years on terrorism charges

    MIAMI (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge in Miami re-sentenced Jose Padilla on Tuesday to 21 years for a 2007 terrorism conviction after an appeals court deemed the original 17-year sentence too lenient. Padilla, an al Qaeda recruit and the first U.S....
  • Cheney urges House GOP to support a hawkish national defense

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney, often considered the brain behind President Bush's war strategy in Iraq, gave a pep talk to House Republicans on Tuesday highlighting the value of a hawkish national defense. As Congress is weighing President Obama's...