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  • Israel-Gaza air assaults continue amid U.S. efforts for truce

    The death toll from Israel’s aerial offensive over the Gaza Strip climbed past 100 on Friday, as a U.S. effort to forge a truce failed to halt the rockets aimed at Israeli cities and the airstrikes targeting Palestinian militants. In four days...
  • Ukraine says downed plane probably hit by missile fired from Russia

    Ukraine's defense minister confirmed Monday that an AN-26 transport plane had been downed near the separatist stronghold of Luhansk on the Russian border and said the missile that hit it must have been fired from Russian territory. "Defense Minister...
  • When the U.S. welched on Shevardnadze [Commentary]

    When the U.S. welched on Shevardnadze [Commentary]
    Absent from U.S. media encomia for recently deceased former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze is any mention of the historic deal he reached with his U.S. counterpart James Baker in 1990 ensuring that the Soviet empire would collapse "with a...
  • Pivoting to foreign policy, Rick Perry strikes two adversaries

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's yearning to become a peacetime president continues to be frustrated by the reality on the ground in the Middle East, and by Republicans' zeal to capitalize on it politically at home. The disintegration of Iraq, the...
  • Malaysia Airlines flight was 1,000 feet above restricted Ukraine airspace

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was cruising just 1,000 feet above restricted airspace when it was struck by a missile in Ukraine's Donetsk region, according to aviation and intelligence officials. Despite ongoing violence in eastern Ukraine, including...
  • Harford County still waiting on a base-driven boom in Aberdeen

    Harford County still waiting on a base-driven boom in Aberdeen
    A chain-link fence marks the edge of Aberdeen Proving Ground, an Army installation where a nationwide base reorganization was supposed to bring so many people and jobs to Harford County that officials worried they would not have the space or resources...
  • As civilian toll mounts in Gaza, U.N. chief Ban heads to Mideast

    As civilian toll mounts in Gaza, U.N. chief Ban heads to Mideast
    Before dawn Saturday, eight members of the Abu Jarad family were killed when their house was hit during an Israeli barrage on the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip. The bodies, including those of four small children wrapped in bloody...
  • Separatists storing Ukraine crash site bodies in railway cars

    Separatists storing Ukraine crash site bodies in railway cars
    As many as 169 bodies from the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have been placed in body bags and stored in refrigerated railway cars in eastern Ukraine, a spokesman for an international monitoring group said Sunday. Speaking to reporters by phone...
  • Thousands flee as Israel pounds Gaza; death toll climbs on both sides

    Thousands flee as Israel pounds Gaza; death toll climbs on both sides
    At least 50 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were reported killed Sunday as heaving fighting erupted in the eastern neighborhoods of Gaza City, sending thousands of people fleeing for safety. More than 200 civilians were injured, as Israeli troops...
  • Israel pounds Gaza neighborhood it says is rocket-launching site

    Israel pounds Gaza neighborhood it says is rocket-launching site
    Israeli troops pounded an eastern neighborhood of Gaza City with air and artillery strikes Sunday, trading fire with Hamas militants armed with antitank missiles and rocket-propelled grenades and sending a tide of panicked humanity streaming from the...
  • Ukraine prime minister: 'Russia is on the dark side'

    Ukraine prime minister: 'Russia is on the dark side'
    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk had harsh words for Russia and President Vladimir‎ Putin on Monday, saying the country is "on the dark side," blaming it again for the downing ¬†of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and demanding that it close its...