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  • Ukraine accuses Russia of opening new war front before leaders' meeting

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine accused Russia on Monday of sending soldiers across the border to open a new front in the separatist war that has devastated the east of the country and provoked the gravest East-West crisis since the fall of communism. The...
  • Hundreds dead as Islamic State seizes Syrian air base: monitor

    Hundreds dead as Islamic State seizes Syrian air base: monitor
    Islamic State militants stormed an air base in northeast Syria on Sunday, capturing it from government forces after days of fighting that cost more than 500 lives, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 346...
  • Ukraine defiant on national day, rebels parade captives

    KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine marked its independence day on Sunday with a military march-past in Kiev intended to send a message of defiance to Russia, but pro-Moscow rebels countered by parading captured Ukrainian troops through the streets...
  • Treasury official: U.S. prepared to levy additional Russia sanctions

    Treasury official: U.S. prepared to levy additional Russia sanctions
    Moscow banned imports of most food from the West on Thursday in retaliation against sanctions over Ukraine, a stronger than expected measure that isolates Russian consumers from world trade to a degree unseen since Soviet days. In eastern Ukraine, a...
  • Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis

    Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis
    Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armored columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels. Russian President Vladimir Putin,...
  • Iraq's Mosul dam remains volatile and unstable

    Iraq's Mosul dam remains volatile and unstable
    For more than a week, Nawar and Tayseer Adnan remained in their family home, avoiding the Islamic State militants who had seized their village, and secretly feeding intelligence to Kurdish Iraqi troops plotting a way to retake it. When the offensive...
  • Ukrainian rebels say they are ready for ceasefire

    Ukrainian rebels say they are ready for ceasefire
    Embattled Ukrainian separatists called for a truce Saturday after government troops surrounded their main stronghold of Donetsk, and a reported attempt by Russia to send in an armored aid convoy spurred warnings from Kiev, Britain and the United States....
  • Russia sends tanks and troops into Ukraine, seizes a strategic town

    Russian tanks and troops fired their way into eastern Ukraine on Thursday and seized a strategic gateway town on the road to the heavily militarized Crimean peninsula in a brazen display of support for pro-Russia separatists fighting Ukrainian...
  • Islamist gains in Syria alarm some Assad allies

    Islamist gains in Syria alarm some Assad allies
    A mounting death toll in President Bashar al-Assad's armed forces is causing alarm among some government loyalists who are worried about Islamic State's territorial gains and are turning their anger on the authorities in Damascus. The execution of...
  • Islamist militias seize main Libya airport as conflict deepens

    Libya's main international airport has been captured by Islamist militants, the fighters and local news networks reported, as the country continued its descent into sectarian conflict and chaos. The Islamist groups, led by a militia from the western...
  • Eroni Kumana dies at 93; helped rescue JFK and his PT-109 crew

    Eroni Kumana dies at 93; helped rescue JFK and his PT-109 crew
    On a moonless night in the summer of 1943, a Japanese destroyer tore through a U.S. Navy patrol-torpedo boat guarding the waters around the Solomon Islands. The boat was PT-109, skippered by a young lieutenant from Massachusetts named John F. Kennedy....