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  • You'll never guess what partisan politics are damaging now

    You'll never guess what partisan politics are damaging now
    Next month the United States will host dozens of African leaders in Washington. But unless something changes before then, we will still be without confirmed ambassadors in 14 countries on the African continent, including in such strategically important...
  • Israel sends troops into Gaza after cease-fire talks fail

    JERUSALEM Israeli infantry and armored forces invaded the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, escalating an offensive against the Islamist militant group Hamas after efforts to broker a cease-fire failed. The ground operation raised the prospect of heavier...
  • Malaysian airliner downing puts spotlight on Buk missile system

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Russia and Ukraine trade blame over the apparent shooting down of a Malaysian airliner, they appear to agree on one thing: the type of Soviet-era missile that brought it down. But if an SA-11 Buk missile, known as "Gadfly" in...
  • Syrian army, Islamic State clash near army airport: monitor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian soldiers clashed with Islamic State militants outside a government-controlled army airport on Friday, a British-based monitoring group said, part of a major escalation of fighting between the al Qaeda offshoot and the military....
  • Elgin monument to Laotian veterans to be dedicated Saturday

    Elgin monument to Laotian veterans to be dedicated Saturday
    The men and women who took part in America’s “secret war” in Laos will see their history captured in bronze Saturday when a monument to their service will be dedicated at Elgin’s Veterans Memorial Park. The dedication caps a...
  • World leaders demand answers after airliner downed over Ukraine with 298 dead

    HRABOVE Ukraine (Reuters) - World leaders demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board over eastern Ukraine in a tragedy that could mark a pivotal moment in the worst crisis between Russia...
  • Ukraine separatist leader blames Kiev for downing plane

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Separatist leader Aleksander Borodai blamed the downing of a Malaysian passenger airliner in eastern Ukraine on the country's government forces. "Apparently, it's a passenger airliner indeed, truly shot down by the Ukrainian Air Force,...
  • Militants kill 14 Tunisian soldiers in mountain ambush

    TUNIS (Reuters) - At least 14 Tunisian soldiers were killed when dozens of gunmen with rocket-propelled grenades attacked two checkpoints in the remote Chaambi mountains, one of the deadliest militant strikes on the north African country's armed forces....
  • Israel and Palestinians continue to trade strikes

    Despite a unanimous appeal from U.N. Security Council members, Israel and Palestinian militants traded more airstrikes and rocket fire Saturday, with at least one mosque and a center for the disabled among the latest structures hit in the Gaza Strip....
  • Britain to detail $1.9 billion investment in defense

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron will announce 1.1 billion pounds ($1.9 billion) of investment in defense on Monday, his office said, to bolster the country's ability to respond to threats such as global terrorism. Britain has...
  • Ukraine: Capture of rebel stronghold Slaviansk a turning point in war

    Ukraine: Capture of rebel stronghold Slaviansk a turning point in war
    Ukrainian security officials said Sunday they were in full control of the former rebel stronghold of Slaviansk after re-taking it in a victory which President Petro Poroshenko said could mark a turning point in the fight against the separatists....