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  • Iraqis, U.S. recapture Mosul Dam from Islamic State, Obama says

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi and Kurdish troops, backed by heavy U.S. air support, recaptured Iraq's largest dam Monday, the most significant victory over the Islamic State since the militants overran almost half of Iraq in mid-June. It remained to be seen...
  • Ukraine says separatists' rockets incinerated civilian convoy

    A line of cars and minibuses carrying civilians out of embattled eastern Ukraine was hit Monday by what Kiev authorities said was separatist rocket fire that killed dozens. The Grad rocket strike set the convoy on fire as it traveled east from towns...
  • Obama says Kurdish forces have retaken Mosul dam

    Obama says Kurdish forces have retaken Mosul dam
    President Obama on Monday claimed another success in the U.S. air campaign in Iraq, but offered no clear end to the U.S. involvement in the war against Sunni Muslim militants. Aided by U.S. warplanes and drones, Kurdish Iraqi forces have regained...
  • Reel Critics: 'Expendables 3' is more expendable as it shows its age

    "Expendables 3" is the latest installment in this geriatric franchise that will not die. The producers round up old geezer action heroes who still have sufficiently bulging biceps to play their roles. They include a snarling Sylvester Stallone, low-...
  • Chinese military's ability to wage war eroded by graft, its generals warn

    BEIJING (Reuters) - As tensions spike between China and other countries in Asia's disputed waters, serving and retired Chinese military officers as well as state media are questioning whether China's armed forces are too corrupt to fight and win a war. A...
  • Ukraine, rebels accuse each other of attacking refugee bus convoy

    KIEV/BERLIN (Reuters) - Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels on Monday of hitting a refugee convoy of buses with rocket fire near the eastern city of Luhansk, killing people trapped in the burning vehicles, but the separatists denied responsibility....
  • Years after 9-11, war's kids can't bury parents' loss

    Years after 9-11, war's kids can't bury parents' loss
    Before Brandi Anderson begins her senior year at Warner Christian Academy in South Daytona this morning, she'll stuff pencils, paper, and other supplies into a blue and pink-flowered rucksack. Not that her backpack is the only baggage she carries. A...
  • NATO would respond militarily to Crimea-style infiltration: general

    BERLIN (Reuters) - If Russia tries to infiltrate troops into a NATO country, even out of official military uniform as it did before it annexed Ukraine's Crimea, NATO will respond militarily, the alliance's top commander said in an interview published on...
  • Hezbollah sees Islamic State insurgents as threat to Gulf, Jordan

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Hezbollah leader described the radical Islamist movement that has seized large areas of Iraq and Syria as a growing "monster" that could threaten Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other Gulf states, according to an interview...
  • 'The Invisible Soldiers' warns of private security forces' rise

    'The Invisible Soldiers' warns of private security forces' rise
    Near the end of "The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security," author Ann Hagedorn recommends that President Dwight D. Eisenhower's famous warning in 1961 about the rise of the "military-industrial complex" should be updated. In the 21st...
  • Ukraine foreign minister calls on NATO, EU to give military support

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin called on NATO and the European Union to provide military support for Ukrainian troops fighting pro-Russian separatists and said the Western military alliance needed to come up with a new...