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  • Ukraine says Russia shot down military plane; Moscow attacks sanctions

    Ukraine says Russia shot down military plane; Moscow attacks sanctions
    A Ukrainian official on Thursday accused Russian forces of shooting down one of his nation’s warplanes the day before near their shared border, raising tensions between the two nations as Ukrainian troops continued their campaign against pro-...
  • Israel and Hamas go back to fighting after 5-hour truce ends

    Israel and Hamas go back to fighting after 5-hour truce ends
    Fighting resumed in the Gaza Strip on Thursday after a short and mostly observed humanitarian truce expired, with a fresh volley of rockets from militants and airstrikes by the Israelis amid a flurry of unconfirmed reports a comprehensive cease-fire was...
  • 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...
  • From foes to brothers in arms: Ukraine police and protesters unite

    From foes to brothers in arms: Ukraine police and protesters unite
    "Run for cover, everybody; get the hell out of here, on the double!" the leader of the commando unit shouted over his shoulder to the men behind him, his voice echoing eerily in the pitch-black basement. "It is a booby-trap. Watch your step for more wires...
  • 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....
  • Brazil's '1984'-style World Cup security may be coming to your city too

    The World Cup in Brazil ended the way it started, with authorities flexing unprecedented muscle to squelch dissenters, silence journalists and shield the carefully manicured event from disruption.  President Dilma Rousseff promised to host “the...
  • Avoid 'mission creep' in Iraq

    "Mission creep" is the process whereby a military commitment made under one rationale morphs into something larger and more dangerous.That is exactly the risk the Obama administration is running in Iraq. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint...