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  • Putin defiant in face of criticism over Ukraine at Asia-Europe summit

    Putin defiant in face of criticism over Ukraine at Asia-Europe summit
    A defiant Russian President Vladimir Putin joined Asian and European leaders in Italy on Thursday for talks intended to focus on trade but, like many diplomatic gatherings of the past six months, was being dominated by the deadly crisis in Ukraine....
  • Japan jets scrambling to counter rising Russian incursions

    CHITOSE Japan (Reuters) - The number of times Japanese fighter jets scrambled to ward off Russian military aircraft more than doubled in the last six months, amid diplomatic tensions between the two countries which Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is keen to...
  • Australia says forces sent to Iraq standing idle in UAE over legal status

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday that 200 special forces sent to battle Islamic State militants in Iraq had not entered the country because Baghdad had not offered them sufficient legal protections. Australian...
  • Oriole magic goes global

    Oriole magic goes global
    Her favorite baby bottle bore an Orioles logo. Her most beloved childhood memories involve listening to the radio play-by-play as Mike Mussina pitched. And when Aili Sarapik, then 6, attended an event in honor of Cal Ripken in 1995, the Oriole great...
  • North Korean leader's absence spotlights concerns over U.S. WMD response

    After a disquieting six-week disappearance from the public spotlight that raised concerns abroad about the stability of the regime, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un reappeared on Tuesday, according to state-run news reports in Pyongyang. His unexplained...
  • Putin, Poroshenko to discuss gas deal, peace moves in Italy

    Putin, Poroshenko to discuss gas deal, peace moves in Italy
    MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko will look for ways to settle a dispute over natural gas supplies and end months of conflict in east Ukraine at talks in Italy this week. The meeting in...
  • The objective of destroying ISIS

    Last Sunday, President Barack Obama's National Security Advisor Susan Rice was questioned on NBC about the American administration's war strategy concerning the Islamic State in Syria, the aggressive and messianic self-proclaimed New Islamic Caliphate....
  • Special Report: How Mosul fell - An Iraqi general disputes Baghdad's story

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Lieutenant General Mahdi Gharawi knew an attack was coming. In late May, Iraqi security forces arrested seven members of militant group Islamic State in Mosul and learned the group planned an offensive on the city in early June....
  • Taliban kill six more Afghan police as attacks stepped up

    Taliban kill six more Afghan police as attacks stepped up
    KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban fighters overwhelmed an Afghan police checkpoint in a key province bordering the capital, killing six policemen on Tuesday as insurgents launch fierce attacks ahead of the withdrawal of foreign combat forces, an official said....
  • French troops edge closer to Libya border to cut off Islamists

    PARIS (Reuters) - France is setting up a base in northern Niger as part of an operation aimed at stopping al Qaeda-linked militants from crisscrossing the Sahel-Sahara region between southern Libya and Mauritania, officials said. Paris, which has led...
  • Cold War spy plan isn't ready to retire

    WASHINGTON The iconic U-2 spy plane, with its long, sagging wings and a reputation for being challenging to fly and harder to land, is one of the oldest aircraft in the U.S. fleet, with a storied history to match: The downing of Francis Gary Powers is a...