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  • Hundreds of Russian volunteers help rebels in Ukraine -separatist leader

    DONETSK (Reuters) - Hundreds of Russian volunteers are supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine, offering them vital experience in battle tactics and training to attack Ukrainian forces, a top rebel leader said. Alexander Khodakovsky, commander of the...
  • Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine. Republican lawmakers seized on Obama's comment...
  • Obama vows justice for killers of U.S. journalist; rescue mission failed

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed justice for the Islamist killers of American journalist James Foley, as officials revealed that U.S. forces had launched a secret raid inside Syria last month to rescue him and other captives only to...
  • U.S. Weighs Attacking Islamic State Fighters In Syria

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. — Declaring that the beheading of an American journalist was a terrorist attack on the U.S., the Obama administration paved the way Friday to broaden its fight against Islamic State militants by acknowledging that it is weighing how...
  • Islamic State posts video of beheading of US journalist, warns Obama to halt strikes

    WASHINGTON In a savage response to U.S. strikes on its fighters in northern Iraq, the Islamic State posted a video Wednesday showing the beheading of an American photojournalist, and it threatened to execute a second U.S. captive if President Barack Obama...
  • 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...
  • Foley beheading reveals barbarity at heart of Islamic State [Commentary]

    Foley beheading reveals barbarity at heart of Islamic State [Commentary]
    Hollywood has come up with some fearsome swarms of monstrous villains -- think of the orcs in "The Hobbit" or the zombies in "World War Z" -- but those computer-generated creatures are nothing compared to the all-too-real swarm of monsters that have...
  • Bergdahl swap illegal, top congressional lawyer says

    WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acted illegally in May when he authorized the release of five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl because he'd failed to provide lawmakers adequate notice of the exchange, the main investigative arm of...
  • Afghans back U.S. pact but worry it won't end violence

    At least one thing appears to be certain about Afghanistan’s long drawn-out presidential election: The winner will sign a bilateral security agreement with the United States. Both candidates, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, have endorsed the...
  • Syria rebels, once hopeful of U.S. weapons, lament lack of firepower

    Syria rebels, once hopeful of U.S. weapons, lament lack of firepower
    As the Syrian government warplane flew overhead, Malik Abu Iskandaroon ran to a storage room and grabbed a Russian-made surface-to-air missile. Moments later, on the roof of the three-story villa, which serves as air force headquarters for the Harakat...
  • NATO backs spearhead force to boost eastern defenses

    NEWPORT Wales (Reuters) - NATO approved wide-ranging plans on Friday to boost its defenses in eastern Europe, aiming to reassure allies nervous about Russia's intervention in Ukraine that the U.S.-led alliance will shield them from any attack. The plan,...