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  • Photographer finds young Rwandans building a nation of peace

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A long row of school kids are seated on the woodland floor, heads bowed in remembrance of local teachers killed protecting their charges during Rwanda's genocide 20 years ago. It's a haunting image of what these...
  • Don't rule out 'boots on the ground' [Commentary]

    Don't rule out 'boots on the ground' [Commentary]
    Geopolitical analysts are especially fond of quoting Edmund Burke and George Santayana on the folly of ignoring the lessons of history and the dangers of repeating the original decisions. But what's even more imprudent, and potentially fatal, is to...
  • 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...
  • House approves Obama's plan to help Syrian rebels fight Islamic State

    House approves Obama's plan to help Syrian rebels fight Islamic State
    The House on Wednesday approved President Obama's plan to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants, giving the administration a much-needed endorsement of its strategy to defeat the extremist group. But though the Senate was...
  • Islamic State shows captive British journalist in new video

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Thursday that they said shows British journalist John Cantlie in captivity saying he will soon reveal "facts" about the group to counter its portrayal in Western...
  • World holds its breath, mostly hoping Scots vote 'No'

    World holds its breath, mostly hoping Scots vote 'No'
    The world is holding its breath but mostly hoping Scotland will vote "No" to independence from Britain in Thursday's referendum. For reasons of self-interest and geopolitics, major powers from Beijing to Washington and Moscow to New Delhi are quietly...
  • FBI: U.S. airstrikes boost Islamic State, more hostages possible

    FBI: U.S. airstrikes boost Islamic State, more hostages possible
    Support for Islamic State increased after U.S. airstrikes began in Iraq and the militant group may take more hostages to try to force concessions from Washington, the FBI director told Congress on Wednesday. Islamic State is "committed to instilling...
  • U.S. giving $53 million in new aid for Ukraine's struggle with Russian incursion

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States pledged $53 million in fresh aid to Ukraine on Thursday for its struggle against Russia's incursion, including counter-mortar radar equipment, in a gesture of support for visiting Ukraine President Petro...
  • Matthew Pliszka, Pro Baseball Player, Active In Local Sports, Dies At 86

    Matthew Pliszka, a former minor league baseball player and member of the Enfield Athletic Hall of Fame, died July 21. He was 86. Pliszka was born and raised in the Thompsonville part of town and lived in Enfield his entire life. He worked at the...
  • Israel believes Syria kept 'significant' chemical munitions

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel believes Syria has retained caches of combat-ready chemical weapons after giving up raw materials used to produce such munitions under pressure from foreign powers, a senior Israeli official said on Thursday. Summarizing...
  • How Islamic State uses Syria's oil to fuel its advances

    AMMAN (Reuters) - In an oil field in northeastern Syria, trucks line up daily to load crude sold cheaply by Islamic State militants who have hijacked parts of the country's energy industry in their bid to build a caliphate. Sales at Shadada field,...