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  • Defense nominee Ashton Carter known for eclectic interests

    Even as a young man, Ashton Carter had eclectic interests, earning degrees in physics and medieval history at Yale, and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. "There was no relationship between them...
  • Hagel dismisses reports he resigned over differences with Obama

    Hagel dismisses reports he resigned over differences with Obama
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday his resignation last week was not prompted by "major differences" with President Barack Obama, pushing back against statements that he had been fired or quit due to White House micromanagement. Hagel,...
  • U.S.: Other countries willing to launch air strikes in Syria

    U.S.: Other countries willing to launch air strikes in Syria
    The United States says other countries are willing to launch air strikes in Syria against Islamic State militants and its U.N. ambassador predicted on Sunday: "We will not do the air strikes alone." Washington is trying to build an international...
  • Politics of Ebola as deadly as the virus

    Politics of Ebola as deadly as the virus
    The arrival of a man infected with Ebola virus in Lagos, Nigeria — Africa's largest city — last week was certainly an alarming development, but it's also in some ways a distraction. Nigeria has far more resources to throw at the problem than...
  • U.S. urges 'precise operation' from Israel in Gaza ground campaign

    U.S. urges 'precise operation' from Israel in Gaza ground campaign
    Israel launched a Gaza ground campaign after 10 days of bombardments from the air and sea failed to stop militants' rocket attacks, stepping up an offensive that already has taken a heavy toll in civilian lives. Israel signalled the invasion would be...
  • Kerry makes case against Russia in Malaysia plane's downing

    Kerry makes case against Russia in Malaysia plane's downing
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry laid out what he called overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as international horror deepened over the fate of the victims' remains. Kerry demanded that...
  • U.S. says rescue mission for Iraq's Yazidis less likely after visit

    U.S. says rescue mission for Iraq's Yazidis less likely after visit
    A U.S. mission to evacuate Iraqi civilians trapped on a mountain by Sunni militant fighters is far less likely after a U.S. assessment team sent there on Wednesday found the humanitarian situation not as grave as expected, the Pentagon said. A team of U....
  • Obama: 'We broke the ISIL siege'

    Obama: 'We broke the ISIL siege'
    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday the Islamist militant siege of Iraq's Mount Sinjar had been broken and most U.S. military personnel sent to assess the situation would be pulled out of Iraq in coming days. He told reporters he did not...
  • Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet 'by mistake,' U.S. says

    Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet 'by mistake,' U.S. says
    The U.S. government believes that pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realizing it was a civilian passenger flight, U.S. intelligence officials said on Tuesday. The officials, who spoke on condition of...
  • China will not fill U.S void in Afghanistan but will help rebuild: official

    China does not seek to fill a void left in Afghanistan by the withdrawal of U.S. troops but will play a "huge" commercial role in helping rebuild the country, a newly appointed Chinese special envoy said Monday. China, which is connected to...
  • Islamic State defies air strikes by shelling Syrian Kurdish town

    Islamic State defies air strikes by shelling Syrian Kurdish town
    New U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State fighters failed to stop them from pressing their assault on a strategic Syrian town near the Turkish border on Saturday, hitting it with shell fire for the first time. The U.S. Central Command (Centcom) said...