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  • House to vote Wednesday on training Syrian rebels, at least temporarily

    WASHINGTON The House of Representatives is expected to approve a short-term measure Wednesday that would keep the federal government open after the fiscal year ends Sept. 30 and temporarily authorize the training and arming of Syrian rebels to battle...
  • U.S. scouts for Sunni allies on the ground in Iraq

    BAGHDAD/AMMAN (Reuters) - Unwilling to send U.S. troops back to Iraq, Washington is trying to persuade armed Sunni factions and tribal figures to fight Islamic State militants in an echo of the "Awakening" movement that drove al Qaeda from the country six...
  • Turkish reluctance hurts U.S. plans for coalition against Islamic State

    ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - When Washington takes its bombing campaign against Islamic State fighters into Syria, the most it can probably hope for from one of its closest allies in the region will be grudging consent. Turkey, a NATO member with a big U....
  • Long quest for Gettysburg hero's Medal of Honor finally reached

    DELAFIELD, Wis. Margaret Zerwekh can't remember when she started her crusade, but it was some time in the 1980s. When Zerwekh moved in 1967 to a home built as a grist mill on land that had once been home to the Cushings, the amateur historian wanted to...
  • U.S. general does not rule out ground troops in Iraq

    U.S. general does not rule out ground troops in Iraq
    The most senior U.S. military officer raised the possibility on Tuesday that U.S. troops might need to take on a larger ground role as they fend off Islamic State militants in Iraq, but the White House stressed there would be no combat mission for U.S....
  • US troops dispatched to fight Ebola will find an epidemic out of control, UN says

    GENEVA The World Health Organization warned Tuesday that the agency now expects tens of thousands of people will be infected with the Ebola virus before the current epidemic is contained, and it called for nations to commit far more resources to combating...
  • SpaceX must meet high standard to get rocket certified : U.S. officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior U.S. Air Force officials on Tuesday said they favored competition for military rocket launches, but the Air Force needed to stick to its high standards in certifying the Falcon 9 rocket, built by privately-held Space...
  • More Russian troops in Crimea would undermine Ukraine ceasefire-NATO

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Any increase in Russian troops in Ukraine's Crimea region would raise tensions and undermine the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, NATO said on Tuesday. Russia earlier said it might send more troops to its newly-annexed territory of...
  • Russia says weapons from NATO states would abet war crimes in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Parliamentary Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said on Tuesday any deliveries of weapons from NATO countries to Kiev would be abetting war crimes being committed in eastern Ukraine. Earlier this month, a senior Ukrainian official...
  • Obama has bipartisan support against Islamic State, still faces doubts

    President Obama and his advisors appear to have convinced Americans that the Islamic State militants wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria are a threat to the U.S. This week he'll try to prove he's capable of taking them on. In laying out a plan to use U.S....
  • Ukraine ratifies EU deal, offers special status to rebels

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine ratified a sweeping agreement with the European Union on Tuesday - an issue at the heart of the Russia-West crisis over its future - and sought to blunt the independence drive of Russian-backed separatists by offering them...