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NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only'

NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only'

VILNIUS, Lithuania — NATO’s top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country’s east is a “cease-fire in name only,” and said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border, Russia has made it nearly imp…

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Turkish hostages freed, but government story in doubt

Turkish hostages freed, but government story in doubt

Turkish officials greet freed hostages at the airport in Ankara, Turkey, on Saturday. Dozens of hostages seized by Islamic State militants in Iraq three months ago were safely returned.

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Lack of trust keeps Iran, US away from coalition

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran and the United States share a common enemy in the Islamic State militant group, but a deep-seated lack of trust has so far kept the longtime foes from publicly joining hands in a coalition to defeat the extremists.

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Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks

MINSK, Belarus — Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early today to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants and withdraw heavy weapons and foreign fighters in order to ensure a stable truce in eastern Ukraine.

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France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq

PARIS — France is back at America’s side in conducting military strikes in Iraq.

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Iran, 6 powers seek to unblock nuclear talks

UNITED NATIONS — With little more than two months to deadline, Iran and six world powers launched a fresh effort Friday at narrowing stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in exchange for full sanctions relief.

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Fierce fighting in Yemeni capital kills 120

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen battled in Sanaa for a second day Friday in battles that have killed at least 120 people and have shaken the Yemeni capital with thousands fleeing their homes. The violence raises fears that this chronically unstable country could be dra…

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Congress OKs aid for Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Obama outlined scarcely a week ago.

September 18, 2014 4:56 pmLoading…
Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

WASHINGTON — In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to the White House Thursday, but he stopped short of fulfilling his visitor’s urgent request for lethal aid to fight Russian-backed separatists.

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Hamas No. 2: We don’t want another war, but ...

Hamas No. 2: We don’t want another war, but ...

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Hamas does not want another war with Israel, the Islamic militant group’s No. 2 leader said in an interview Thursday, but he suggested more fighting is inevitable unless a deal is reached on ending seven years of Israeli-Egyptian border closures of Hamas-ruled Gaza.

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Overlooked stories of the Civil War

What is the greatest overlooked story of the Civil War?

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Could Jim Webb mount credible challenge to Clinton?

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September 09, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Jonah Goldberg: Upholding America's honor

Jonah Goldberg: Upholding America's honor

Worldwide, people wonder whether America will deliver on its commitments.

September 09, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…

Raymond Graap and Schuyler Hilts: Address your representative about need to get rid of nuclear arms

As members of Physicians for Social Responsibility, we want to encourage each of you to write to a member of Congress about the dangers of nuclear weapons.

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Rep. Raúl Grijalva: Trans-Pacific trade deal is bad for working Americans

Rep. Raúl Grijalva: Trans-Pacific trade deal is bad for working Americans

No matter what line of work you’re in, you should be watching the debate over the emerging trade deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) very closely.

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Leading by example rather than force can restore our global luster

The new year brings hope for fresh thinking in the Obama administration on foreign affairs. Prompt decisions on a few key issues could enhance our posture, improve our security and contribute to the pursuit of peace. Here are moves that should be on the agenda:

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Dear Abby for Dec. 29

Dear Abby for Dec. 29

DEAR ABBY: For 17 years I have been using the same hairstylist, "Marietta," because she does great cuts and color. She's married to my cousin "Gil," but not for long. They're divorcing.

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