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Source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine

Vice President Joe Biden: The incident was "not an accident."

July 17, 2014 8:41 am Related

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Steller: Ukrainians, here and there, defy Russia by existing

You scrape beeswax from a block into a tiny brass funnel wired to the end of a short dowel.

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Michael Gerson: The costs of passivity

History is like a teacher, except armed with truncheons and guns. So what are its recent lessons?

March 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Russia protest held in downtown Tucson

Russia protest held in downtown Tucson

Protestors gathered in downtown Tucson this afternoon to denounce Russia’s actions in Crimea.

March 21, 2014 2:01 pm Photos

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Michael Gerson: A trumpet that always sounds retreat

The Republican Party is undergoing its most significant foreign policy debate since President Richard Nixon dismissed then-Gov. Ronald Reagan as “shallow” and of “limited mental capability,” and Reagan criticized the policy of detente, initiated by Nixon, as “a one-way street that the Soviet…

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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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First, keep Iran from going nuclear

America’s top foreign policy to-do’s in 2014 include preventing Iran from reaching the nuclear threshold, addressing the humanitarian disaster in Syria, containing  Russia, managing a rising China and reclaiming its own voice on human rights. Let’s take these one at a time.

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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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Seeking justice in Syria

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Dallas Morning News:

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McCain slams Putin on Russian news website 


WASHINGTON — Arizona Sen. John McCain insisted he is "more pro-Russian" than President Vladimir Putin, accusing Putin of corruption, repression and self-serving rule in an opinion piece for a Russian news website answering the Russian leader's broadside last week in The New York Times.

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Obama delays Syria vote, says diplomacy may work

WASHINGTON — President Obama said in a nationally televised address Tuesday night that recent diplomatic steps offer “the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons” inside Syria without the use of force, but he also insisted the U.S. military will keep the pressure on President Bash…

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Fitz Blog: Labor Day and such

Labor Day. Here’s to mom. Thanks for pushing. And thanks to the modern labor movement for epidurals.

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Photos: Russians strut their stuff at airshow

Photos: Russians strut their stuff at airshow

The Russians showed of their Su-27 during the International Maritime Defense show in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, July 7, 2013. Take a look at what they have.

July 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Obama in Berlin: Ich bin ein amateur

The question of whether Barack Obama's second term will be a failure was answered in the affirmative before his Berlin debacle, which has recast the question, which now is: Will this term be silly, even scary in its detachment from reality?

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Obama holds a warped view of Russia's Putin

The following editorial appeared Thursday in the Washington Post:

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Photos: Cute little liligers

Look at these photos of cute liliger cubs at a Russian Zoo. A liliger is a cross between a lion and a liger. A liger is a cross between a lion and a tiger.

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Fitz Blog: Easter in the news

Fitz Blog: Easter in the news

Headlines from around the world

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Fitz Blog: One nation's bold response to the meteorite threat

This past week we found ourselves attacked by an object from outer space. Central Russia was the victim of an unprovoked assault by an unknown assailant with a 10-ton meteor. We ask that this aggression be met with an equal response to demonstrate we , the people of earth, led by, we, the Un…

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Nearly 1,000 injured by meteor explosion in Russia

MOSCOW — Nearly 1,000 people have sought help for injuries caused by a meteor that exploded in the sky, blasting out countless windows, a Russian health official says.

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Fitz Blog:News update

The Russian girl band Pussy Riot was sentenced to two years in prison for singing a protest song against Vladimir Putin. Every musical performer in the world should boycott Russia. Except for Barry Manilow. If a Manilow Concert Tour fails to bring Putin to his knees offer to trade Madonna.Th…

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