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  • Jewish settlers clash with Israeli police

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of Jewish West Bank settlers clashed with Israeli security forces on Tuesday, hurling stones and bottles at the officers in one of the most serious confrontations with militant settlers in years. The violence was sparked when large numbers of Israeli police and...

  • Iran, 6 powers seek to narrow nuclear differences

    VIENNA (AP) — Negotiators for Iran and six world powers on Tuesday focused for the first time on the concrete shape of a deal meant to result in long-term curbs on Tehran's nuclear program. With less than three months to go before an informal July deadline, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad...

  • Ukraine feels nervous as big powers debate fate

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — As top diplomats from Russia and the United States have met in Europe's capitals to decide Ukraine's fate in recent weeks, there's been a conspicuous absence: a representative from Ukraine. Russia has refused to deal with Ukraine's new government since protests in...

  • Pro-Russians call east Ukraine region independent

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Moscow activists barricaded inside government buildings in eastern Ukraine proclaimed their regions independent Monday and called for a referendum on seceding from Ukraine — an ominous echo of the events that led to Russia's annexation of Crimea. The Ukrainian...

  • John Kerry to meet with top diplomats on Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry agreed Monday to meet with top diplomats from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union in a new push to calm tensions in eastern Ukraine, as the White House threatened further sanctions if Moscow intervenes. Kerry's meeting with his counterparts...

  • Court rejects early appeal of surveillance ruling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday declined an early look at a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records, instead allowing the dispute to work its way through the usual lower-court process. The decision...

  • White House: 'Russian pressure' behind new unrest in Ukraine

    The White House blamed “increased Russian pressure” for new unrest in Ukraine and urged the Kremlin to “cease all efforts to destabilize” their neighbor.

  • Israeli-Palestinian peace talks continue despite serious setbacks

    The Mideast peace talks are showing signs of life after nearly foundering last week with Israeli and Palestinian negotiators meeting Sunday night to discuss ways to jump-start the process, according to a State Department spokeswoman.

  • Plane intercepted in restricted airspace around DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say two F-16 fighter jets intercepted a small civilian plane in restricted airspace around the nation's capital over the weekend and that the pilot reported he didn't realize he had entered an area that was off limits. The North American Aerospace Defense...

  • Navy to hold memorial for slain sailor from Md.

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy is holding a memorial service for a sailor from Maryland who was fatally shot at Naval Station Norfolk. The service for 24-year-old Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark A. Mayor is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Norfolk base. The Navy has said Mayo was shot March 24...

  • Marine Corps chief opens naval exposition in Md.

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The commandant of the Marine Corps, General James Amos, is among the speakers at a National Harbor trade show billed as the largest maritime exposition in North America. The Navy League Sea-Air-Space expo begins Monday at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center...

  • Chuck Hagel to tour China's new aircraft carrier

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to get a rare tour Monday of China's first aircraft carrier, becoming the first foreign visitor to go aboard the ship. A senior defense official said Hagel requested the visit, which comes a day after he told reporters that China...

  • Hezbollah: Danger to Syria's president eliminated

    BEIRUT (AP) — The government of Syrian President Bashar Assad is no longer in danger of falling, the leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group said in an interview with a Lebanese newspaper. In an interview with daily newspaper As-Safir, Hassan Nasrallah also said the threat of bombings in...

  • Afghan election hailed as Taliban threat remains

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans and the international community hailed its presidential election as a triumph of democracy over violence Sunday, despite complaints about ballot shortages and sporadic fraud after millions of people braved a Taliban threat to vote for a new president. But some...

  • US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter North Korea

    In unusually forceful remarks about China, Hagel drew a direct line between Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimea region and the ongoing territorial disputes between China, Japan and others over remote islands in the East China Sea.



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