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  • Biden: US would help Iraq pursue federal system

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says the U.S. is prepared to help Iraq pursue a federal system that would decentralize power away from Baghdad. In an opinion piece in The Washington Post, Biden says Iraq is making progress in forming a new government. But he says sectarian divisions...

  • Obama and the 'wrong side of history'

    The great task for a leader of the United States, President Obama appears to believe, is to get out of history's way.

  • Pentagon to Russia: Remove your trucks from Ukraine

    The Pentagon on Friday condemned Russian forces for sending a 90-truck convoy into Ukraine and demanded that they remove their vehicles and personnel from the territory "immediately."

  • Has ISIS transformed the vacationer in the Oval Office?

    President Obama is still vacationing in Martha's Vineyard as this is written. But he may have experienced a jolting encounter with a grim reality.

  • This time around, Rick Perry rolls his sleeves up

    Gov. Rick Perry is working a little harder as his second presidential campaign gets underway.

  • Iran's parliament dismisses moderate minister

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In a move led by hard-line lawmakers, Iran's parliament dismissed the country's science minister Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities, dealing a blow to moderate President Hassan Rouhani. The no-confidence vote against Science, Research...

  • Angela Merkel's Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine's crisis — showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend — underlines Germany's increasing ambition to transform itself from economic power to diplomatic heavyweight. Merkel and her foreign minister,...

  • Germany, Italy, ready to send arms to Iraq Kurds

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany is prepared to arm Kurdish fighters battling Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq, officials said Wednesday. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier cited the "barbaric" actions of the Islamic State group that has taken control of large parts of Iraq in recent weeks, and the...

  • Israeli-US relations tested once again in Gaza war

    JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israel completes its damage assessment from its latest war with Hamas, it may conclude that one of the biggest casualties was its all-important relationship with the United States. A recent American decision to hold back on the delivery of advanced Hellfire missiles...

  • Editorial cartoon: The ice bucket challenge

    Cartoon by Bob Gorrell/Creators Syndicate.

  • Accidental US Embassy shooting in Jordan wounds 2

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — An accidental shooting at the U.S. Embassy in Jordan wounded two local guards Tuesday, authorities said. Jordanian police spokesman Amer al-Sartawi said the shooting wounded one guard in the hand and the other in the leg. He described the shooting as an accident, but did...

  • U.S. blacklists Gaza-based extremist group

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has placed a Gaza-based extremist group on several terrorism blacklists, freezing any assets it may have in U.S. jurisdictions and barring Americans from transactions with it. The departments of State and Treasury announced Tuesday they had designated...

  • New US strikes in Iraq include land-based bombers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is expanding its air campaign in Iraq with attacks aimed at helping Iraqi forces regain control of the strategic Mosul dam. The White House said President Barack Obama notified Congress Sunday that the widened mission would be limited in duration and scope. The White...

  • President Obama's zero-sum worldview

    We have a leader today who has a zero-sum worldview. It is not surprising that today's world, at home and abroad, increasingly shows these characteristics.

  • John Kerry talks Asian relationships, trade pact

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's address to Hawaii's East-West Center think tank this week drew attention primarily for its focus on the need for a constructive relationship with China to ensure regional peace and stability. However, Kerry touched also on U.S. relationships...



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