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  • U.S. imposes new sanctions on Russia

    President Obama tried to ratchet up the pressure on Moscow to stop supporting pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine on Wednesday by announcing new sanctions against several large banks and energy and defense firms in the country.

  • Why the Rand Paul-Rick Perry feud over Iraq is good for U.S. policy

    The GOP's "11th Commandment" was a silly idea to begin with: A little Red-on-Red internecine strife can be good fun, and the issues here are important.

  • Which Republican presidential candidate wrote that headline?

    In guest op-eds in publications as diverse as Politico, the Wall Street Journal and Breitbart.com, several of the major Republican contenders have tried their hands at the columnist game. Can you tell who wrote which op-ed?

  • No Iran breakthrough with John Kerry in Vienna

    VIENNA (AP) — Joint efforts by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and three other Western foreign ministers failed Sunday to advance faltering nuclear talks with Iran, with the target date for a deal only a week away. "There has been no breakthrough today," said British Foreign Secretary...

  • Benjamin Netanyahu calls Israeli military response 'surgical'

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his military has tried to be "surgical" in its attacks on the Gaza Strip, and that he has support from world leaders to respond to rocket fire being launched into his country.

  • John McCain slams Rand Paul's foreign policy

    McCain, speaking Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," characterized Paul's position as a "Fortress America" stance that became popular in the years between the Spanish-American War in 1898 and the U.S. entrance into World War I.

  • US, Germany vow cooperation despite espionage spat

    VIENNA (AP) — The United States and Germany put a brave face on an escalating espionage dispute, stressing on Sunday the importance of their cooperation to solving several global crises but offering little indication they've fully mended ties. After a meeting on the sidelines of nuclear talks...

  • US, China talk cyberhacking amid new allegations

    BEIJING (AP) — Top American officials said Thursday they challenged their counterparts in China to rein in alleged cybersecurity infringements as a new allegation emerged of a brazen attempt by Chinese hackers to break into U.S. government personnel files. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry...

  • Obama skitters, scampers and scuttles away from failure

    Skitter away from your red line in Syria. Scamper off to a meeting you'd previously nixed with Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Scuttle as much as the Constitution as you can.

  • The U.S. has spent $626 million on embassy expansion it may not need in this country

    "Construction requirements have changed, costs have increased, and schedules have been extended" over the past four years for the expansion at the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, GAO says.

  • Hamas says 7 militants killed in Israeli strikes

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel arrested six Jewish suspects Sunday in the grisly slaying of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned alive last week — a crime that set off a wave of violent protests in Arab sections of the country. Leaders of the Jewish state appealed for calm amid signs...

  • Don't sign away US sovereignty with bad treaties

    Fighting to secure and preserve our sovereignty is a defining characteristic of the American people. Unfortunately, in recent years, Washington elites have become increasingly disposed to sign away that blood-bought sovereignty with a pen.

  • Pro-Russia separatists vow to keep up the fight

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Discouraged but defiant, pro-Russia separatists vowed to keep fighting the government in Kiev from the largest city in eastern Ukraine, where they regrouped Sunday after being driven out of a key stronghold. At a rally in a central Donetsk square, the rebels were...

  • Israeli ambassador calls beating of Palestinian-American boy 'disturbing'

    Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer called a video apparently showing the beating of a Palestinian-American teenager at the hands of Israeli police "very disturbing," and said that "excessive force is not something that we accept in Israel."

  • Ukraine claims victory in rebel stronghold

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops forced pro-Russian insurgents out of a key stronghold in the country's embattled east on Saturday, a significant success that suggested the government may finally be making gains in a months-long battle against a spreading separatist insurgency. As...



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