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  • Obama tries, but he cannot avoid evil

    The more Obama retreats from forcible measures, the more force pursues him. The harder he tries to avoid the suggestion of violence, the more people horribly die.

  • Ukrainian president dissolves parliament

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Monday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions. In a statement on his website, President Petro Poroshenko said snap elections would be held Oct....

  • Iraq premier-designate: militias must follow state

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister-designate called Monday on the country's numerous Shiite militias and tribes to come under government control and stop acting independently, as violence killed at least 58 people in areas where the Muslim sect dominates. The comments by Haider al-Abadi came...

  • Mainstream Media Scream: George Stephanopoulos frets over ISIS 'overreacting'

    This week's Mainstream Media Scream features ABC "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos fretting over strong U.S. action against the terrorist group ISIS.

  • John McCain: On ISIS, Obama is 'strangely detached'

    McCain argued that the president's foreign policy is weak on planning, and that his failure to communicate his ends to Congress has kept him from gaining its support and, in turn, developing a muscular response.

  • 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.



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