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  • U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS near Haditha, Mosul dams

    "Our actions, which are in the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States, support Iraqi efforts to defend this critical infrastructure from" ISIS, National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement.

  • Obama won't ask Congress to authorize military action against ISIS

    President Obama signaled on Sunday that he doesn’t intend to ask Congress to authorize additional military action against the Islamic State, but suggested he could seek a vote to make available additional resources. In an interview with NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Obama told host Chuck Todd that...

  • Examiner Q&A with Devin Nunes: 'It might already be too late' for Ukraine

    That Rep. Devin Nunes is critical of President Obama’s strategy for confronting Russia and the Islamic State is hardly surprising. The California Republican is more hawkish than Obama, and more inclined to advocate for the U.S. playing a central leadership role in confronting international...

  • Romney: Hillary Clinton and President Obama 'two peas in the same pod'

    Romney said Clinton deserves equal criticism for Obama's foreign policy, while questioning whether she has the executive experience necessary to run the U.S. government, which he described as "the largest enterprise in the world."

  • Obama regrets golfing after statement on Foley

    President Obama conceded in an interview that he shouldn’t have played golf right after delivering a statement on the beheading of journalist James Foley by the Islamic State. Obama, in an interview with new "Meet The Press" host Chuck Todd, said the “optics” weren’t good. The president said...

  • Can Obama win the fight against ISIS?

    Obama has taken some steps against ISIS, namely bombing strikes in Iraq. But he must do more. It is not enough to try to contain ISIS.

  • Obama's focus on domestic matters has yielded no results

    Obama's assumption that a vigorous foreign policy and a successful domestic agenda are in conflict is wrong.

  • Nigeria: Officials reassure as extremists rampage

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian officials are trying to reassure citizens panicked about a spreading Islamic insurgency in the northeast even as fleeing residents report the extremists are urging people to join their fight and take their children out of school. The Nigerian Defense Ministry...

  • Afghan candidate warns of unrest amid vote dispute

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — "Radicals" backing Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah could foment postelection violence if he isn't given an equitable share of power, his spokesman warned Saturday ahead of a meeting with his rival aimed at resolving a monthslong election dispute. The...

  • Ukraine cease-fire begins, but US still skeptical

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine, Russia and the Kremlin-backed separatists signed a cease-fire deal Friday after five months of bloodshed, and Europe readied additional sanctions on Moscow. NATO leaders created a new force designed to prevent any aggression by Russia against alliance members....

  • NATO creates 'spearhead' to deter Russia

    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — NATO's creation of a rapid-reaction "spearhead" force to protect Eastern Europe from Russian bullying reflects a cool-eyed calculation that Vladimir Putin and his generals won't risk head-to-head confrontation with the U.S. and its nuclear-capable Western European allies....

  • GOP senator seeks new authority against militants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee is pushing legislation authorizing the president to use military force against Islamic state militants in Iraq, Syria and wherever else they threaten U.S. interests. Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma is circulating a draft...

  • Obama visits Stonehenge after NATO summit

    STONEHENGE, England (AP) — President Barack Obama has crossed one off the bucket list. Obama carved out time Friday to play tourist, stopping at Stonehenge before flying back to Washington after attending a NATO summit in Wales. "How cool is this?" he remarked while being led on a guided tour...

  • Canada to send military advisers to Iraq

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada is sending between 50 to 100 military advisers to Iraq as part of an effort to bolster Iraqi forces against Islamic militants after a request from President Barack Obama. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday they will join the U.S. in advising Iraq on how to enable...

  • Salvadoran ex-president turns himself in

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A former Salvadoran president turned himself into authorities on Friday to face charges of embezzlement and illicit enrichment related to a donation by the government of Taiwan. Francisco Flores is accused of embezzling $5.3 million. He is also charged with...



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