• Ukraine's military says one Ukrainian serviceman killed in past 24 hours

    Ukraine's military said on Monday one Ukrainian serviceman was killed and four wounded in separatist eastern territories in the past 24 hours, underscoring the fragility of a two-week-old ceasefire deal. Nonetheless, Ukraine reported a sharp drop in attacks from pro-Russian separatists over the…

  • Kerry rebukes U.N. Rights Council as 'obsessed' with Israel

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday of being obsessed by allegations of Israeli abuses and said the United States would defend Israel against efforts to isolate it. In a speech to the Council in Geneva, Kerry also exhorted the 47-member-state group to…

  • Twitter, law enforcement investigate alleged Islamic State threats

    Twitter Inc and law enforcement authorities are investigating alleged threats made by Islamic State militants against the social media network's co-founder and other employees, the company said in reaction to media reports. "Our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with…

  • Sen. Barbara Mikulski retiring: Will Martin O'Malley run?

    Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D) of Maryland is retiring after five terms in office, according to numerous news reports. The longest-serving female senator in US history been a legislative force in her home state and the nation for a generation, from her political beginnings as a neighborhood activist…

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  • Battle for Tikrit: To recapture Sunni city, Iraq sends mostly Shiite force

    Iraq launched its largest counteroffensive yet against the self-declared Islamic State Monday, the government in Baghdad said, in an effort to retake the city of Tikrit from the group. Iraq is sending some 30,000 troops, primarily volunteer Shiite militias backing Iraqi Army forces, against…

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  • DHS funding fight gives voice to Republicans' growing pragmatist fringe

    On Friday, when House Republicans decided to allow the Department of Homeland Security funding crisis to swallow another week of the congressional calendar, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R) of Florida was not pleased. His point might have been an obvious one yet not one endorsed by House GOP leadership:…

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  • Davutoglu, Erdogan's vision man, saw Turkey as an Islamic world leader

    In its first eight years under Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP), Turkey seemed to be confidently reaching out to both East and West. In 2005, three years after the party came to power, Turkey achieved candidate status to join the European Union. Ankara’s philosophy was…

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  • Israeli court orders state to raze West Bank outpost

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's supreme court has ordered Israeli authorities to demolish one of the oldest and most contentious Jewish settlement outposts in the West Bank.

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  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

    During the week that was in Latin America, Mexico underwent its latest spasm of violence as students, politicians and police eyed each other from opposite sides while 43 missing students failed to reappear alive or dead.

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  • Toronto tunnel mystery solved, say police

    Toronto police said Monday they now know who dug a tunnel near a major sporting venue in the city -- a mystery that has been a source of widespread speculation and conspiracy theories. The tunnel, which also is situated near Toronto's York University, was discovered by a wildlife official walking…

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  • Civil rights group to sue FBI over Chechen man's death

    ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — A civil rights group says it intends to sue the FBI over the death of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while being questioned about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

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  • Netanyahu tells AIPAC that US-Israel alliance strong

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Monday that despite recent differences with the Obama administration over a looming nuclear deal with Iran the alliance between his country and the Unites States was "stronger than ever."

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  • Reports: Turkey detains 10 IS militants

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media reports say police have detained 10 suspected Islamic State militants in raids.

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  • Nemtsov murder witness 'blocked from leaving Russia'

    The chief witness to the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov -- the Ukrainian model who was his girlfriend and was at his side when he was shot -- complained Monday of being kept under guard in Moscow. Ganna Duritska, 23, said she had given all the information she could to…

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  • Netanyahu: Iran nuclear deal threatens Israel's security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Monday that his plans to address Congress are not aimed at disrespecting President Barack Obama, even as he assailed the U.S. leader's bid for a nuclear deal with Iran as a threat to his country's survival.

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  • Google to offer own cellular network plan

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap between the realms of Internet services and mobile device software it dominates.

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  • Lebanon bans basketball fans from games after brawl

    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon has banned basketball fans from attending games after a fist fight broke out between players from rival teams.

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