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Insurgents seize two more Iraqi towns; Obama threatens airstrikes

Jun 14, 2014

Insurgents seize two more Iraqi towns; Obama threatens airstrikes

Islamist rebel fighters captured two more Iraqi towns overnight in a relentless sweep south toward the capital Baghdad in a campaign to re-create a medieval caliphate carved out of fragmenting Iraq and Syria. U.S. President Barack Obama threatened military strikes against the radical Islamic ...

Abe to cut business tax but mum on how

Jun 14, 2014

Abe to cut business tax but mum on how

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Friday to reduce the 35 percent corporate tax rate to under 30 percent in the next few years in an attempt to boost foreign investment and bolster the economy. Abe also said that his administration will secure other financial ...

Boeing parts makers stay on for 777X

Jun 14, 2014

Boeing parts makers stay on for 777X

Boeing has inked a deal for five Japanese companies to manufacture key components for its twin-aisle 777X jets, but the contract doesn’t include the wings, which were a source of delays for the 787 Dreamliner. The Japanese firms will make about 21 percent of ...

Jun 14, 2014

Iraq collapsing

Islamic militants have overrun northern Iraq, taking control of the country's second-largest city and sparking fears of the collapse of the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

Jun 14, 2014

Gadhafi casts a long shadow

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Libya's leaders — and their Western benefactors — must realize that only modernization of Libya's state and society — the agenda that Moammar Gadhafi pursued, albeit in a perverted form — will ensure the country's survival.

Jun 14, 2014

Kagan and the ruin of ideas

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Neocon commentator Robert Kagan's belief — detailed in his new book "The World America Made" — that the world will benefit from a benevolent American suzerainty, despite the side effects of the Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghan wars, beggars the imagination.

Jun 14, 2014

Hillary Clinton breathes, we hold our breath

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Hillary Clinton's book, "Hard Choices," is another tease in the dance of the seven veils. Her book is neither fish nor fowl, neither an autobiography like Barack Obama's "Audacity of Hope" nor a thrown-together candidate presentation like Mitt Romney's "No Apology: The Case for ...

Lowly Lions hammer Carp

Jun 14, 2014

Lowly Lions hammer Carp

Seibu newcomer Ernesto Mejia homered for the second straight game, while Takeya Nakamura belted his 250th career home run as the Pacific League cellar-dwelling Lions hammered the Hiroshima Carp 7-0 on Friday evening. Before a crowd of 26,737 at Seibu Dome, Mejia opened the ...

Spurs pound Heat again

Jun 14, 2014

Spurs pound Heat again

Here they are again, back on the brink of a championship. It slipped away from the San Antonio Spurs last year, but it would take something special — historic, actually — to stop them now. The Miami Heat would have to make the biggest ...

Scherzer throws first complete game

Jun 14, 2014

Scherzer throws first complete game

Max Scherzer already has a Cy Young Award. Now he has a complete game. Scherzer tossed a three-hitter in his 179th career start for his first complete game and Victor Martinez hit his 16th homer Thursday to lead the Detroit Tigers a 4-0 win ...

Kaymer fires 65 to take early lead at U.S. Open

Jun 14, 2014

Kaymer fires 65 to take early lead at U.S. Open

Three days of practice at the new Pinehurst No. 2 was enough to make Martin Kaymer believe this would be the same old U.S. Open. So when he walked off the course on the eve of golf’s toughest test and was asked what he ...