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Sep 12, 2014

NATO's new missions won't solve Ukraine, Iraq crises

NATO leaders emerged from a summit in Wales with a plan to protect eastern members from a resurgent Russia, a pledge to reverse the decline in their defense spending, and an embryonic Western coalition to combat Islamic militants in Iraq. Yet despite ringing declarations ...

Sep 12, 2014

Venezuela's U.N. Security Council bid gains backing

Venezuela’s socialist government has quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a diplomatic trophy that long eluded the late Hugo Chavez: a seat on the United Nations Security Council. The unanimous endorsement of Venezuela’s candidacy to represent the region ...

Sep 11, 2014

Republicans rebuff Obama on training Syrian rebels

House Republicans have rebuffed President Barack Obama’s request for explicit approval to train and equip Syrian rebels battling forces seeking creation of an Islamic State and to spend up to $2 billion stabilizing the situation in Ukraine, Iraq and other hotspots, U.S. officials said ...

Dick Cheney lectures Obama on Islamic State

Sep 11, 2014

Dick Cheney lectures Obama on Islamic State

He spent eight years bending the ear of George W. Bush. On Wednesday, former Vice President Dick Cheney sought to advise another U.S. leader, this time over how to contend with violent jihadists. In a Washington speech, Cheney, an architect of the U.S. invasion ...