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Dec 3, 2014

Israeli government crumbles; new election planned

Israel’s divided government fell apart Tuesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two rebellious Cabinet ministers and called for a new election more than two years ahead of schedule. Netanyahu’s announcement plunges the country into a bitter campaign that seemed unlikely just a few ...

Jeb Bush condemns Obama immigration order

Dec 2, 2014

Jeb Bush condemns Obama immigration order

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush hinted Monday that a decision on his presidential ambitions is coming “in short order” as he condemned President Barack Obama’s recent immigration order for going “way beyond” what other presidents have done — including his own father. Bush, the ...

Dec 2, 2014

Obama dealt major setback in closing Guantanamo

President Barack Obama’s 5-year-old campaign to close the federal prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, suffered a major setback as lawmakers finalizing the annual defense policy bill rejected steps toward shuttering the facility. Democratic Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, the chairman of the Armed Services ...

Russia lashes out at NATO over Ukraine conflict

Dec 2, 2014

Russia lashes out at NATO over Ukraine conflict

Russia has lashed out at NATO, saying the alliance risked “destabilizing” Europe with military drills linked to a spike in tensions over the Ukraine crisis. Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov said Monday the U.S.-led military alliance was “trying to destabilize the world’s most ...

Dec 2, 2014

Jeb Bush maintains profile as he weighs 2016 run

Republican Jeb Bush is keeping his public profile high with multiple appearances in Washington on Monday as he decides whether to run for president. The former Florida governor, a son of one former president and brother of another, is seen as the early favorite ...