World Topics

Nov 5, 2014

Another George Bush wins an election in Texas

The Bush political dynasty has a new junior member — George P. Bush, who has won an election in Texas for an obscure statewide office, local media reported. The 38-year-old Bush is the nephew of former President George W. Bush, grandson of ex-President George ...

Russia to boycott 2016 Nuclear Security Summit

Nov 5, 2014

Russia to boycott 2016 Nuclear Security Summit

Russia has informed the United States that it will boycott the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, diplomats said on Tuesday, potentially stripping the meeting of one of its key participants and hurting efforts initiated by President Barack Obama to reduce the threat of nuclear terrorism. ...

Ukrainian president sends more troops to the east

Nov 5, 2014

Ukrainian president sends more troops to the east

Ukraine’s president said Tuesday that additional troops are being deployed to the east, where fighting continues to rage between government forces and pro-Russian separatist fighters. Petro Poroshenko said the units would defend cities still under government control against possible incursions. His remarks came after ...

Nov 5, 2014

Britain to send troops to train Iraqi forces: report

Britain is preparing to send troops to Iraq to help train local forces to fight Islamic State militants, The Times newspaper reported Wednesday. The British Ministry of Defence declined to comment on the report but said an announcement would be forthcoming. The newspaper reported ...

Ukraine still has options to fight rebellion — all bad

| Nov 4, 2014

Ukraine still has options to fight rebellion — all bad

Ukraine’s government still has options after separatist elections showed its helplessness against a Russian-backed rebellion. The problem: they’re all bad. Analysts and officials paint a grim scenario facing Ukraine’s pro-Western government as it ponders how to respond to the separatists’ tightening grip on the ...

Qatar cuts its help for Islamists carefully

Nov 4, 2014

Qatar cuts its help for Islamists carefully

Qatar has joined the American-led coalition to fight Islamic State, yet the emirate is a haven for anti-Western groups and foreign diplomats have reported seeing cars with Islamic State logos in an affluent bay district. Such ambiguity runs through Qatari policy. When the United ...