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Jul 31, 2014

Sanctions seen damaging Russia if not lifted quickly

U.S. and European sanctions against Russia’s energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents. The U.S. and European Union released details Wednesday of new ...

Jul 31, 2014

Libya Islamists seize key Benghazi army base

Islamist groups have seized the army special forces headquarters in Libya’s Benghazi after days of fighting left at least 35 soldiers dead and plunged the country deeper into lawlessness. An Islamist and jihadist alliance announced the capture of the main military base in the ...

Jul 31, 2014

Uighur group says nearly 100 casualties in China clash

A clash in Xinjiang, home to China’s mostly Muslim Uighur minority, left nearly 100 people dead or wounded, an exile group said Wednesday after what authorities called a “terror attack” on a police station and township. Dozens of civilians and assailants were killed and ...

Ban: Israeli attack on U.N. school in Gaza 'unjustifiable'

Jul 31, 2014

Ban: Israeli attack on U.N. school in Gaza 'unjustifiable'

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned an Israeli strike on a Gaza school that killed 16 people as “unjustifiable” Wednesday, calling for those responsible to be held to account. “This morning a U.N. school sheltering thousands of Palestinian families suffered a reprehensible attack,” Ban ...

Israeli troops, using sniffer dogs and robots, hunt for Gaza tunnels

Jul 31, 2014

Israeli troops, using sniffer dogs and robots, hunt for Gaza tunnels

Israeli Col. Tomer was literally tipped off to the tunnel snaking under a Palestinian village when the tank-churned earth gave way under the weight of one of his behemoth bulldozers. Twenty-four hours later, on Wednesday, his forces cleared a greenhouse that had provided cover ...

Jul 31, 2014

Republicans ready to push lawsuit against Obama

Republicans were ready to approve legislation Wednesday authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his signature health care law. The lawsuit was expected to pass through the House of Representatives on strictly party lines. Democrats ...

Japanese search U.S. archives for WWII Saipan MIA info

Jul 31, 2014

Japanese search U.S. archives for WWII Saipan MIA info

Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum’s World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan. The reason for the urgency: ...