Ukrainians leave, citing rebel area mismanagement

Mar 16, 2015

Ukrainians leave, citing rebel area mismanagement

Looking out over the several hundred cars lined up to cross into Russia from rebel-held eastern Ukraine, Vladimir curses the separatist authorities who he says are forcing people to venture out of the rebel stronghold in search of basic needs. In contrast to the ...

Iraqi Kurds claim Islamic State group used chemical weapons

Mar 15, 2015

Iraqi Kurds claim Islamic State group used chemical weapons

Kurdish authorities in Iraq said Saturday they have evidence that the Islamic State group used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against peshmerga fighters, the latest alleged atrocity carried out by the extremist organization now under attack in Tikrit. The allegation by the Kurdistan ...

Mar 14, 2015

U.S. official says China has put draft counterterrorism law on hold

China has effectively put on hold a draft counterterrorism law that will require technology firms to hand over sensitive information to government officials, a senior U.S. official said. Tensions over cybersecurity and technology policy are a major irritant in U.S.-China relations and President Barack ...

Quick answers to double shooting elude police in Ferguson

Mar 14, 2015

Quick answers to double shooting elude police in Ferguson

Nearly 48 hours after two officers were shot in racially charged Ferguson, Missouri, investigators had dozens of leads but no arrests to report on Friday in the hunt for a gunman who turned a late-night protest against police into bedlam. St. Louis County Police ...

Mar 12, 2015

U.S. to send Ukraine drones, more aid, but no lethal weapons

The United States announced Wednesday that it is sending small unarmed drones, armored Humvees and other assistance to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. Lethal weapons were not included, to the dismay of some U.S. lawmakers. The White House said President Barack Obama ...

Two police officers shot in Ferguson: report

Mar 12, 2015

Two police officers shot in Ferguson: report

Two police officers were shot outside the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday as protesters gathered following the resignation of the city’s embattled police chief, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The shots were fired as what had earlier been a crowd of about 150 people ...

Ferguson city manager out after Justice Department report

Mar 11, 2015

Ferguson city manager out after Justice Department report

The Ferguson City Council on Tuesday evening unanimously approved a resolution to part ways with City Manager John Shaw following a scathing Justice Department report that alleged racial bias in the city police department and court system. The St. Louis suburb has been beleaguered ...

Mar 10, 2015

Atlanta-area police officer kills unarmed, naked black man

A white, Atlanta-area police officer shot dead a naked and unarmed black man acting erratically in his apartment complex and who was possibly suffering from a mental illness, the county police chief said. A Dekalb County police officer responded to a caller who said ...

China says Muslim Uighurs have joined Islamic State group

Mar 10, 2015

China says Muslim Uighurs have joined Islamic State group

Chinese officials said Tuesday that members of the country’s Muslim Uighur ethnic minority have gone overseas to fight with the Islamic State group and returned to take part in plots at home. Authorities in the far-western region of Xinjiang, which borders Afghanistan and Pakistan, ...