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Obama Public Approval Rating Worries Democrats

WASHINGTON - In this U.S. congressional election year, it’s already clear that many Democratic candidates are determined to keep some political distance between themselves and President Barack Obama.
Obama’s public approval rating is stuck at around 40 percent, and many Democrats worry that could undermine their hopes to hold their majority in the Senate this year […]

Egypt To Build New Suez Canal

CAIRO - Egypt plans to build a new Suez Canal alongside the existing 145-year-old historic waterway in a multi-billion dollar project aimed at expanding trade along the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia.
The Suez Canal earns Egypt about $5 billion a year in revenues, a vital source of hard currency for a country that […]

US Major General Harold Greene Killed In Afghanista ...

WASHINGTON - A man wearing an Afghan army uniform shot and killed a U.S. general and wounded as many as 15 other U.S. and international troops in Kabul Tuesday.
U.S. officials identified the officer as Major General Harold Greene, a 34-year Army veteran. He is the highest-ranking U.S. serviceman killed in action since the war in […]

US Closes Embassy In Libya

WASHINGTON - The United States has temporarily closed its embassy in Libya and evacuated the staff to neighboring Tunisia because of heavy fighting near the embassy site in Tripoli.
The State Department says it has suspended embassy operations due to “ongoing violence between Libyan militias.”
In a Saturday statement, officials also recommended that U.S. citizens in Libya […]

Texas Governor Rick Perry Deploys National Guard To ...

HOUSTON - Texas Governor Rick Perry ordered his state’s National Guard commander to send 1,000 soldiers to the Texas border with Mexico to help cope with the recent influx of people from Central America seeking refugee status.
Perry said he took the extraordinary measure of activating some of the state’s National Guard troops to help secure […]

UN Condemns Downing Of Passenger Jet

NEW YORK - The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously passed a resolution condemning the downing of the Malaysian passenger jet that killed all 298 aboard, and demanded that pro-Russian separatists controlling the crash site allow investigators unrestricted accesss to the area.
US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, speaking after the UN security council vote […]

Obama Urges Russia To Allow Airliner Investigation

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama is calling on Russia to allow international investigators immediate, full, and unimpeded access to the site in Ukraine where a Malaysian passenger jet was shot down last week.
Obama said Monday the pro-Russian separatists who control the part of eastern Ukraine where the plane went down are preventing international investigators […]

Malaysian Airliner Downed By Missile In Ukraine

WASHINGTON - Russian media reports say a Malaysian airliner flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in eastern Ukraine.
Malaysia Airlines reported on Twitter that it lost contact of a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur over Ukrainian airspace Thursday. The plane was carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew members.
A Ukrainian interior ministry official, Anton […]

Obama Imposes Strict Sanctions Against Russia

WASHINGTON - President Obama says the United States is hitting key Russian sectors with new sanctions for its role in the Ukraine conflict.  The U.S. leader accuses Russia of violating Ukraine’s sovereignty and failing to take steps to end the crisis.
Obama says he and European leaders have repeatedly warned Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop […]

Israel Accepts Egyptian Cease Fire Plan

JERUSALEM - Israel approved an Egyptian-proposed cease-fire with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, but rocket fire has continued from the Hamas-controlled territory.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday warned Hamas that Israel will intensify its weeklong campaign against Gaza if Hamas rejects an Egyptian-proposed cease-fire.
“If Hamas rejects the Egyptian proposal and the rocket fire […]

China To Enforce Clean Coal For Air Pollution Contr ...

SHANGHAI - China’s capital city, Beijing, will enforce the use of cleaner low-sulfur coal from August 1 in a bid to tackle the soaring levels of air pollution that frequently clog the country’s major cities, the official Xinhua media agency said on Saturday.
Beijing will implement strict controls and targets for airborne sulfur from coal, Xinhua […]

Militants Seize Yet Another Iraqi Town

WASHINGTON - Iraqi militants have attacked a town north of Baghdad, seizing local government buildings and killing at least 6 people, including two police officers.
Officials say the assault on Dhuluiya, about 50 miles north of the capital, began early Sunday. Government forces had retaken Dhuluiya last month after it had been overrun by the militants, […]

Israeli Commandos Raid Rocket Launching Site

JERUSALEM - Israel has carried out its first ground operation against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip since launching an offensive against the militants last week.
Officials say Israeli commandos targeted a rocket-launching site Sunday during the brief raid.  Authorities say four Israeli soldiers were slightly wounded during an exchange of gunfire with Palestinian fighters.
Israel also […]

Germany Demands US Spy Leave Country

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the breakdown in trust between her country and the United States over spying shows the two have “fundamentally different conceptions” about the work of intelligence agencies.
Chancellor Merkel told public broadcaster ZDF television Saturday she hoped the U.S. would change its spying behavior, adding that “we are not living […]

Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza Amid Hamas Threats

JERUSALEM - Fighting intensified as Israel continued its Gaza offensive for a fourth day Friday, with Palestinian militants continuing rocket attacks on the Jewish state and rocket fire coming from Lebanon for the first time.
A rocket fired from Lebanon into northern Israel early Friday drew retaliatory artillery fire from Israeli troops.
The rocket, launched around 6 […]

House To File Lawsuit Protecting Constitution

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress traded barbs Thursday as plans for a lawsuit against the president intensify.
The White House released a statement late Thursday saying Republicans backing such a lawsuit are participating in a “political stunt” rather than working with the president to expand economic opportunities for the middle class.
The statement […]

Israel Escalates Airstikes Against Gaza

JERUSALEM - Israel is pressing an offensive against militants in the Gaza Strip for a third day, carrying out deadly airstrikes in a campaign it says is aimed at halting rocket attacks from Gaza.
Airstrikes hit multiple targets in Gaza early Thursday, including killing three people in a car in Gaza City and eight others in […]


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