At NATO, goal is to curb Russia but not provoke it
NEWPORT, Wales (AP) -- The heady "we won the Cold War" days are over. When President Obama and other NATO leaders assemble here Thursday for a key summit meeting, their No. 1 goal will be an old and familiar one: protecting vulnerable alliance members from Russia, without goading the Kremlin into military action....
Obama aims to show solidarity with Baltics
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) -- President Barack Obama will stand shoulder to shoulder with Baltic leaders Wednesday in a show of solidarity with NATO allies who fear they could be the next target of Russia's aggression....
Report accuses Islamic State group of war crimes
BAGHDAD (AP) -- An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of systematic "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq targeting indigenous religious minorities, as well as conducting mass killings of men and abducting women....
UN: 4 peacekeepers killed in north Mali, 15 hurt
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- At least four U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 15 wounded when their convoy hit a mine in northern Mali on Tuesday, a spokesman said....
Russian photojournalist killed in eastern Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's state-owned RIA Novosti news agency says one of its photojournalists has died in eastern Ukraine....
UK team unlocking secrets of North Korea volcano
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- More than a thousand years ago, a huge volcano straddling the border between North Korea and China was the site of one of the biggest eruptions in human history, blanketing eastern Asia in its ash. But unlike other major volcanos around the world, the remote and politically sensitive Mount Paektu remains almost a complete mystery to foreign scientists who have - until recently - been unable to conduct on-site studies....
Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points....
Fuel price hike looms for Indonesia's new leader
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- The first item on the to-do list of Indonesia's president-elect is one that successive leaders have struggled with, and could be his toughest: how to wean the country off fuel subsidies that make gasoline almost as cheap as bottled water....
Second Syria beheading raises stakes for US
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State extremists have released a video purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warned President Barack Obama that continuing airstrikes against the group in Iraq will be met with the killing of more Western captives....
News Guide: Thailand's surrogacy scandals and laws
BANGKOK (AP) -- A string of recent scandals has lifted a lid on Thailand's largely unregulated commercial surrogacy industry, which has been around for over a decade. Here's a look at the controversies, some of the ethical dilemmas they have raised and the Thai military government's new draft law that is expected to outlaw the business of surrogacy....
Yesterday an internet video entitled “A Second Message to America” purports to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, the second American journalist beheaded in less than a month by the terorrist group ISIL. Meanwhile, U.S. Foreign Policy bars paying ransom to terrorist organizations in exchange for captured American hostages. According to a recent Reuters-Ipsos poll, 62-percent of Americans say they agree with the U.S. policy while 22 percent disagreed.
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