More than 700 international activists are speeding along the Mediterranean Sea from Turkey to the Gaza Strip, prepared for a stand-off with Israel.
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Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” would not be completed for several months.
The U.S.-led push for sanctions on Iran has opened a rift between world powers and developing nations, threatening international consensus on efforts to limit the spread of nuclear weapons.
The Senate Armed Services Committee voted on Thursday to allow the Pentagon to repeal its controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
South Korean leaders said on Thursday that they were preparing for a possible hostage situation at a joint industrial park in North Korea.
The Obama administration will send 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to stop illegal immigration and narcotics smuggling.
The White House has endorsed a measure that would repeal the military’s controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
On Monday Britain’s medical council stripped Andrew Wakefield of his license, saying he had “abused his position of trust” and “brought the medical profession into disrepute.”
President Obama is contending with two hot-button issues: gays in the military and government spending.