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World Jan 23Five reasons Americans should be concerned about the crisis in Yemen
Yemen's U.S.-backed president stepped down this week after Houthi rebels seized the capital of Sanaa, further destabilizing the region and hampering America's ability to fight al-Qaida and other extremists targeting the West. The country's parliament will meet Sunday, but the…
World Dec 29Obama won’t rule out U.S. embassy in Iran
WASHINGTON — While President Barack Obama hasn't ruled out the possibility of reopening a U.S. Embassy in Iran, Republicans say the Senate will vote within weeks on a bill to impose more sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear program.
Politics Dec 18Despite pushback from lawmakers, there’s little chance Congress can stop Cuba policy
WASHINGTON — A lack of unanimity in both political parties toward President Barack Obama's sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba complicates any congressional effort to scuttle the most significant change in U.S. policy toward the communist island in 50-plus…
World Oct 23Islamic State group earning $1 million per day in black market oil, U.S. says
WASHINGTON — Islamic State militants are raking in money at a remarkable rate, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday. David Cohen, who leads the department’s effort to undermine…
World Oct 08Ebola outbreak could cost West African countries more than $32 billion
WASHINGTON — The economic impact of the Ebola epidemic could reach $32.6 billion by the end of next year if the disease ravaging Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone spreads to neighboring countries in West Africa, the World Bank Group said…
World Oct 032 out of 3 Americans support U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, Syria
WASHINGTON — Nearly 2 out of 3 Americans back U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria to combat the threat from Islamic extremists, yet half also think there's a high risk of a future terrorist attack on American soil, according to…
Nation Oct 01Military health care system ‘average,’ Hagel says
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday directed military medical officials to show within 45 days how they will improve care, patient safety and access to treatment at underachieving military health care facilities.
Politics Sep 20‘A desire to be recognized’: Why have Americans joined the Islamic State?
Their reasons for joining an extremist cause a half-world away are as varied as their geography and life stories.
World Sep 18U.S. to provide security assistance, but not lethal aid, to Ukraine’s military
WASHINGTON — The United States will provide $46 million in new security assistance to the Ukraine's military but stop short of fulfilling an urgent request from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for lethal aid to help his country fight Russian-backed separatists.
World Jul 27U.S. claims rockets fired from Russia into Ukraine, releases satellite images
The United States released satellite images Sunday that it says back up its claims that rockets have been fired from Russia into eastern Ukraine and heavy artillery for separatists has also crossed the border.