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  • Ukraine's interim president issues ultimatum to separatists in east

    Ukraine's interim president issues ultimatum to separatists in east
    MOSCOW -- Vowing that the Russian takeover of Crimea would not be repeated elsewhere in the east of his country, Ukraine’s interim president gave separatists until Monday to lay down their arms and surrender government buildings they have seized...
  • Invading may be President Vladimir Putin's Plan B in Ukraine

    Invading may be President Vladimir Putin's Plan B in Ukraine
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has massed tens of thousands of troops along Ukraine's eastern border, a reminder of his vow to protect ethnic Russians in the neighboring country. Using his army, however, is probably Plan B. Rather than repeating the...
  • Jonathan Pollard, bargaining chip?

    Jonathan Pollard, bargaining chip?
    The latest round of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians is in deep trouble. But the Obama administration shouldn't try to salvage the talks by releasing Jonathan Pollard, the former naval intelligence analyst who is serving a life sentence...
  • Palestinian Authority leader takes step to press issue of statehood

    Palestinian Authority leader takes step to press issue of statehood
    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced plans Tuesday to press the issue of Palestinian statehood by applying for membership in 15 international agencies, despite strong Israeli opposition. The move apparently...
  • Memo to John Kerry: Stay strong on the Middle East

    Memo to John Kerry: Stay strong on the Middle East
    There's a new industry in Washington, Jerusalem and Ramallah. It's called Kerry-bashing: The secretary of State never should have tried to bring about an Israeli-Palestinian deal; he wasted too much time; he's too soft on the Israelis or Palestinians or...
  • Iran nuclear deal negotiators finish preliminary talks

    Iran nuclear deal negotiators finish preliminary talks
    WASHINGTON — Negotiators for Iran and six world powers said Wednesday that they have completed preliminary discussions on Iran's disputed nuclear program and are dashing to finish a long-term comprehensive agreement by July 20. Wrapping up two...
  • Ukraine separatists hold buildings and hostages

    Ukraine separatists hold buildings and hostages
    MOSCOW — Heavily armed separatists held Ukrainian government buildings and hostages Tuesday as tensions increased sharply and threatened to push a dispute over treatment of the country's ethnic Russians into bloodshed. Ukrainian government...
  • Israel's Netanyahu orders ministers to halt ties with Palestinians

    Israel's Netanyahu orders ministers to halt ties with Palestinians
    JERUSALEM — Relations between Israeli and Palestinian leaders continued a downward spiral Wednesday with a new Israeli directive to its ministers to halt cooperation with their Palestinian counterparts. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered...
  • Israeli settlement plans sank peace talks, Kerry says

    Israeli settlement plans sank peace talks, Kerry says
    WASHINGTON  -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Tuesday that Israel’s announcement last week of new housing for Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem led to the breakdown of his eight-month effort to reach a peace deal between Israelis and...
  • U.S. issues fresh warning to Russia over turmoil in Ukraine

    U.S. issues fresh warning to Russia over turmoil in Ukraine
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration Monday accused Russia of promoting separatist agitation in eastern Ukraine and threatened to step up economic sanctions on Moscow unless it reverses course. As pro-Russia separatists in the eastern region seized...
  • Slain U.S. diplomat Anne Smedinghoff is honored at embassy in Kabul

    Slain U.S. diplomat Anne Smedinghoff is honored at embassy in Kabul
    KABUL, Afghanistan — One year after a 25-year-old diplomat from the Chicago area was killed in a car bombing in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul remembered Anne Smedinghoff on Monday by reading poetry and releasing balloons in a...