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  • If Crimea can vote to secede, why can't, say, Texas?

    If Crimea can vote to secede, why can't, say, Texas?
    In his combative speech to members of the Russian parliament and other dignitaries Tuesday, Vladimir Putin played his trump card in defending the secession of Crimea from Ukraine. Putin pointed to “the well-known Kosovo precedent, a precedent...
  • U.S. orders Syria to close its embassy in Washington

    U.S. orders Syria to close its embassy in Washington
    WASHINGTON -– The Obama administration marked the third anniversary of the start of Syria's civil war Tuesday by ordering Damascus to close its embassy in Washington and expelling its diplomats, though it did not break diplomatic relations with...
  • Navy SEALs seize tanker in illegal sale of Libyan oil

    Navy SEALs seize tanker in illegal sale of Libyan oil
    CAIRO — Did a charismatic Libyan rebel chieftain with big ambitions overreach? Trying to put a $36-million cargo of crude oil on the black market was an extraordinarily bold move by Ibrahim Jathran, a militia commander whose fighters played a role...
  • U.S. imposes new sanctions on 7 Russians, several Ukrainians

    U.S. imposes new sanctions on 7 Russians, several Ukrainians
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama has signed an order that imposes sanctions on seven Russian government officials, including a deputy prime minister and one of President Vladimir Putin's closest advisers. In a statement, the White House said Russia's...
  • Europe imposes first round of sanctions on Crimean, Russia officials

    Europe imposes first round of sanctions on Crimean, Russia officials
    LONDON — Europe’s top diplomats began huddling in Brussels on Monday to finalize sanctions on individuals leading the drive to split Crimea off from Ukraine and deliver it to Russia. The EU effort is likely to increase tensions with Moscow....
  • Syrian military retakes Yabroud, a rebel stronghold

    Syrian military retakes Yabroud, a rebel stronghold
    BEIRUT — Syrian forces have overrun a strategic rebel stronghold close to the Lebanese border, the military said Sunday, in the latest battlefield victory for the government of President Bashar Assad. The official news service reported that Syrian...
  • Contentious referendum looks to seal Crimea fate

    PEREVALNE, Ukraine — Shortly after hundreds of polling stations opened across the breakaway Ukraine's Autonomous Republic of Crimea on Sunday, it became increasingly clear that after 23 years of being part of the Ukraine Crimean peninsula washed...
  • U.N. General Assembly rebukes Russia over Ukraine

    U.N. General Assembly rebukes Russia over Ukraine
    The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution declaring Crimea’s referendum on independence illegal, a move that U.S. and European diplomats hope will help deter Russia from seizing more of Ukraine. The measure, sponsored...
  • Yee's arrest another blow against Democrats' hold on Senate

    Yee's arrest another blow against Democrats' hold on Senate
    SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Leland Yee, a child psychologist and veteran lawmaker, was a visible member of the Capitol's Democratic majority who most recently has done much of his work out of the spotlight. He focused on issues involving mental...
  • Egypt's leader Abdel Fattah Sisi announces candidacy for president

    Egypt's leader Abdel Fattah Sisi announces candidacy for president
    CAIRO — Like an Arabian fable, it was the candidacy of a thousand and one hints. After months of carefully choreographed suggestions that he would seek the presidency, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi, the man who toppled Egypt's first...
  • Medical marijuana eases some MS symptoms, neurologists report

    Medical marijuana eases some MS symptoms, neurologists report
    There is strong evidence that medical marijuana pills may reduce symptoms of spasticity and pain reported by multiple sclerosis patients, but little proof that smoking pot offers the same benefit, according to new alternative treatment guidelines released...