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  • Suicide bomber hits NATO convoy in Afghanistan; 2 contractors killed

    Suicide bomber hits NATO convoy in Afghanistan; 2 contractors killed
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two civilians working for the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan were killed Monday in a suicide car bomb attack on a NATO convoy in eastern Kabul, officials said. An official at Pul-e-Charkhi prison, near the site of the...
  • U.S. feeling shut out of Russian security operation at Sochi

    U.S. feeling shut out of Russian security operation at Sochi
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. intelligence officials are frustrated that the Russian government is withholding information about threats to Olympic venues coming from inside Russia, several lawmakers said during talk shows Sunday. "We aren't getting the kind of...
  • Letters: Myth vs. fact on Keystone XL

    Re "The future of Keystone XL," Editorial, Feb. 2 TransCanada hasn't had a spill from our actual oil pipelines. The first Keystone pipeline has safely delivered more than 550 million barrels of oil to U.S. refineries. In 2011 we replaced some fittings...
  • The Syria peace conference: Diplomacy still the best option

     The Syria peace conference: Diplomacy still the best option
    Expectations are understandably low for an international peace conference on Syria that opens Wednesday in Switzerland. It isn't just that the meeting almost didn't happen because of a dispute over whether representatives of Iran would attend. There's...
  • NSA leaker Edward Snowden denies accusation he spied for Russia

    NSA leaker Edward Snowden denies accusation he spied for Russia
    Fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden has denied intimations from U.S. politicians that he colluded with Russian intelligence operatives to steal classified information from the National Security Agency. In a rare interview said to have been conducted...
  • Israel says it broke up Al Qaeda plot to bomb U.S. Embassy

    Israel says it broke up Al Qaeda plot to bomb U.S. Embassy
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli intelligence officials said Wednesday that they had arrested three Palestinians with links to Al Qaeda who were planning a campaign of terrorist attacks across Israel, including a plot to bomb the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. The...
  • Leaked files reveal offshore holdings of rich, politically connected

    Leaked files reveal offshore holdings of rich, politically connected
    BEIJING -- From the brother-in-law of Chinese President Xi Jinping to a daughter of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, thousands of the rich and politically connected have been outed as having secret offshore holdings. The International...
  • Thailand: State Department issues travel alert after violent protests

    Thailand: State Department issues travel alert after violent protests
    The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert for Thailand, warning visitors about demonstrations sparked, in part, by elections next month. "The situation is unpredictable and ongoing demonstration activity, primarily in the greater Bangkok...
  • Biden presses Ukraine president to find peaceful end to crisis

    Biden presses Ukraine president to find peaceful end to crisis
    WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden pressed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in a telephone call Thursday to halt his government’s bloody battle with political protesters, warning that further bloodshed “would have consequences...
  • 'Planet Hillary': Clinton cover prompts critiques

    'Planet Hillary': Clinton cover prompts critiques
    The New York Times Magazine for this Sunday depicts former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as a bizarre-looking planet, inspiring quite a range of reactions. The cover accompanies the story “Planet Hillary” by Amy Chozick, a look...
  • Give up, gay marriage haters: Grammys mass wedding proves you've lost

    Give up, gay marriage haters: Grammys mass wedding proves you've lost
    The movement against gay marriage is starting to seem kind of silly and outdated, no? The Grammys mass wedding moment Sunday¬†— where 33 couples, including a sprinkling of gay ones, were joined in matrimony by Queen Latifah — might have...