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  • Heavy rocket fire from Gaza Strip prompts Israeli warnings

    Heavy rocket fire from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Thursday, further heightening tension in the region and prompting retaliatory airstrikes. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued stern warnings to Palestinians about the...
  • U.S. 'concerned' about being barred from GSK-linked China trial

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The United States is worried that its officials have been barred from attending the Aug. 7 trial in China of British investigator Peter Humphrey and his American wife Yu Yingzeng after the couple were arrested last year following work...
  • On the Spot: Beware the phone and email scams

    On the Spot: Beware the phone and email scams
    Everybody seems to be having money troubles this summer. At home, we're getting constant calls from the Internal Revenue Service, demanding payment. At work, an area travel agent emailed to say that she'd been attacked by gunmen in Malaysia, where they'...
  • Iraqi army stalls in bid to retake Tikrit

    Iraqi army stalls in bid to retake Tikrit
    The Iraqi military’s push to retake the flash-point city of Tikrit faltered Sunday in a sign of the difficulties facing government forces as they attempt to wrest control of key areas of the country back from a determined Sunni Muslim insurgency....
  • Robert Ames and the CIA's history of back-channel talks with 'the bad guys'

     Robert Ames and the CIA's history of back-channel talks with 'the bad guys'
    When reports surfaced in Washington this month that the Obama administration has been holding secret back-channel talks with Hamas over the last six months, the denials came swiftly. "These assertions are completely untrue," proclaimed State Department...
  • Lehigh wrestlers heads to National Wrestling Hall of Fame

    Former Lehigh University wrestler Colin Kilrain, a four-time EIWA champion and three-time third-place finisher at the NCAA Championships, is being inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Okla. this weekend. Joining Kilrain as...
  • World watch: News affecting world travel

     World watch: News affecting world travel
    Costa Rica: Tourists are being warned to keep safe distances from crocodiles while visiting many parts of the country during the animals' summer breeding season. At least two people have been killed by the crocodiles in recent months, with one man...
  • Iraq vets say Obama's promise of no combat for U.S. advisers will be hard to keep

    WASHINGTON Given how quickly Iraqi security forces have ceded large chunks of territory to Islamist militants in the last week, Americans who've fought in Iraq say President Barack Obama's insistence that the up to 300 military advisers headed there...
  • Bob Ray Sanders: Because Iraq is not 'one people,' it will always be in conflict

    Once the United States had extricated itself from the quagmire known as the Iraq war, many people assumed that the United States would let the country stand on its own, able to defend its borders and newfound democracy. But in truth, while Iraq had the...
  • Explosion at Nigeria venue for World Cup viewing killed at least 14

    An explosion at an open-air World Cup viewing venue in northern Nigeria killed at least 14 people and injured many others, according to police. Police Assistant Superintendent Nathan Cheghan told the Associated Press that 26 people were wounded in the...
  • U.S. troops return to Iraq ... too little, too late?

    George W. Bush never claimed to be prescient, but here he is in 2007, warning us what would happen if the United States prematurely pulled its troops out of Iraq before Iraqi forces were sufficiently trained, equipped and motivated to defend the country...
  • Obama to send up to 300 advisors to 'train, advise and support' Iraq

    Obama to send up to 300 advisors to 'train, advise and support' Iraq
    President Obama said Thursday that he is prepared to send up to 300 U.S. military advisors to Iraq to help government security forces fend off the Islamic militants who have seized up to a third of the country. Speaking to the nation, Obama said the U....