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      Russia reaches out to Europe’s far-right parties
      Dec13

      Russia reaches out to Europe’s far-right parties

      VIENNA (AP) — A Russian loan to France’s National Front. Invitations to Moscow for leaders of Austria’s Freedom Party. Praise for Vladimir Putin from the head of Britain’s anti-European Union party. As the diplomatic chill over Ukraine deepens, the Kremlin seems keener than ever to enlist Europe’s far-right parties in its...

      Kerry aims to avert UN crisis on Mideast
      Dec13

      Kerry aims to avert UN crisis on Mideast

      BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes upcoming talks with Israel’s prime minister and European officials will avert the possibility of a U.N. Security Council clash over proposed resolutions dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Meetings set for Kerry next week in Europe aim to unite different...

      TIME’s Person of the Year: The Ebola Fighters
      Dec10

      TIME’s Person of the Year: The Ebola Fighters

      AUSTIN (KXAN) — TIME magazine has released its “Person of the Year,” and this year it goes to “The Ebola Fighters.” Check out more about this TIME says it made the choice because “they risked and persisted, sacrificed and saved.” The choice: Why the Ebola Fighters are TIME’s Person of the Year Who was on the shortlist? TIME managing editor...

      Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to resign
      Nov24

      Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to resign

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House’s insular team of national security advisers. During a White House ceremony, Obama said he and Hagel had determined it was an “appropriate time for...

      Obama calls for dismantling IS ‘network of death’
      Sep24

      Obama calls for dismantling IS ‘network of death’

      UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Declaring the world at a “crossroads between war and peace,” President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle the Islamic State militant group’s “network of death” that has wreaked havoc in the Middle East and drawn the U.S. back into military action in the region. Speaking to the annual...

      Poll: Nation fed up with state of the U.S.
      Aug06

      Poll: Nation fed up with state of the U.S.

      (NBC NEWS) — Two words sum up the nation’s mood in the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll – fed up. Six in 10 Americans are dissatisfied with the state of the U.S. economy; more than 70 percent of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction; and nearly 80 percent are down on the country’s political...

      US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia
      Jul29

      US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred to new action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, followed swiftly by a new round of U.S. penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy. The coordinated sanctions were aimed at increasing pressure on Russian...

      Black box found at site of Air Algerie crash
      Jul25

      Black box found at site of Air Algerie crash

      PARIS (AP) — French soldiers on Friday secured one of the black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that went down in restive northern Mali with the loss of at least 116 people, French President Francois Hollande said Friday. Terrorism has not been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely cause is bad weather. The black box...

      Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands
      Jul25

      Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

      KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels. Human remains continue to be found a...

      Austin woman remembers friend and victim on MH 17
      Jul25

      Austin woman remembers friend and victim on MH 17

      AUSTIN (KXAN) – Thursday marks one week since 298 people died when a Malaysia Airlines jet crashed after a missile shot it down over Eastern Ukraine. It was an international tragedy that has left families and friends heartbroken. “She so embraced our culture and she loved American pancakes, she didn’t understand making peanut...