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Islamic State commanders liable for mass war crimes: U.N. | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Islamic State commanders are liable for war crimes on a “massive scale” in northeast Syria, where they spread terror by beheading, stoning and shooting civilians and captured fighters, U.N. investigators said on Friday.<p>Their report, based on over 300 interviews with witnesses and …

Sweden confirms submarine violation

PM vows to defend the country ‘with all available means’ after confirming that a vessel illegally entered its waters last month<p>Sweden has confirmed that a small foreign submarine illegally entered its waters last month, though it remains unclear which country was behind the intrusion.<p>In unusually …

Russian Incursions Into Ukraine Will Loom Large at the G-20 Summit

Leaders from across the world are set to gather in Australia for the G-20 summit this weekend to discuss the health of the global economy; however, …

UN: ISIL committing war crimes in Syria

Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are committing war crimes and crimes against humanity on a large scale in areas under the group's control in Syria, UN investigators say.<p>In its first report focused squarely on acts by ISIL, the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria …

Sweden confirms foreign sub in its waters

A foreign submarine recently trespassed in Swedish territory, officials there said Friday, but they couldn't say what country the vessel belonged to.<p>The Swedish military began an intense sweep of the waters off the coast of Stockholm more than three weeks ago.<p>On Friday, the Swedish Armed Forces …

From Reagan to Obama: How America has created an infrastructure for permanent war

The U.S. has military bases across the Middle East. Is it any wonder we ricochet from one conflict to another?<p>With the launch of a new U.S.-led war in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State (IS), the United States has engaged in aggressive military action in at least 13 countries in the Greater …

David Cameron compares Russia to Nazi Germany on eve of Putin meeting

PM says that the world must 'learn the lessons of history' and be prepared to step up sanctions against Russia<p>David Cameron has compared Russia to Nazi Germany because of its actions in Ukraine on the eve of a tense meeting with Vladimir Putin.<p>Mr Cameron will on Saturday night challenge Mr Putin …

Russia plans bomber flights near U.S. shores

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia plans to send long-range bombers to the Gulf of Mexico in what appears to be Moscow's latest provocative maneuver in its increasingly frosty relations with the West.<p>Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said Wednesday that "we have to maintain (Russia's) military presence in the western …

Pentagon considers having U.S. ground troops fight beside Iraqi forces

ThePentagonis considering sending U.S. troops to fight beside Iraqi soldiers as they take on more complex missions in the battle againstIslamic Statemilitants, according to Gen.Martin Dempsey, the nation's top military officer.<p>American ground troops may have to help Iraqi forces if they move to …

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