Jared Knowles

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Putin is in 'Catbird's Seat,' Ex-Defense Secretary Gates Says

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama needs to look "two or three moves out" as he weighs his response to Russia's seizure of Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula, former defense secretary Robert Gates said on Sunday.<p>Gates, a Russia expert and former CIA chief, portrayed a difficult path for Obama in which …

The Steel in Barack Obama’s Spine

In Ukraine, the president may face his toughest foreign policy test yet. Is he up to the task?<p>As Vladimir Putin’s troops seize control of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, President Obama is facing what some have called the biggest foreign policy challenge of his presidency. True or not, it’s clear his …

China will defend itself, warns Beijing ahead of likely military spending rise

China's military is prepared to respond to all threats to the country's sovereignty, its vice-foreign minister has said ahead of the expected announcement of another big increase in Chinese defence spending.<p>Fu Ying said China supported resolving disputes with other states through negotiations and …

Putin: Use of force is last resort in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country reserves the right to use all means to protect its citizens in eastern Ukraine, but added that the use of force would be the "last resort".<p>This developed as warning shots were fired on Tuesday when unarmed Ukrainian soldiers approached Russian …

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John Kerry Arrives in Ukraine to Show Solidarity With New Leaders

Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Ukraine Tuesday to show solidarity with the country's embattled new leaders as they dealt with Russia's occupation of the Crimean Peninsula.<p>Senior officials aboard Kerry's overnight flight to Kiev told NBC News that the U.S. still believes Russian President …

Ohio State's Mormon President Really Doesn't Like Catholics

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>So much for religious tolerance! E. Gordon Gee, the handsomely-paid 69-year-old president of (The) …

FBI Agent Took Gifts and Cash, Ex-Mobster Informant Alleges

The FBI has opened an investigation into accusations that one of its agents took lavish gifts and cash from an informant who has been indicted in the …