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Obama, Netanyahu look past years of tensions in last meeting

NEW YORK (AP) — Setting aside years of tensions, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bid each other farewell …

Pentagon says Russian jet likely to blame for attack on aid convoy in Syria

By Karen DeYoung and<p>Karen DeYoung<p>Associate editor and senior national security correspondent<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Erin Cunningham<p>Erin Cunningham<p>Middle East reporter covering Iran, Turkey, Syria and the wider region<p>Email Bio Follow<p>NEW YORK — Secretary of State John F. Kerry and senior officials from two …

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Time for Mugabe to go, says Botswana President Khama

GABORONE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe should step aside without delay and allow new leadership of a country whose political and economic implosion since 2000 is dragging down the whole of southern Africa, Botswana President Ian Khama said.<p>Zimbabwe's President Robert …

Attacker shot outside Israeli Embassy in Turkey

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man was shot in the leg during an attempted attack Wednesday on the Israeli Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.<p>The Turkish man, named as Osman Nuri C. by state-run news agency Anadolu, approached the embassy just after noon local time carrying a bag and a 30-centimeter (11-inch) knife. The …

Taiwan asks Google to blur images showing new South China Sea facilities

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan’s defense ministry said on Wednesday it is asking Google to blur satellite images showing what experts say appear to be new military installations on Itu Aba, Taipei’s sole holding in the disputed South China Sea.<p>The revelation of new military-related construction could …

China Probes Firm Accused of Potentially Aiding North Korea Nuclear Program

BEIJING — Chinese authorities are investigating a company that researchers say sold North Korea materials that can be used by its growing nuclear weapons program.<p>The announcement about Hongxiang Industrial Development Co. in Dandong, a northeastern border city in Liaoning province, was unusually …