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GOP leader: Obama may act in Iraq without signoff

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and congressional leaders believe he does not need authorization from Congress for some steps he might take …

Obama's Top Spokesman Just Did His Final Briefing, And He Walked Out To A Song From His Favorite Band

Carney walked into the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room to the tune of the song "Motor Away" by Guided By Voices, Carney's favorite band.<p>"Now that is some good rock and roll," Carney said.<p>Carney will hand the reigns to current deputy Josh Earnest, who he said was "more ready" than anyone to take …

US military assets in and near Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama weighs options for potential U.S. intervention in Iraq, the Pentagon has a broad range of ground, air and …

Brazilian police criticised over raid on protest camp

Amnesty International and other human rights groups have condemned police in the World Cup host city Recife for using excessive force to evict protesters from a proposed construction project.<p>Several people were injured by rubber bullets and teargas canisters in Tuesday's dawn attack by police on a …

Exclusive: Iran digs in heels on nuclear centrifuges at Vienna talks - envoys | Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran is refusing to significantly cut the number of centrifuges it intends to keep to produce nuclear fuel, making it hard to imagine a compromise at this week’s talks with six powers, Western and Iranian officials said on Wednesday.<p>European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine …

Iraq's Government Has Officially Asked The US To Launch Airstrikes Against Jihadi Militants

ISIS, and its coalition of Sunni militant groups, overran Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, last week.<p>Earlier today, the jihadists seized Iraq's largest oil refinery.<p>ISIS also controls dams on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, threatening the majority of Iraq's water supply.<p>A number of prominent …

Iraq Official Says Iran's Military Mastermind Is In Charge

"Who do you think is running the war? Those three senior generals who ran away?" the unnamed official asked The Guardian's Martin Chulov. "Qassem Suleimani is in charge. And reporting directly to him are the militias, led by Asa'ib ahl al-Haq."<p>Asaib ahl al-Haq (AAH) organization is one of several …

Nabbed Libyan suspected militant lived openly but kept low-profile in Benghazi

The Libyan militant suspected in the deadly Sept. 11, 2012 attack on Americans in Benghazi was not a difficult man to find.<p>Ahmed Abu Khattala lived openly and freely in the restive eastern Libyan city — seen at cafes and in public places — even after the U.S. administration named him and another …

Joint Chiefs chairman: Iraq has asked for U.S. air power to counter militants

While Iraq's military claimed Wednesday to have driven back militants battling for control of the country, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Congress that the United States has received a request from the Iraqi government to use its air power in the conflict.<p>Gen. Martin Dempsey, the …

Ukraine president proposes unilateral cease-fire

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko proposed Wednesday a unilateral cease-fire by his nation's troops to allow pro-Russian separatists in the east part of the country a chance to lay down weapons or leave the country, according to Russian and Ukrainian news agencies.<p>The official website of the …