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Russian lawmakers revoke Putin's power to use military in Ukraine

Russia's upper house of parliament voted Wednesday to revoke the right of President Vladimir Putin to use troops in Ukraine as efforts continue to calm a separatist uprising in Ukraine's east.<p>The Federation Council had approved Putin's request for a resolution allowing the use of force on March …

Militants Kill Senior Iraqi Army Leader; Maliki Resists Changes

U.S. military advisers have arrived in Iraq to help coordinate the Shiite-led government's push against the advance of extremist Sunni militants. The ISIS force has also reportedly been attacked by Syrian warplanes flying in Iraq.<p>From Baghdad, NPR's Alice Fordham reports for our Newscast …

Obama won't endorse Rangel

President Barack Obama will not provide a last-minute endorsement to Rep. Charles Rangel of New York ahead of Tuesday’s primary, a Democratic National Committee spokesman says.<p>“Like 2010 and 2012, the president will not be endorsing in this race,” Michael Czin, a DNC spokesman, said in a statement. …

Iraqi Kurdish oil tanker anchors off Israel

<b>Ashkelon, Israel -</b> A shipment of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan has apparently been unloaded at the port here, despite objections from Baghdad, but the oil's final destination remains to be a mystery.<p>The SCF Altai moored in Ashkelon on Friday morning carrying the second cargo of crude exported from …

Al Shabaab Bases in Somalia Bombed by Jets, Peacekeepers Say

MOGADISHU - Kenyan fighter jets have attacked two bases belonging to Islamist al Shabaab insurgents in Somalia and killed at least 80 militants, African Union peacekeepers said Monday. The African Union Mission in Somalia, whose soldiers launched a new offensive against al Shabaab this year, did …

Sunni militants carve trail through Western Iraq

Sunni militants have blitzed through the vast desert of western Iraq, capturing four towns and three border crossings and deepening the predicament of the Shiite-led government in Baghdad led by Nouri al-Maliki.<p>The latest military victories — including two border posts captured Sunday, one along …

Al-Jazeera journalists jailed for seven years in Egypt

Egypt's judiciary has dealt a shocking blow to the principle of free speech after three journalists for Al-Jazeera English were sentenced to between seven and 10 years in jail on charges of aiding terrorists and endangering national security.<p>The former BBC correspondent Peter Greste, from …

Kerry assures Iraqis of U.S. support if they unite against militants

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Iraqi leaders Monday as radical Sunni militants continue their march toward Baghdad during the country's tensest time since the U.S. withdrawal of troops in 2011.<p>"The future of Iraq depends on decisions made in the next few days and weeks," Kerry said after …

Jailed Al Jazeera journalists convicted in Egypt

Three Al Jazeera English journalists were convicted in Egypt on Monday of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood in a ruling that immediately outraged journalists and activists around the world.<p>Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed had been imprisoned in Cairo since December on charges that included …

The Week in Review: Obamacare For All

Inside Flipboard / April 18, 2014<p>Tuesday marked the deadline for most Americans without healthcare to sign up for coverage under the Patient …

The Week in Review: Billions Cast Their Ballots

Inside Flipboard / May 2, 2014<p>This week saw the close of the most democratic month in human history. For India’s 815 million eligible voters, the …

The Week in Review: White House Fights Climate Change

Inside Flipboard / May 9, 2014<p>Of all the problems facing the planet, global warming gets little attention from the average American. Recent Gallup …

"Deep Dive" on Hillary Clinton

“Deep Dive” on Hillary Clinton<p>Gabriella Schwarz / June 12, 2014<p>Hillary Clinton has been involved in American politics for over 30 years, with much of …

The Week in Review: Iraq Uprising

Inside Flipboard / June 20, 2014<p>Formerly associated with al-Qaeda, militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have crossed the border …

Taliban five shun media attention in Qatar

<b>The Taliban leadership in the Qatari capital Doha are keeping the five former senior members released from Guantanamo Bay out of the public eye.</b><p>A decision has been made that they will not talk to the media.<p>The five men were exchanged for US Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl in a controversial prisoner …

Seven hours at the border: Marine held in Mexico's new legal team hones case

The new lawyer for Andrew Tahmooressi, the U.S. Marine held in Mexico for more than two months after mistakenly crossing the border with registered guns, is planning a new legal strategy to win the sergeant's freedom.<p>Tijuana-based attorney Lamberto Jesus Esquer Dabdoub will be looking at the …

Hillary Clinton Reveals 2016 Timetable, Won't Say Whether She'll Testify On Benghazi

Hillary Clinton wants more time through the end of the year to think about whether she'll run for president in 2016, the former secretary of state …

China's foreign minister visits new Indian leaders

NEW DELHI (AP) — China's foreign minister met with his Indian counterpart on Sunday, hoping that his two-day visit with India's new leaders will spur …

Ebola Cases Spike in Guinea, Sierra Leone

At least 21 people died and 37 new cases of suspected Ebola were recorded in Guinea between May 29 and June 1, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, undermining the government's claims that the number of Ebola deaths was slowing.<p>The new figures take to 328 the number of cases linked to …

FBI: Bowe Bergdahl's parents have received threats - CNN.com

<b>Hailey, Idaho (CNN)</b> -- The FBI is investigating threats against the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the latest development in a case that has put the spotlight on the circumstances surrounding his capture in Afghanistan and release by the Taliban.<p>"We are working jointly with our state and local …

Source: Bergdahl physically abused by Taliban - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was physically abused during his five years in Taliban captivity and is suffering from psychological trauma, a senior U.S. official told CNN on Friday.<p>The information bolstered the White House argument that President Barack Obama needed to move quickly to secure …

Kerry defends Bergdahl-for-Taliban exchange - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The five Taliban figures who got out of Guantanamo in exchange for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release would be taking an "enormous risk" if they return to the battlefield, Secretary of State John Kerry told CNN in an interview that aired Sunday.<p>"I'm not telling you that they don't have …

Rare Ohio 'Mono Mono' Twins Home for Father's Day

A set of rare "mono mono" twins photographed holding hands after they were born are home in time for Father's Day. Jenna and Jillian Thistlethwaite were born May 9 sharing an amniotic sac and placenta at Akron General Medical Center in northwest Ohio.<p>Jenna and Jillian Thistlethwaite were born at 33 …

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Pope works on Mideast peace

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis waded head-first into Mideast peace-making Sunday, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for an evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of U.S.-sponsored negotiations collapsed.<p>Israeli President Shimon Peres was the first to …

Ukraine presidential election under threat in eastern region

Pro-Russian insurgents are likely to prevent voting Sunday in half or more of the election districts in the embattled east, Ukrainian officials say.<p>Deputy Interior Minister Serhiy Yarovyi said on Saturday that police are ready to ensure order and security at polling stations in just nine of the 34 …

Deadly California rampage: Chilling video, but no match for reality

After promising a "day of retribution" on YouTube, a heavily armed, mentally disturbed 22-year-old went on a killing spree in a California college town, authorities said.<p>He fatally stabbed three men in his residence, shot two women to death in front of a sorority house, shot a man to death inside a …

Israel warns Palestine of unilateral action

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, has threatened to take unilateral action against Palestinians, if they press ahead with moves towards statehood.<p>"These will only make a peace agreement more distant," Netanyahu said of applications the Palestinians made on Tuesday to adhere to 15 …

Ukraine: Pro-Russians storm offices in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1067000/1067013_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524659129_4a311d28b07bedd08fd508032829dbfa<p><b>Pro-Russian protesters have stormed government buildings in three eastern Ukrainian cities.</b><p>In Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv they clashed with police, …