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Exclusive: Kerry Warns Israel Could Become ‘An Apartheid State’

The secretary of state said that if Israel doesn’t make peace soon, it could become ‘an apartheid state,’ like the old South Africa. Jewish leaders …

Chuck Hagel: The Asia pivot is still on

Russian troops are massing menacingly on Ukraine's eastern border. The civil war in Syria is still raging, and 33,000 American troops fight on in Afghanistan. So where is Defense Secretary<p>Chuck Hagelheaded this week? To Hawaii — for a meeting with defense ministers from Asia, the region the Obama …

Asia Markets recap: Big week ahead

Developing Asia can sustain growth pace, risks easing: ADB | Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) - Developing Asia is poised to sustain its current growth momentum and is well positioned to manage risks coming from a slightly slower Chinese economy and possible uneven demand from major industrialized nations, the Asian Development Bank said.<p>A worker checks the dimension of a …

Exclusive: Iraq signs deal to buy arms, ammunition from Iran - documents | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iran has signed a deal to sell Iraq arms and ammunition worth $195 million, according to documents seen by Reuters - a move that would break a U.N. embargo on weapons sales by Tehran.<p>Iraqi soldiers take part in an intensive security deployment in Sulaiman Pek, 160 km (99 miles) …

Leopard Sparks Panic, Breaks Into Indian Hospital

A leopard leaps across a construction site near a furniture market in the Degumpur residential area in Meerut, India on Sunday. The leopard sparked panic in the Indian city when it strayed into a hospital, a theater and an apartment complex before evading captors, an official said.<p>— AFP - Getty …

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Meteorite smashes into moon in largest lunar impact ever recorded

Astronomers have captured the moment a lump of rock slammed into the moon with so much force that the bright flash could be seen from Earth with the naked eye.<p>The 400kg (63st) meteorite, travelling at 61,000 km/h (40,000 mph), punched a fresh crater on the moon's surface some 40 metres wide in what …

Clintons Say to End Ivory Trade, Everyone Needs to Act

Hillary and Chelsea call for a complete ban on ivory sales.<p>The ivory trade is an "ecological and moral disaster" that requires businesses and consumers to take up the fight, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton argued in a joint op-ed published February 23 in the <i>Financial Times</i>.<p>Hillary, the …

EU asks Spain for explanation over immigrant deaths | Reuters

MADRID (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Friday it would ask Spain to explain why police fired rubber bullets at immigrants who were trying to swim to Spain’s north African enclave Ceuta from Morocco.<p>At least 12 people drowned in the February 6 incident that triggered protests in Spain …

Leaked Call Controversy Highlights Global Tension Over Ukraine

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Yesterday, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland …

Massive trade bill hits Hill

Three senior lawmakers on Thursday unveiled long-awaited legislation to help President Barack Obama strike major trade deals in Asia and Europe, setting the stage for a potential election-year battle between the president and many of his fellow Democrats in Congress.<p>“The TPA [trade promotion …

FBI chief says Americans could be learning terrorism in Syria

FBI Director James Comey says the prospect of Americans going to Syria, learning terrorist techniques and returning to the United States is one of his greatest worries.<p>"We are devoting more resources both to that subject and to that area," he said Thursday during a question-and-answer session with …

Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister will run for Egyptian presidency

Ahmed Shafik, the last prime minister of ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, confirms he will bid to run the country should army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi decline to run for election<p>Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister, Ahmed Shafik, said in a television interview …

CAR assembly flies to Chad summit to discuss Djotodia

<b>The entire transitional assembly of the Central African Republic (CAR) has flown to Chad to attend a summit aimed at restoring peace in the country.</b><p>The 135 members have the power to sack interim President Michel Djotodia, also in Chad, who is under pressure to quit.<p>His seizure of power last year …