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Israeli official apologizes for calling Kerry messianic

WASHINGTON — The Israeli government apologized on Tuesday after the White House took offense to a news report in which the country's defense minister was quoted describing Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to win an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement as driven by "misplaced obsession and …

Christie Concedes 'Mistakes Were Made' In Bridge Scandal

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, engulfed in scandal over the politically motivated closing of bridge access lanes and questions about how he spent federal Hurricane Sandy aid, pledged Tuesday to "cooperate with all appropriate inquiries."<p>In his annual State of the State speech from the State …

Egyptians defy violence to vote on constitution

Pro-government Egyptians have ignored a string of fatal clashes to vote for the first time in the post-Morsi era, in a referendum opposed by secular activists and loyalists to the ousted president.<p>Most polling stations were calm, with up to 160,000 soldiers policing voting queues across the …

Yahoo malware turned European computers into bitcoin slaves

As many as two million European users of Yahoo may have received PC malware from virus-laden ads served by its homepage over a four-day period last week.<p>Some of the malware would turn PCs into bitcoin miners - a huge drain on its computing resources - without users' knowledge. Yahoo has been …

Obama invites Merkel to Washington in bid to end phone bugging row

The US president rings tries to mend fences with the German chancellor over the surveillance of her mobile phone<p>President Barack Obama has invited Angela Merkel to Washington in an attempt to settle the row over the bugging of her mobile phone by the US National Security Agency.<p>The US president …

The secret life of Robert Gates

Robert Gates’s tenure running the Pentagon might go down as the greatest performance in acting history.<p>On the outside, he was an even-keeled, plain-speaking former college president, one who declared to Congress he hadn’t returned to Washington to be a “bump on a log.” He cleaned house at the Air …

Islamists exploit weak border to fight in Iraq and Syria

The Iraqi military were on Sunday night trying to dislodge al-Qaida militants in the city of Ramadi, near the Syrian border, using air strikes which left at least 34 people dead.<p>The action came as al-Qaida fighters were also reported to have taken control of Falluja and underlined the fragility of …

Mining in Greenland - a country divided

<b>Greenland's economy relies on fishing and hunting, but the government has ambitious plans to develop the country's resource industries. In places like Narsaq, there's a fear that mining could destroy the environment and traditional ways of life.</b><p>Jens Erik Kirkegaard looks out across the smooth black …

Syria conflict pits Shia against Sunni as Hezbollah says this is 'war we must win'

In a grand manor house in northern Lebanon, eight men, all of them well-to-do professionals, had gathered to hear an important visitor talk about the war.<p>Their guest was late; the going had been heavy across the mountain from Beirut, north up the Bekaa valley and finally west along the flat, …

Antarctic mission on ice as rescue ship is forced back

Cape de la Motte, East Antarctica: the Xue Long appeared as a dot on the horizon, against a bright blue sky, to the starboard side of our ice-locked ship just after dinnertime on Friday evening, local time.<p>After two days of intense blizzards, with biting cold that had forced us to spend all our …

Thousands Still Without Power Across North

Thousands of homes across Michigan and New England are still without power after last week's ice storms, and New England is bracing for more snow and more possible power outages.<p>Nearly 29,000 people are still without power in Michigan.<p>Ron Likes, a spokesman for the Michigan State Police and …