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President Obama traveled to Estonia Tuesday where will try to reassure NATO members of the alliance's promise to defend against Russian aggression under President Vladimir Putin. Europe is growing more alarmed by the day at Russia's actions. (Associated Press)

Obama travels to Estonia to reassure nervous Baltic leaders

- The Washington Times

Facing criticism that his response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is too timid, President Obama traveled to Russia’s backyard Tuesday to deliver another warning to Moscow, even as officials in Kiev said Russian soldiers are reinforcing major rebel-held cities.

FILE - In this Sunday, July 13, 2014 file image made from video by The Associated Press, smoke rises from the direction of Tripoli airport in Tripoli, Libya. The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday, July 26, 2014, and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.  (AP Photo/File)

Missing Libyan jetliners raise fears of terror attacks on 9/11

- The Washington Times

Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa.

Spain orders custody for parents of ill UK boy

- Associated Press

The grandmother of a 5-year-old British boy with a severe brain tumor accused U.K. authorities on Monday of cruelty for seeking an arrest warrant and pursuing the family abroad after his parents removed him from a British hospital against medical advice.

Flags of member nations flap in the wind outside NATO headquarters in Brussels on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. NATO on Friday urged Russia to cease its military actions and take immediate and verifiable steps towards de-escalation of the crisis in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

COFFEY: U.S. must help usher Macedonia into NATO over Greek objections

In Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Kosovo and Bosnia, Macedonia has been punching well above its weight in security contributions for years, even though it is no longer part of a great empire. Still, neighboring Greece refuses to let Macedonia join NATO, even though it has met all the criteria for membership.

Israel's finance minister says his country and other regional powers should work together to rebuild the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Hatem Ali, File)

Israel calls on region to rebuild, disarm Gaza

Associated Press

Israel’s finance minister says his country and other regional powers should work together to rebuild the Gaza Strip and disarm Hamas militants that rule the territory.

North Koreans watch a pro-wrestler leave the fighting arena after a match, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Koreans got their first look at pro wrestling in about 20-years on Saturday when former NFL lineman Bob "The Beast" Sapp, and 20 other fighters from around the world took to the ring for an exhibition in Pyongyang, put together by colourful Japanese pro-wrestler Kanji "Antonio" Inoki, who is now a member of parliament. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Pro wrestling returns to the ring in North Korea

- Associated Press

North Koreans got their first look at pro wrestling in about 20 years on Saturday when an ex-NFL lineman and 20 other grapplers from around the world took to the ring for an exhibition put together by a charismatic former Japanese pro-wrestler who is now a member of parliament.

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Australia to sign uranium trade deal with India

- Associated Press

Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that he will sign a uranium export deal with India for peaceful power generation this week, but added that exports of the nuclear fuel to Russia have been banned until further notice.

Nebraska turns to 'diplomats' to lure new business

- Associated Press

Nebraska officials are turning to local business leaders in hopes of attracting more companies to the state, Gov. Dave Heineman said Tuesday as he warned against complacency in competing with other states.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest gestures during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, where he took questions on ISIS, Iraq, and Syria. He also received congratulations for his newborn baby. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

President orders more troops to Iraq

- The Washington Times

On the same day Islamist militants apparently beheaded an American journalist, President Obama on Tuesday ordered another 350 troops to Iraq as the U.S. continues its fight against the terrorist group known as the Islamic State.

Paul Ryan blames Obama in rise of Islamic State

- Associated Press

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan blamed the Obama administration Tuesday for contributing to the circumstances that led to the swift ascent of the Islamic State, a militant group that purportedly beheaded a second American journalist in two weeks.

Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

- Associated Press

Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people."

What to know about Chris Christie's trip to Mexico

- Associated Press

Republican Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Mexico on Wednesday for a three-day official trade mission that will include meetings with Mexican officials, receptions with business leaders and a visit to a school.

President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, as he begins his trip to Estonia and Wales for the NATO Summit. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

350 more troops assigned to US Embassy in Baghdad

Associated Press

The U.S. is adding 350 more troops to help protect the American Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities in the capital, raising the number of U.S. forces in the country to over 1,000, officials said Tuesday.

Report accuses Islamic State group of war crimes

- Associated Press

An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of systematic "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq targeting indigenous religious minorities, as well as conducting mass killings of men and abducting women.