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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin steps down upon his arrival at the airport of Samara, Russia, Monday, July 21, 2014. Putin has lambasted those who use the downing of a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine for "mercenary objectives," the Kremlin said Monday. In a statement posted on the Kremlin website, Putin again lashed out at Ukraine for ongoing violence with pro-Russian rebels in the eastern part of the country. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

    Russia says E.U. sanctions will be 'greeted enthusiastically' by international terrorists

    Russia lashed out Saturday at the latest round of Ukraine-related sanctions imposed by the European Union, saying they endanger the fight against international terrorism, and accused the United States of spreading flagrant lies about Russia's alleged involvement in the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.


  • South Korean and U.S. Marines aim their machine guns during the U.S.-South Korea joint landing exercises called Ssangyong, part of the Foal Eagle military exercises, in Pohang, South Korea. (Associated Press)

    Inside the Ring: North Korea missile test coming

    U.S. intelligence agencies are closely watching North Korea for signs that Pyongyang's next military provocation will be a long-range missile flight test.


  • 200 gunmen surround Libyan Foreign Ministry

    A Libyan military official says about 200 armed men are surrounding the Foreign Ministry building in Tripoli and demanding the ministry to reform and hire former fighters who helped overthrow former dictator Moammar Gadhafi.


  • Embassy Row: Twitter trauma

    Nigeria is miffed at U.S. criticism of its president after he pardoned a politician convicted of corruption and of the Nigerian army's response to terrorist attacks in the oil-rich West African nation.


  • A Free Syria Army fighter receives treatment Dec. 3, 2012, at a makeshift clinic during clashes with government forces in Aleppo, Syria. (Associated Press)

    Fighting surges around Syrian capital of Damascus

    Syria's civil war is closing in on President Bashar Assad's seat of power in Damascus with clashes between government forces and rebels flaring around the city Tuesday, raising fears the capital will become the next major battlefield in the 20-month-old conflict.


  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)

    Syria claims it has retaken rebellious village

    Syrian forces pushed out scores of rebels holed up in a rebellious area near the Mediterranean coast Wednesday, and state television said they retook control of the region following eight days of fierce shelling and clashes.


  • **FILE** Iraqis work at the Rumaila oil refinery near the city of Basra. The province, located on the Persian Gulf bordering Kuwait and Iran, is Iraq's only outlet to the sea and is the hub for most of Iraq's oil exports of nearly 1.9 million barrels a day to the international market. (Associated Press)

    Singapore cuts back on Iranian oil

    Singapore's oil imports from Iran have seen "a sharp downward trend" in the face of international sanctions and are soon likely to be "practically nil," the city-state's foreign minister said Tuesday


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U.S. Ambassador to France Charles H. Rivkin tweeted "Proud to be the first US Ambassador to France to jump out of an airplane in honor of our troops". (Provided by Ambassador Rivkin)

    Embassy Row: Get out of Syria

    GET OUT OF SYRIA


  • A freed Syrian prisoner (left) hugs a relative after being released from Adra Prison on the northeast outskirts of Damascus, Syria, on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. SANA, the state news agency, said Sunday that President Bashar Assad had granted a general amnesty for crimes committed during the unrest of the past 10 months. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)

    Syria 'absolutely rejects' calls for Arab troops

    Syria "absolutely rejects" any plans to send Arab troops into the country, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, even as the death toll mounts from 10 months of violent conflict.


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