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  • Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (right) talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during the European Union-Russia summit in Brussels on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

    Russia objects to NATO plan to defend Baltics

    Russia will demand that NATO drop its secret agreement to defend the Baltic States against any military attack, Russia's envoy to the alliance said Tuesday.

  • Ellerson signs contract extension at Army

    Army coach Rich Ellerson, who this season will guide the Black Knights to their first bowl game in 14 years, has been given a two-year contract extension.

  • World Scene

    A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by the father of U.S.-Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki that sought to block the U.S. government from targeting the fugitive terror suspect for assassination.

  • **FILE** A Palestinian man works at a construction site on Sept. 27 in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Yakir, south of the Palestinians town of Nablus. (Associated Press)

    Obama ends push for Israeli-settlements halt

    President Obama has abandoned a two-year policy of trying to persuade Israel to stop some settlement construction as a condition for negotiations with the Palestinians, a major recalibration of the administration's strategy for brokering a deal for a Palestinian state.

  • Pakistani volunteers rush an injured person into a local hospital in Peshawar on Monday. A pair of suicide bombers disguised as policemen killed as many as 50 people and wounded an estimated 100 in an attack targeting a tribal meeting called to discuss the formation of an anti-Taliban militia in Pakistani tribal area of Mohmand. (Associated Press)

    Suicide bombers kill scores of Pakistani tribesmen

    Two militants wearing vests studded with explosives and bullets blew themselves up outside a government-backed meeting of anti-Taliban tribesmen close to the Afghan border Monday, killing 50 people and wounding 100 others.

  • BOOK REVIEW: When loyalists shunned rebels

    As a lad growing udeductsp near Dan- bury, Conn., Tom Allen heard local legends about the "Tories," Americans who sided with the king in the American Revolution, but "I had not paid them much attention, believing that, as a small minority, they had not played a major role in the war."

  • Palestinian refugees in Lebanon displaced by war more than three years ago live in temporary apartments that residents say are cramped, musty and bug- and rodent-infested. The U.N. relief agency is far short of the funding needed to rebuild. (Heather Murdock/Special to The Washington Times)

    Palestinian war refugees housed in 'containers'

    The U.N. says it has raised none of the $18.5 million needed to provide food, medicine and cash to 30,000 former residents of the Nahr el-Bared camp who were displaced by battles between Fatah al-Islam militants and the Lebanese army in 2007.

  • This file photo shows South Korea lifting the remaining half of the Cheonan from the Yellow Sea waters off Baengnyeong Island in April 2010. On March 26, 2010, the naval warship sank after a mysterious explosion that left 46 sailors dead. On July 9, 2010, investigators from South Korea, the U.S., Britain, Australia, Canada and Sweden concluded that it was struck by a torpedo of North Korean origin. (Yonhap via Associated Press)

    International court investigating North Korea

    The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday he has opened a preliminary investigation into possible war crimes by North Korea resulting from its recent clashes with South Korea.

  • Adm. Mullen's resignation?

    Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently testified to Congress that members of the U.S. armed forces who oppose lifting the ban on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" should leave the military. Maybe Adm. Mullen should heed his own advice and resign, since he is so far out of step with his own military. The majority of service members and uniformed leaders of the military do not want any changes to the current policy toward homosexual servicemen.

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