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  • **FILE**  Michael Oren, Israeli ambassador to the United States (AP Photo)

    Israel envoy: Outlook for peace talks not 'particularly bright'

    The outlook for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks does not look "particularly bright," Israel's ambassador to the United States said Tuesday, as international mediators descended on Jerusalem in search of a formula to jump-start negotiations between the parties.

  • Illustration: Obama and Islam

    KUHNER: Obama's Arab winter

    President Obama is empowering radical Islam across the Arab world. He is presiding over both the American decline and the rapid advance of our mortal jihadist enemies. From the Middle East to North Africa, the Arab Spring has turned into an Islamist winter. Contrary to the administration's claims, the popular uprisings have not led to a "rebirth of freedom" - the emergence of liberal democracies in distant Arab lands. Rather, Muslim fundamentalists have used street protests against corrupt, autocratic regimes as a Trojan horse to expand Islamic militancy.

  • German police say violence up at soccer matches

    German police say the number of fans injured in violence at matches in the top two divisions last season reached a 12-year high.

  • Thousands flee from south Philippine clashes

    More than 16,000 people have fled from four southern Philippine towns where government troops have been battling Muslim guerrillas and outlaws in clashes that are endangering already shaky peace talks and a years-long truce.

  • Police search tents in Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, as they disperse "Occupy Oakland" protesters. (AP Photo/Bay Area News Group, Jane Tyska)

    Police arrest 75 protesters at Oakland's City Hall

    Police in riot gear cleared anti-Wall Street protesters on Tuesday morning from the plaza in front of Oakland's City Hall, where they had been camping for about two weeks, prompting health and safety concerns among city officials.

  • Gen. Vladimir Yakovlev (right), head of the general staff of the Russian armed forces academy, and British Maj. Gen. Simon Porter shake hands as they open the Russia-NATO seminar in Moscow on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    NATO still hopes to link Russia to missile shield

    NATO still hopes to engage Russia in its prospective missile defense system but won't yield to Moscow's push for the shield to be run jointly, an alliance envoy said Tuesday.

  • Panel presses for explanation of military mission in Africa

    Obama administration officials faced a sometimes skeptical audience Tuesday as they briefed lawmakers in public for the first time on President Obama's deployment of 100 Special Forces troops to Africa to help track down one of the continent's most notorious warlords.

  • The United States' last B53 nuclear bomb was dismantled Tuesday at the Pantex Plant just outside Amarillo, Texas. It is a milestone in President Obama's efforts to reduce the number of nuclear weapons. (Associated Press)

    Biggest nuclear bomb dismantled

    The last of the nation's most powerful nuclear bombs - a weapon hundreds of times stronger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima - is being disassembled nearly half a century after it was put into service at the height of the Cold War.

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