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Obama Considering Lethal Aid For Ukraine

Source tells the New York Times the administration is taking a fresh look at whether to send American weapons and military assistance to the struggling Ukrainian military.


President Obama and Chinese President Xi arrive at the Jinping Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S, China Unveil Ambitious Climate Change Goals

President Obama promised to do more to keep down American carbon footprint and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to cap China’s emissions in the future


State Department says the diversion was prompted by a "bureaucratic issue" with the plane's flight plan from Afghanistan. (Photo by BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

Chartered Flight With Americans On Board Diverted To Iran

Dispute over flight plan from Afghanistan to Dubai prompted Iranian jets to divert aircraft.


President Obama stands with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik at a ceremony in the Baltic nation. (Photo by ILMARS ZNOTINS/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Calls Ukraine ‘A Moment Of Testing’ For West

The president arrived in Estonia to reaffirm Washington’s commitment to the security of ex-Soviet NATO members.


Smoke rises after a building is hit by an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip. (SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S., U.N. Announce Deal On 12-Hour Gaza Cease-Fire

Humanitarian cease-fire begins Friday; organizers hope it will lead to peace talks.


Palestinian protesters block a main road used by Jewish settlers in the West Bank. (HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel And Hamas Agree To 12-Hour Cease-Fire

The temporary lull in the fighting follows a “Day of Rage” across the Palestinian territories.


Gen. Jim Jones says Vladimir Putin is engaged in Soviet style antagonism towards the U.S. and western Europe. (ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Former National Security Adviser: The West Is Putin’s ‘Natural Enemy’

Gen. Jim Jones says Vladimir Putin is engaged in Soviet style antagonism towards the U.S. and western Europe.


President Obama speaks at an Iftar dinner at the White House marking the end of fasting for Muslims after the holy month of Ramadan. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Praises Egyptian Plan For Cease-Fire In Israel

Obama hopes plan can restore calm between Israelis and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.


Spiegel Online reports a man aroused the suspicion of Germany's military counter-intelligence agency because of his close contacts to alleged U.S. spies. (Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Germans Investigating Second Spy Case Reportedly Involving U.S.

The arrest of a German intelligence employee casts a new shadow over relations between the two countries.


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Obama: U.S. Will Send Fresh Help To Beleaguered Iraq

Islamic militants have seized large parts of central Iraq, including its second-largest city Mosul.