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Ukrainian soldiers guard a checkpoint that was attacked earlier by pro-Russian forces. (Photo: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Deadliest Day For Ukraine Troops: 16 Killed In Raid

Pro-Russian insurgents attacked a military checkpoint in eastern Ukraine; Kiev accuses Moscow of trying to disrupt upcoming election.

05/22/2014

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CIA Vows To No Longer Use Vaccination Programs To Cover Spy Operations

A top White House official has pledged that the CIA will no longer use vaccination programs as cover for spying operations. The agency used the ruse in targeting Osama bin Laden before the U.S. raid that killed him in 2011.

05/20/2014

Russia's President Vladimir Putin  chairs a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, on May 7, 2014. (credit: DMITRY ASTAKHOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Kremlin Claims Again That Putin Orders Troops Back From Eastern Ukraine Border

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops deployed in regions near Ukraine to return to their home bases, the Kremlin said Monday.

05/19/2014

Two men repair a car in front of one of the steel plants in Mariupol where steelworkers retook Ukrainian government buildings from pro-Russian militants. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

Steelworkers In Eastern Ukraine Fight Back Against Pro-Russian Forces

Steelworkers retook government buildings from pro-Russian militants in an industrial port city in eastern Ukraine.

05/16/2014

Nobel Peace Prize laureate, President Barack Obama, smiles on the podium with his diploma and gold medal during the Nobel ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo on Dec. 10, 2009. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Diplomat: Emanuel Gave Norway’s Ambassador To US Verbal Lashing When Obama Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

A senior Norwegian diplomat says his country’s former ambassador to the United States was given a verbal lashing by Barack Obama’s chief of staff when the president was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.

05/15/2014

The U.S. and other nations supporting the Syrian opposition agree that President Bashar Assad's planned presidential election is a "farce" and are prepared to redouble efforts to support the Syrian opposition, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.  (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Kerry: Syrian Presidential Election A ‘Farce’

The U.S. and other nations supporting the Syrian opposition agree that President Bashar Assad’s planned presidential election is a “farce” and are prepared to redouble efforts to support the Syrian opposition, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.

05/15/2014

Pope Francis called Friday for governments to redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the "economy of exclusion." (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Urges Governments To Redistribute Wealth

Pope Francis says governments should redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the “economy of exclusion” that is taking hold today.

05/09/2014

Syrian government forces search the rubble left behind after rebels blew up a luxury hotel that was being used as an army base in the city of Aleppo. (Getty Images)

Syrian Rebels Level Historic Hotel In Aleppo

The luxury hotel in the historic heart of Aleppo was being used as a base by Syrian government forces.

05/08/2014

File photo of an execution chamber. (credit: CAROLINE GROUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

UN: Botched Okla. Execution May Have Violated International Human Rights Law

The United Nations human rights office says U.S. death row inmate Clayton Lockett’s suffering during his botched Oklahoma execution this week may amount to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment under international human rights law.

05/02/2014

Ukrainian troops guard a checkpoint near the town of Barvinkova, where pro-Russian fighters have been occupying government buildings. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Russia Accuses West Of Trying To Control Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says western nations want to seize control of Ukraine because of their own political ambitions as tensions rise between pro-Russian gunmen and Ukrainian troops. Ukrainian acting prime minister says Russian wants to start World War III.

04/25/2014

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