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  • *Airbus to launch revamped and rebranded A330- sources. LONDON, July 12- Suspense over the appearance of America's newest combat jet, a diplomatic chill between the West and Russia and the re-launch of an Airbus jet with a surprise tweak in its name could make the Farnborough Airshow one of the least predictable for years.

  • KIEV, July 12- Ukraine scrambled jet fighters to strike at rebel positions early on Saturday, after separatists resumed missile attacks on government forces near the frontier with Russia, the border guard service said.

  • UN warns Iraq of 'chaos' if no political progress Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 2:23 AM ET

    BAGHDAD— Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday and said they would use some of the production for domestic purposes, further widening a split with the central government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

  • TAKE A LOOK-Farnborough International Airshow Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 5:21 PM ET

    July 11- Suspense over the appearance of America's newest combat jet, a diplomatic chill between the West and Russia and the re-launch of an Airbus jet with a surprise tweak in its name have made the Farnborough Airshow one of the least predictable for years. >Farnborough on tenterhooks over F-35, Airbus jet revamp.

  • *Airbus to launch revamped and rebranded A330- sources. LONDON, July 11- Suspense over the appearance of America's newest combat jet, a diplomatic chill between the West and Russia and the re-launch of an Airbus jet with a surprise tweak in its name could make the Farnborough Airshow one of the least predictable for years.

  • Insight to Israel & Hamas battle     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    Israel is continuing its assault in Gaza overnight, targeting hundreds of Hamas rocket launching sites and underground tunnels. Daniel Kurtzer, Princeton University professor, provides insight to Israel's operation in Gaza.

  • Iraqi Kurds take over 2 northern oil fields Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 8:06 AM ET

    BAGHDAD— Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday and said they would use some of the production for domestic purposes, further widening a split with the central government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

  • Hamas issues warning to foreign airlines     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 6:06 AM ET

    NBC's Martin Fletcher has the latest details on the crisis between Israel and Gaza as the conflict intensifies.

  • Serbia comes in from the cold with EU ambitions Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 5:01 AM ET
    Belgrade, Serbia

    An international pariah at the end of the 20th century, Serbia has undergone a long rehabilitation so it can approach the EU for membership.

  • GAZA, July 10- The latest mini-war between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas began with the Gaza- based militants eager to strike a blow, but the escalation that followed has left them physically and diplomatically exposed, with no ready way out.

  • Insight to Hamas' tactic     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 9:51 AM ET

    Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza overnight, targeting hundreds of Hamas rocket launching sites and underground tunnels. Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, provides insight to the effectiveness of the Iron Dome, and the intensifying crisis there.

  • MANASSA, Va.— Police back off on plan to take explicit photo of teen in attempt to prove' sexting' case.

  • Israel threatens ground invasion of Gaza     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:35 AM ET

    Tensions are escalating in the Middle East, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher with the latest details on the continuing crisis.

  • VIENNA, July 10- The U.N. atomic agency said on Thursday it believed nuclear material which Iraq said had fallen into the hands of insurgents was "low grade" and did not pose a significant security risk.

  • Tensions escalate in the Middle East     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    Israel's aerial assault on Gaza is now in its third day, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher with the latest details on the unrest.

  • VIENNA, July 10- The U.N. atomic agency said on Thursday it believed nuclear material Iraq said had been seized by insurgents was "low grade" and did not pose a significant security risk.

  • VIENNA, July 10- The U.N. nuclear agency said on Thursday it believed materials that Iraq said had been seized by insurgents was "low grade" and did not pose a significant security risk. Iraq told the United Nations in a July 8 letter that "terrorist groups" had seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north.

  • Top Army brass defend troubled intelligence system Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 3:08 AM ET

    John Campbell, the Army's vice chief of staff, appeared last year at a budget hearing on Capitol Hill, he cited his son's experiences as a soldier in Afghanistan to answer a senator's tough questions about a troubled intelligence technology system.

  • The 15- member body will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday to discuss the violence that is building up to the most serious hostilities between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza since an eight-day war in 2012..

  • EU to sanction 11 more people over Ukraine Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 5:12 PM ET

    BRUSSELS— Ambassadors of the European Union's countries have agreed to add 11 new names to the list of people sanctioned for participating in the pro-Russian insurgency in Ukraine's east, an EU source said Wednesday.