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  • Left-of-Hillary hopeful rips her on foreign policy Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 10:14 AM ET
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton's failed legacy as secretary of state puts the Democrat's presumptive lock on the 2016 nomination in jeopardy, says former Gov. Lincoln Chafee.

  • JABER CROSSING, Jordan— Jordan's overland trade has largely been paralyzed by recent border attacks from insurgents in neighboring Syria and Iraq— a spillover of regional turmoil threatening a close Western ally that has thus far succeeded in fending off Islamic militants. The violence has forced the closure of the only Syria- Jordan trade crossing and...

  • NEW YORK— The view from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's new offices at 4 World Trade Center encompasses the new and the old, the real and the imagined. On the 9/ 11 memorial pavilion below lie two reflecting pools, built in the footprint of the towers that fell in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks that killed 84 Port Authority employees among nearly 3,000...

  • ‘Inappropriate’ ship seizure may hit Iran relations Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 11:16 AM ET
    File photo of an Iranian Army soldier stands guard on a military speed boat.

    After the seizure of a Maersk cargo ship by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, shipping experts said the action could destabilize global relations if repeated.

  • KIEV, April 29- Ukraine's economy could return to growth next year and expand by 2 percent provided the separatist insurgency does not worsen and a banking crisis stabilises, the World Bank said on Wednesday. The World Bank expects Ukraine's economy to shrink 7.5 percent in 2015- in line with central bank forecasts- following a 6.8 percent contraction last year,...

  • The Marshall Islands- flagged MV Maersk Tigris was taken Wednesday to Bandar Abbas, the main port for Iran's navy, under escort by Iranian patrol boats, according to Maersk Line, the Danish shipping company that had chartered it. The incident comes at a critical time in Iran's relations with the United States and the West, as talks about its contested nuclear...

  • April 29- One of the lawsuits was filed by Sara Hensley, whose father was beheaded in Iraq by Islamic militants; another by Patrick Baker, who was shot in the head during the hijacking of an EgyptAir flight by the Abu Nidal Organization; the third came from Marvin Wilson, who was abducted by Kurdish separatists in Turkey. The three litigants and their co-plaintiffs...

  • KIEV, April 28- Russian authorities have seized the assets of a confectionery factory owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Russian city of Lipetsk in order to block their sale, parent company Roshen said on Tuesday. Since March 2014, when Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea peninsula and pro-Russian rebels rose up in eastern Ukraine, the Lipetsk...

  • Iran vessel takeover: Who probably did it—and why Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    Iranian Revolutionary Guards drive speedboats during a ceremony to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the downing of Iran Air flight 655 by the US navy, at the port of Bandar Abbas on July 2, 2012.

    Iran's abrupt seizure of a commercial vessel in the Persian Gulf raises a question of who ordered the taking of the Maersk Tigris, and why?

  • Baltimore: A city on edge?   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 5:20 AM ET
    Baltimore: A city on edge?

    As riots continue in Baltimore, NBC News' Darcy Spencer reports on the latest.

  • B-29 Superfortress dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima 70 years ago this summer, none knew the four-engine bomber better than Capt. On Wednesday, two of his wartime flight log books, Hiroshima bombing plans, mission notes and other items are up for sale during an auction of World War II material being held at Bonhams in Manhattan. "He wrote down everything and he...

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Tuesday with full pomp and ceremony on a bright, dewy morning at the White House, calling the state visit a "celebration of the ties of friendship" and praising the alliance the U.S. and Japan have built over time. "Prime Minister Abe is leading Japan to a new role in the world stage," Obama...

  • *Yemen faces mounting humanitarian crisis. LONDON, April 27- Yemen is facing mounting problems bringing in food by sea as the danger from fighting between Houthis and government supporters is exacerbated by an arms blockade by Saudi-led coalition navies searching ships for weapons destined for the rebels. The Arabian peninsula's poorest country, Yemen...

  • Women in the war zone   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:45 AM ET
    Women in the war zone

    Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, "Ashley's War" author, talks about the first all-army, all-female team to serve and die alongside special operations on the battlefield.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, April 26- Malaysian police have arrested 12 people linked to the militant group Islamic State and seized explosives, foiling a plan to attack several locations in and around the capital, which is hosting the ASEAN summit. Security had already been heightened in Kuala Lumpur where leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations arrived on...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, April 26- Malaysian police have arrested 12 people linked to the militant group Islamic State and seized explosives, foiling a plan to attack several locations in and around the capital city. The male suspects, aged 17 to 41, were arrested on Saturday and Sunday from Ulu Langat and Cheras, suburbs near Kuala Lumpur, police chief Khalid Abu Baker said...

  • *Saudi-led coalition continues Yemen bombings, driving Brent up. NEW YORK, April 24- Oil prices diverged on Friday, with Brent hitting 4-1/ 2 month highs on continued fighting in Yemen while U.S. crude fell on concerns of another upcoming stock build, though both benchmarks headed toward weekly gains. "It's a push and pull situation with the Yemen tensions giving...

  • *Members willing to carry out attacks in Pakistan, Afghanistan. ROME, April 24- Italian police were arresting 18 people on Friday suspected of belonging to an armed group linked to al Qaeda who were plotting attacks on the Vatican as well as in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In the tapped conversations, the suspects discuss "a big jihad in Italy," added Mario Carta, head of...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Southeast Asian leaders will seek to speed up plans for a binding code of conduct with China governing behavior in the disputed South China Sea at a summit next week, Malaysia's foreign minister said Friday. China, Taiwan and ASEAN members Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei have overlapping claims in the South China Sea.

  • RIGA, Latvia— Top eurozone official Dijsselbloem says talks with Greece need' significantly more progress'.