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  • Obama: At least one American killed in MH17 crash Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:27 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the Malaysia Airlines crash over eastern Ukraine, at the White House in Washington.

    In a statement to the press, President Barack Obama said he does not see a U.S. military role beyond what is currently being done.

  • Kerry lands in Baghdad as insurgency spreads Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 4:24 AM ET

    John Kerry landed in Baghdad on Monday to press the Prime Minister to form a more inclusive government in response to a Sunni insurgency.

  • Hundreds of thousands vote in HK democracy 'poll' Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | 5:31 AM ET
    A volunteer hands a voter's ID card at a polling station in Hong Kong on June 22, 2014.

    Nearly 600,000 votes have been cast in three days of an unofficial referendum on democratic reforms in Hong Kong, part of a civil campaign that has been branded illegal by the former British colony and by Communist Party authorities in Beijing.

  • Ukraine peace plan gets limited support from Putin Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | 12:40 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Russia's Vladimir Putin on Saturday voiced limited support for Ukraine's unilateral ceasefire in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists, but told President Petro Poroshenko there had to be talks with the rebels to prevent the truce collapsing.

  • Mud flung as Indonesia presidential race heats up Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | 12:05 AM ET
    Supporters of  Joko Widodo, governor of Jakarta and presidential candidate

    One of the two hopefuls in Indonesia's presidential election has been accused of being a closet Christian, the other of being a foreigner and unfit to lead the nation.

  • US shifts focus away from Iraq airstrikes Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 6:19 PM ET
    President Barack Obama makes a statement on Iraq on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on June 13, 2014.

    The president has shifted his focus away from airstrikes in Iraq as an imminent option for slowing a fast-moving Islamic insurgency officials said.

  • Obama: Any Iraq action will take days to plan Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks to the press on the conflict in Iraq on June 13, 2014.

    President Obama says he would not be putting U.S. troops on the ground in Iraq, and any other action would take days of planning.

  • Boehner says Obama 'taking a nap' on Iraq Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 12:37 PM ET
    Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) speaks during a news conference June 12, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

    House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama is "taking a nap" as terrorists capture Iraqi cities and move toward the capital of Baghdad.

  • Cantor loss will help Democrats: Barney Frank Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 5:39 PM ET

    Eric Cantor's loss to challenger David Brat is going to cause Republicans problems and help Democrats some, former Rep. Barney Frank said.

  • Tax holiday could bring in up to $60B: Rand Paul Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 1:05 PM ET
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, speaks at the Maine Republican Convention, April 26, 2014, in Bangor, Maine.

    Republican Sen. Rand Paul reveals plans to encourage U.S. companies to bring untaxed profits overseas back to America.

  • Senate VA deal 'revolutionary': Veterans advocate Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 3:41 PM ET
    Exterior view of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on May 8, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.

    The Senate's VA legislation is a very important reform that will start to chip away at the VA's inefficiencies, a veterans advocate said.

  • What is Beijing's end-game in South China Sea? Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 7:03 PM ET

    Reports this week that Chinese fishing boats rammed and sank a Vietnamese fishing boat in the South China Sea has fueled concerns about geopolitical risk in Asia.

  • Best Cinco de Mayo party isn't where you'd think Monday, 5 May 2014 | 6:09 AM ET
    Portland, Oregon

    There is only one city that really takes its Cinco de Mayo seriously, and you'd be surprised where it is.

  • How big data has changed India elections Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 6:48 PM ET
    Indian election officials check electronic voting machines at a distribution center in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh state this week.

    With India's 16th national election under way, some parties appear to have an edge as technology, social media and big data play a key role in connecting with voters.

  • India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani (2nd R) reads out his nomination ahead of elections which kicked off on April 7.

    India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), widely tipped to form the next government, said in its election manifesto it would encourage foreign direct investment but appeared to close the door to global retailers.

  • House to vote Thursday on Medicare doctor pay Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 11:59 AM ET
    John Boehner

    The House of Representatives on Thursday will vote on legislation to avert a pay cut for doctors who participate in the Medicare health care program for the elderly, said House Speaker John Boehner.

  • Soldiers of the newly formed Crimean army attend the oath ceremony in Simferopol on March 8, 2014.

    Shots were fired in Crimea to warn off an unarmed international team of monitors and at a Ukrainian observation plane, as the standoff between occupying Russian forces and besieged Ukrainian troops intensified.

  • More jump into the fray on Arizona bill debate Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 4:25 PM ET
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer

    The Arizona governor has until Saturday to act on a bill that would let businesses refuse service to gays and lesbians.

  • Businesses call for Ariz veto of anti-gay bill Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 7:49 AM ET
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.

    Gov. Jan Brewer is under pressure to veto a bill that would allow businesses to refuse service to gay and lesbians on the basis of religious freedom.

  • Dingell, longest-serving congressman, to retire Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:24 AM ET
    Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich.

    The Michigan Democrat is the former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and has been a staunch advocate for the auto industry.

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