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Ukrainian jet was shot down by missile from a Russian plane

A Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down by an air-to-air missile from a Russian plane and Ukrainian troops were fired upon by missiles from a village inside Russia, a spokesman for Ukraine’s Security Council said Thursday. The alleged episodes mark … read more

Hamas fired a rocket at Israel just as a 5 hour UN. cease-fire expired

Palestinian militants fired a rocket at Israel Thursday just as a five-hour U.N. humanitarian cease-fire expired, the Israeli military said. Gaza residents had crowded banks, vegetable markets and shops as they took advantage of the first respite from 10 days … read more

Israel and Hamas agreed to U.N. brokered “humanitarian” pause

Israel and Hamas agreed to a five-hour U.N. brokered “humanitarian” pause to their 9-day-long battle, offering the most encouraging sign yet that the fierce fighting could come to an end. Israel’s bombardment of Gaza has killed more than 200 Palestinians, … read more

Iran nuclear talks in Vienna.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and fellow foreign ministers are adding their diplomatic muscle to nuclear talks with Iran, with a target date only a week away for a pact meant to curb programs Tehran could turn to making … read more

UK intelligence services accused of complicity in torture of British citizen in Ethiopia

Posted by Minilik Salsawi Ali Adorus was subjected to electrocution, hooding and beatings during his 18 month imprisonment in Ethiopia Britain’s intelligence and security agencies are facing claims that they were complicit in the brutal torture of a British man … read more

Germany investigating 2nd USA spy suspect.

German authorities are investigating a second spy case reportedly involving the U.S., a week after the arrest of a German intelligence employee cast a new shadow over relations between the two countries. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that police raided properties … read more

Israel’s Netanyahu expresses shock over ‘abhorrent’ murder of Palestinian teen

Jerusalem (CNN) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday spoke with the father of the Palestinian teenager who was burned alive in Jerusalem last week, expressing shock at what he called an “abhorrent” murder. As anger continues to boil … read more

Iraq PM says hopes for deal on new government

Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday that he hoped to overcome the challenges blocking the formation of a new government, a day after the new parliament’s first session ended without agreement on top government posts. “A state of … read more

UN experts trace recent seized arms to Iran

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A U.N. expert panel has concluded that a shipment of rockets and other weapons that was seized by Israel came from Iran and represents a violation of the U.N. arms embargo on Tehran, according to a … read more

Adviser to Putin Glazyev says Ukrainian President Poroshenko is a Nazi

A senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin has lashed out at Ukraine’s president ahead of the signing of a controversial EU deal. Sergei Glazyev said Petro Poroshenko was a “Nazi” and his endorsement of the deal was “illegitimate”. Mr … read more