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Jul 17, 2014

Helicopter crashes in South Korea, killing 5

The helicopter was returning to headquarters in the eastern provincial firefighting agency after participating in search operations for 11 people still missing after a ferry sinking that killed more than 290 in April, fire officials in Gwangju said s...

Jul 26, 2014

Official: Israel Leans Toward Extending Gaza Truce

(GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip) — An Israeli government official says Israel is “leaning toward” extending a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by at least four hours. The truce was to end at 8 p.m. (1700 GMT) Saturday. The official, speaking on cond... #Israel #Gaza Strip

Jul 09, 2014

North Korea Again Fires Projectiles Into Sea

(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea launched two projectiles Wednesday morning into the sea off its east coast, in an apparent continuation of a recent series of missile and artillery test launches, a South Korean defense official said. The launch was... #Israel #Gaza Strip

Jul 09, 2014

North Korea fires 2 projectiles into sea, South Korea says

The launch was presumed to be of Scud missiles, but the official, who asked for anonymity because of department rules, had no other details... #Israel #Gaza Strip

Jul 30, 2014

A look at the EU's new sanctions against Russia

(AP) -- The European Union's sanctions against Russia are bound to inflict pain on the country's ailing economy. While still narrowly targeted, they come as a warning shot to convince Moscow to change its Ukraine policies or face even tougher penalti... #European Union #Europe #Brussels #The Arctic

Aug 01, 2014

35 Palestinians killed, Israeli officer missing

(AP) -- A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been captured. Israel and H... #Israel #Hamas

Jul 29, 2014

U.S.: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for som... #European Union #Vladimir Putin #Barack Obama #Ronald Reagan #US State Department #Mikhail Gorbachev #New York Times Company #National Security Agency

Jul 29, 2014

Brookhaven Town Supervisor begins removing his name from town signs

Brookhaven Supervisor Edward P. Romaine on Tuesday stripped his name from a sign at a town sports facility -- a symbolic gesture that he said he hopes other officials will emulate. Romaine, a Republican, unscrewed a sign bearing his moniker from a si... #Suffolk County, NY #Brookhaven, NY #Center Moriches, NY #Farmingville, NY #Long Island, NY #Medford, NY

Jul 27, 2014

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

(AP) -- Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. The U.S. State Department, meanwhile, r... #John Kerry #US State Department #Sergei Lavrov #Malaysia Airlines #Mark Rutte

Jul 31, 2014

Israel calls up 16,000 reserve troops, vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign in the densely-populated te... #Israel #Hamas #Benjamin Netanyahu #Gaza Strip