On July 4, A Message For Patriots Of All Persuasions

On July 4, A Message For Patriots Of All Persuasions

When the flags fly proudly on the Fourth of July, I always remember what my late father taught me about love of country. He was a deeply patriotic man, much as he despised the sco ...

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Iraq PM Rejects Salvation Government As Jihadists Bolstered

Iraq PM Rejects Salvation Government As Jihadists Bolstered

Baghdad (AFP) - Iraq's premier rejected forming a salvation government to confront jihadists whose sweeping offensive in the country was bolstered Wednesday when Al-Qaeda's Syrian ...

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Ukraine Seeks Putin Help To Save Crumbling Truce

Ukraine Seeks Putin Help To Save Crumbling Truce

Slavyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Ukraine's new Western-backed leader sought urgent talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday after separatist rebels shot down an army he ...

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Iraq PM Under Mounting Criticism As U.S. Holds Back On Air Strikes

Iraq PM Under Mounting Criticism As U.S. Holds Back On Air Strikes

Baghdad (AFP) - Iraq's leader faced mounting criticism Friday for his Shiite-led government's failure to do more to woo the Sunni Arab minority as U.S. President Barack Obama prom ...

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Obama: U.S. Ready For ‘Precise’ Military Action In Iraq

Obama: U.S. Ready For ‘Precise’ Military Action In Iraq

Washington (AFP) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday said he was ready to send 300 military advisors to Iraq and if necessary to take "targeted" and "precise" military actio ...

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WATCH LIVE: President Obama Delivers Statement On Iraq

WATCH LIVE: President Obama Delivers Statement On Iraq

At 12:30pm, EST, President Barack Obama will deliver a statement from the White House on the crisis in Iraq. The president's remarks will follow a meeting with his national securi ...

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U.S. May Send 100 Special Forces To Baghdad

U.S. May Send 100 Special Forces To Baghdad

Washington (AFP) - Washington may deploy 100 special forces troops to advise the Iraqi army in its defense of Baghdad from Sunni extremists but not initially to call in air strike ...

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Iraq PM Under Fire As U.S. Mulls Air Strikes On Militants

Iraq PM Under Fire As U.S. Mulls Air Strikes On Militants

Baghdad (AFP) - Top U.S. officials warned Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki against "sectarian" policies as President Barack Obama Thursday weighed calls for air strikes on Sunn ...

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Kerry: U.S. Seeks To Help All Iraqis, Not Maliki

Kerry: U.S. Seeks To Help All Iraqis, Not Maliki

Washington (AFP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry insisted in remarks aired Thursday that Washington is seeking to help all Iraqis, not merely prop up Prime Minister Nuri al-M ...

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