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Netanyahu: Expect war to stretch on

Strike kills 9 kids in park; 2 sides blame each other

Subscriber onlyGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis on Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City. Continue reading...

Shelling bars crash site access

Fighting keeps outside monitors from jetliner in Ukraine

Subscriber onlySHAKHTYORSK, Ukraine -- Artillery fire blocked the route to the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner in eastern Ukraine on Monday, forcing an international delegation of European monitors and police officials to turn back without reaching the crash site. Continue reading...

Yukos Oil shareholders win case

Hague court tells Russia to pay $50 billion in theft of firm

Subscriber onlyLONDON -- An international tribunal in The Hague has awarded the shareholders of the now-defunct Yukos oil company about $50 billion, in a ruling on claims that the Russian government illegally seized the company from one of the country's most powerful oligarchs. Continue reading...

Deaths rise as militants focus on Assad

Subscriber onlyBEIRUT -- More than 2,000 Syrians -- almost half of them pro-government forces -- have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting in Syria, marking one of the worst death tolls in the country's three-year civil war, opposition activists said Monday. Continue reading...

Militants attack group traveling for Ramadan in the Philippines

Subscriber onlyMANILA, Philippines -- Abu Sayyaf gunmen attacked Filipino civilians traveling to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families Monday, killing 21, including at least six children, in a brazen road attack that was the bloodiest in recent years by the militant group, police and military officials said. Continue reading...

Chinese police remove church's cross, cite code violations

Subscriber onlyBEIJING -- Hundreds of police took down a church's cross Monday in a city known as "China's Jerusalem" for its many houses of worship in what analysts call a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity. Continue reading...

The World in Brief

Subscriber onlyLibya asks for help as oil inferno spreads Continue reading...

Israel, Hamas renew attacks across border

Gaza conflict rages, despite bid to reach lull in fighting

Subscriber onlyIsrael and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza conflict, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday. Continue reading...

U.S. exports of coal stir climate worries

Policy criticized as shifting pollution

Subscriber onlyAs the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Continue reading...

Ukraine pushes on to secure crash site

Won’t send troops, Netherlands says

Subscriber onlyUkrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russia separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. Continue reading...

Ebola claims doctor's life, Liberia government says

Subscriber onlyOne of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, a government official said Sunday, as two U.S. citizens were treated in the West African country after contracting the disease, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat the spread of the deadly virus. Continue reading...

The world in brief

Subscriber only13 reported dead in China typhoon BEIJING -- A typhoon has killed 13 people in China and left thousands in need of basic living supplies, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Sunday. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama will rename the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, a program designed to foster a new generation of African leaders, after former South African President Nelson Mandela, the White House said. Continue reading...

Hamas ends truce; rockets fly

Israel: Gaza houses hide shafts, traps

Subscriber onlyHamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza fighting. Continue reading...

U.S. evacuates mission in Libya

Militia clashes in Tripoli a threat to diplomats, Kerry says

Subscriber onlyThe State Department on Saturday evacuated all U.S. personnel from its embassy in Libya after clashes among rival militias in the capital intensified in recent days in the vicinity of the diplomatic mission, officials said. Continue reading...

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