Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:14:44 GMT
President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...More >>
American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an...More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:54:59 GMT
The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to...More >>
Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a potential threat to global security, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the stricken region amid worries that both the financial and human cost...More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:54:16 GMT
The World Health Organization says China is sending a laboratory team to Sierra Leone to help fight the Ebola outbreak, as international efforts to stop the dreaded disease ramp up.More >>
The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a...More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:42:34 GMT
A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the...More >>
The Mexican government began airlifting the first of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes.More >>
KHARKIV, UKRAINE (Radio Free Europe/CNN) - A Ukrainian government convoy of trucks with food and other humanitarian aid bound for the separatist-held Luhansk region left the government-controlled city of Kharkiv on Thursday.
Officials said the supplies will be handed over to the Red Cross for distribution in the region.
The deliveries came as a Russian convoy of nearly 300 trucks was on its way toward the Ukrainian border with shipments of humanitarian aid.
Heavy fighting continues in eastern Ukraine with the death toll topping more than 2,000 people, according to the U.N. Ukraine national forces are battling pro-Russian separatists and are taking back ground held by the rebels.
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Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:33:28 GMT
The city council in Donetsk says three people have been killed and five wounded in shelling overnight in the city in eastern Ukraine.More >>
Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:21:25 GMT
A key survey of German investor optimism fell in September for the ninth month in a row as the crisis in Ukraine, economic stagnation in Europe and the upcoming independence referendum in Scotland weighed on...More >>
A key measure of German investor optimism fell in September for the ninth month in a row, dragged down by worries over the crisis in Ukraine, economic stagnation in Europe and the upcoming independence referendum in Scotland.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:32 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:32:01 GMT
The kindergarten building in this village in eastern Ukraine was once a source of pride. Renovated and brightly decorated with money provided by German donors, its classrooms were opening the doors of education to...More >>
The kindergarten building in this village in eastern Ukraine was once a source of pride. Renovated and brightly decorated with money provided by German donors, its classrooms were opening the doors of education to 120...More >>