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Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

3 hours 9 mins ago
MOSCOW (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. Full Story
Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

2 hours 2 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4. Full Story
NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia

NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia

2 hours 48 mins ago
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there against potential Russian aggression, the alliance's secretary general said Monday. Full Story
Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

2 hours 53 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term elections. Full Story
2016ers jockey even before congressional elections

2016ers jockey even before congressional elections

4 hours 24 mins ago
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — One set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the unofficial starting line in the 2016 race for the White House. Full Story

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Anti-euro party's success poses dilemma for Merkel

Anti-euro party's success poses dilemma for Merkel

7 hours 10 mins ago
BERLIN (AP) — The success of a new anti-euro party in a German state election intensifies a dilemma for Chancellor Angela Merkel: how to handle a rival whose rise could make it more difficult for her party to form coalition governments around the country. Full Story
US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

10 hours 8 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show. Full Story
Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

10 hours 10 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say. Full Story