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NATO to Create a Rapid-Response Force for Eastern Europe, Officials Say

published less than 1 hour ago
NATO to Create a Rapid-Response Force for Eastern Europe, Officials Say
NATO leaders are expected to respond to increased Russian intervention in Ukraine by establishing a force capable of deploying quickly to Eastern Europe.

British Leader Proposes Seizing Passports of Returning Jihadists

published about 2 hours ago
British Leader Proposes Seizing Passports of Returning Jihadists
In announcing new police powers, Prime Minister David Cameron was trying to show toughness in the face of young British Muslims’ going off to fight ... more

World Briefing: Geckos on Mission Die Aboard Russian Spacecraft

published about 2 hours ago
Five geckos launched into space for an experiment on sexual reproduction in near-zero gravity were found dead after their spacecraft returned to earth, the Russian ... more

In Interviews, 3 Americans Held in North Korea Plead for U.S. Help

published about 3 hours ago
The three were interviewed by CNN and The Associated Press, and the choreography of the interviews suggested that North Korea wanted to use the prisoners ... more

Parents Who Took Ill Son Abroad Fight Order to Return to Britain

published about 4 hours ago
Parents Who Took Ill Son Abroad Fight Order to Return to Britain
The parents of Ashya King, 5, who has a brain tumor, attended an extradition hearing in Spain, where they had taken their son after leaving ... more

U.N. Rights Council Looks at ISIS Abuses in Iraq

published about 5 hours ago
U.N. Rights Council Looks at ISIS Abuses in Iraq
The top United Nations advocate for children afflicted by war said ISIS was using them as informers, sentries and, in some cases, suicide bombers.