Law enforcement from three states search for suspects who ambushed two troopers at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania, killing one and wounding the other. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/us/state-police-officer-dies-in-pennsylvania-ambush.html?ref=us The slain trooper was identified on Saturday afternoon as Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson. The wounded trooper, who was identified as Alex T. Douglass, was in critical but stable […]

Ukraine’s defense minister said on Sunday that he had discussed weapons deliveries in bilateral meetings with NATO defense ministers during a NATO summit in Wales on Sept. 4-5.http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2014/09/14/world/europe/14reuters-ukraine-crisis-heletey.html?ref=world  Earlier this month, a senior Ukrainian official said Kiev had agreed on the provision of weapons and military advisers from several members of the U.S.-led alliance of […]

Malaysia’s has reportedly invited the United States to fly spy planes out of East Malaysia on the southern rim of the South China Sea.The agreement seems likely to intensify China’s anger at American surveillance of the strategic waterway and its disputed islands, analysts say. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/world/asia/malaysia-risks-enraging-china-by-inviting-us-spy-flights.html?ref=world&_r=0 The United States’ chief of naval operations, Adm. Jonathan W. […]

US and British intelligence services are able to secretly access information from German telecoms operators, according to a German newspaper report. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29196748 A programme called Treasure Map gives the NSA and its UK counterpart, GCHQ, data from operators including Deutsche Telekom, Der Spiegel said. The data is said to include information from networks as well […]

Senator John McCain is battling persistent Internet rumors that he not only helped invent ISIS but also knows its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed caliph of the Muslim world and America’s latest Public Enemy No. 1. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/12/world/middleeast/try-as-he-may-john-mccain-cant-shake-falsehoods-about-ties-to-isis.html?ref=world&_r=0 The rumors are based partly on images of a Syrian fighter who resembles Mr. Baghdadi, seen in […]

The Obama administration said Wednesday that it needed no new approval from Congress to launch an open-ended air war in both Syria and Iraq against the group known as ISIS because the campaign is covered by the existing authorization to use military force against the perpetrators of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/11/world/middleeast/white-house-invites-congress-to-approve-isis-strikes-but-says-it-isnt-necessary.html?ref=us The […]

“Come on, you know who has created ISIS,” said an Iranian supermarket owner, winking his right eye. “Admit it,” demanded the taxi driver, hitting his steering wheel to make his point. “It is so obvious!” concluded the talkative uncle at the birthday party. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/11/world/middleeast/isis-many-in-iran-believe-is-an-american-invention.html?ref=world ISIS, Iranian leaders have been saying for a long time, is […]

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