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Washington D.C., WA, United States (4E) - U.S. officials are eyeing sanctions on Russia as the European Union (EU) seeks to penalize Russians for worsening tensions last week in the Ukraine.

U.S. officials are also mindful of striking the right tone as they troll Islamists. "twitter is unfortunately or fortunately a platform which is suitable for what we call snark, sarcasm, for insulting people," the official said. "This is something also ...
A US State Department official called the announcement as "counterproductive to Israel's stated goal of a negotiated two-state solution with the Palestinians".
A senior State Department official said Sunday that the U.S. Embassy in Libya's capital is believed to be secure after reports that an Islamist-allied militia group took over the compound.
U.S. and European officials have said that because of relaxed border controls in the European Union, it is difficult to track travel to Syria and Iraq by would-be fighters.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, including the Border Patrol, responded to the alleged threat with a statement; "At present, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are unaware of any specific, credible threat to the U.S. homeland ...
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., underscored the severity of the problem in a separate address to the conference at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas.
While debate in the United States centers on military tactics and Obama's level of congressional and public support for action in Syria, U.S. officials are trying to come up with a coordinated approach to fighting the Islamic State group among a wide ...
He told officials they were originally bought from a British source and were sent to the United States by mail. All the snails were seized.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Agricultural inspectors have seized 1,304 giant African snails, one of the world's most destructive invasive species, from sites around the United States, the Department of agriculture said on Friday. The slimy pests, which can ...
But nearly every senior national security official in the U.S. government - including the attorney general, FBI director, Homeland Security Secretary and leaders of key intelligence and military agencies - has called foreign fighters in Syria and ...
It quoted a senior British official as stating that more than 500 citizens of the UK have joined the fight, with about half returning to England and a small number dying on the battlefield.
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, also was set to speak Friday to the conference held at the Springs Preserve by Colorado-based Protect the Flows and Nuestro Rio, an organization of Latino elected officials in several Southwest states.
(Reuters) - Federal officials have reached an agreement with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett over his plan to use federal funds to pay for private health insurance coverage for up to 600,000 residents, the governor said on Thursday.
The World Health Organization said on Thursday this week that upwards of 20,000 others may become afflicted with the disease before it can properly be controlled, and officials say that 1,552 people have died so far just in the countries of Guinea ...
The Islamic State video of Foley's beheading also showed another of the missing American journalists, Steven Sotloff, and warned he would be killed next if U.S. airstrikes continued. U.S. officials believe the video was made days before its release and ...

U.S. officials also said Russian troops were directly involved in the latest fighting, despite Moscow's denials. intelligence now indicates that up to 1,000 Russian troops have moved into southern Ukraine with heavy weapons and are fighting there, a U ...
Officials: American Killed While Fighting for ISIS Wasn't Alone. An estimated 70 to 100 Americans have gone to Syria to join ISIS or other militant groups, U.S. officials say. About Us · Careers · Contact · Privacy Policy - UPDATED · Terms of Service ...
While there has been a focus recently on the militant group that calls itself the Islamic State, U.S. officials are also concerned about a roster of other rebel fighting forces.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is going to get worse before it gets better, according to the top US public health official. Tom Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control, said the epidemic would need an "unprecedented" response to ...
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - A third doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading US health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse. The disease has ... The group did not ...
Investigators were aware that McCain was in Syria to fight with the militant group, said a U.S. official who was not authorized to discuss by name an ongoing investigation and spoke only on condition of anonymity.
"We've noticed a significant increase in chatter among Islamic terrorist organizations overseas both on the Internet and phone lines," said a U.S. government official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the matter.
(CNN) - A top Ukrainian army officer said a "full-scale invasion" of his country was under way Thursday, as a U.S. official said up to 1,000 Russian troops had crossed Ukraine's southern border to fight alongside pro-Russian rebels. U.S. officials ...
The problem is that officials aren't sure which groups the fighters have joined. Fighting for the group known as the Islamic State, which killed American journalist James Foley last week, or al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra, is a ...
Istanbul - The New York Times reported yesterday that Egypt and the UAE teamed up for the airstrikes against al-Qaida inspired groups in Tripoli, Libya last week.
The problem is that officials can't be clear which groups the fighters have joined. Fighting for the group known as the Islamic State, which killed American journalist James Foley last week, is a violation of U.S. law, as it has been designated a ...
According to a report done by ABC news, U.S. military officials have said that fighters from the Islamic State are "incredible fighters" who are merely "tactically withdrawing" in the face of new U.S. airstrikes. President Obama has ... "They tried to ...
When a U.S. citizen is killed overseas, American consular officials often help the family locate and return the citizen's body to the United States, if possible. McCain's death was first reported by the Free Syrian Army and NBC News. NBC reported that ...
WASHINGTON - The United States has doubled down on its assessment that the Chinese government conducted an anti-satellite (ASAT) test July 23.
One official said the administration has a need for reliable intelligence from Syria and called the surveillance flights an important avenue for obtaining data.
The problem is that officials can't be clear which groups the fighters have joined. Fighting for the group known as the Islamic State, which killed American journalist James Foley last week, is a violation of U.S. law, as it has been designated a ...
Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was in Liberia on Tuesday and later planned to stop in Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Washington (CNN) -- U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized reconnaissance flights over Syria as ISIS militants continue to gain ground in the war-ravaged nation, a U.S. official told CNN. The flights -- seen as a forerunner of possible U.S ...
The United States has started gathering intelligence on the locations of ISIS leadership and troops in Syria, two U.S. officials told CNN. President Barack Obama has OK'd reconnaissance flights over the war-ravaged nation, according to a U.S. official.
U.S. counterterrorism investigators had been looking into McCain's activities for some time before his death, one U.S. official said. He was on a list of Americans who are believed to have joined militant groups and who would be stopped and subjected ...
U.S. officials said Tuesday that an American convert to Islam who recently traveled to Syria apparently has been killed in fighting.
Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was in Liberia on Tuesday and later planned to stop in Sierra Leone and Guinea.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and Chinese military officials will hold talks on rules of behavior at the Pentagon on Tuesday and Wednesday, a U.S. official said, days after the United States denounced a "dangerous" Chinese jet intercept of a U.S. navy ...
WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were responsible for carrying out two series of air strikes in the past week on armed Islamist factions in Tripoli, Libya, U.S. officials said on Monday. The officials said the two Arab ...
This summer, U.S. special operations units were sent into Syria to rescue Foley and other hostages held by Islamist militants, a U.S. official told CNN. Several dozen of the most elite U.S. commandos from Delta Force and Navy Seal Team 6 flew in on ...
A senior administration official said Curtis was released in the Golan Heights, where he was met by U.S. government personnel who were transporting him to Tel Aviv.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government says an American held hostage for about two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria has been released.
As the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continue to gain momentum across northern and western Iraq, U.S. officials have grown concern about the threat it poses to the country, even more so after the group's recent beheading of an American journalist.
Two senior administration officials said Saturday that the review will examine whether the programs are appropriate; the amount of training provided for using military equipment; and how well the government audits the use of the money and equipment by ...
Bad news for the British photographer who allowed a curious monkey to take a selfie using his equipment - or, indeed, any of us looking to allow wild animals to borrow our smartphones or cameras to take self-portraits - US officials have issued new ...
U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement at the White House in Washington Aug. 1. Reuters/Larry Downing. U.S. intelligence and military officials have begun collecting geographic information about current Islamic State strongholds and leadership ...
With the rapid advance of ISIS across northern Iraq, and the release this week of a video showing one of the group's operatives beheading an American journalist, the language Obama administration officials are using to describe the danger the terrorist ...
Bad news for the British photographer who allowed a curious monkey to take a selfie using his equipment - or, indeed, any of us looking to allow wild animals to borrow our smartphones or cameras to take self-portraits - US officials have issued new ...


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