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Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. embassy annex in Tripoli

Sunday, 31 August 2014 14:29
By Mark Hosenball and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an annex of the U.S. embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, U.S. officials said on Sunday. A YouTube video showed the breach of the vacated diplomatic facility by an armed group from the northwestern city of Misrata, with dozens of fighters seen…
Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya
Sunday, 31 August 2014 14:29
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has "secured" a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday. The Islamist militia's move likely will reinvigorate debate in the U.S. over its role in Libya, more than three years after supporting rebels who toppled dictator Moammar Gadhafi. It also comes near the two-year…
US hiring remains strong in July
Sunday, 31 August 2014 12:29
Washington (AFP) - The US economy generated 209,000 new jobs in July, down from June but maintaining a solid 200,000-plus monthly streak since February, the Commerce Department said Friday. The unemployment rate rose by 0.1 points to 6.2 percent, but it remained near its lowest level in nearly six years and well down from 7.9 percent at the start of 2013. It was the first time since 1997 that the economy had added more than…
Economy adds 209,000 jobs in July. Is Wall Street growing frustrated? (+video)
Sunday, 31 August 2014 12:29
For years now, most Americans have probably felt like onlookers to the economic recovery: Favorable jobs reports, improved housing data, and new stock market records keep coming, but that has translated little to improving the lot of much of the country since the recession. This week, there were the first hints in a while that Wall Street, which has reaped most of the recovery's benefits, may be growing antsy as well. The US economy added…
Lawmakers, advocates scramble as Obama slows immigration timeline
Sunday, 31 August 2014 12:29
WASHINGTON -- Across the nation, lawmakers and activists were bracing for the White House to announce unilateral action on immigration enforcement by the end of the the summer. But a recent suggestion by President Obama that the timing might have been pushed back is forcing a last-minute scramble to rethink strategy -- just two months before the midterm elections. Democrats who were either cheering the moves or bracing for campaign blowback must rethink re-election strategy.…
Republicans warn Putin could threaten more European nations
Sunday, 31 August 2014 12:29
Two Republican lawmakers warned on "Face the Nation" Sunday that if the U.S. and Europe do not work to deter Russian President Vladimir Putin more aggressively, he could begin to threaten other nations in Eastern Europe. Russia has increased its military involvement in Ukraine in recent days raising alarm among Western nations. In an interview, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said that from the Ukrainian standpoint it might be considered an act of war. Putin is…
Is it too risky to bomb ISIS inside Syria right now?
Sunday, 31 August 2014 12:29
As President Obama contemplates the use of military force to defeat Islamic militants in Syria, Congress is still divided on the question. Two Republican lawmakers said Sunday on "Face the Nation" that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also known as ISIL) requires a quick and forceful U.S. response - including possible airstrikes - the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee warned that the region's geopolitics mean the first step must…
Officials: Iraqi forces break jihadist siege of Amerli
Sunday, 31 August 2014 12:28
Baghdad (AFP) - Iraqi forces broke through to the jihadist-besieged Shiite town of Amerli Sunday, where thousands of people have been trapped for more than two months with dwindling food and water supplies. It is the biggest offensive success for the Iraqi government since militants led by the Sunni Islamic State (IS) jihadist group overran large areas of five provinces in June, sweeping security forces aside. The breakthrough came as America carried out limited strikes…
Israel appropriates West Bank land for possible settlement use
Sunday, 31 August 2014 12:28
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years and a Palestinian official said would cause only more friction after the Gaza war. Some 400 hectares (988 acres) in the Etzion settlement bloc near Bethlehem were declared "state land, on the instructions of the political echelon" by the military-run Civil Administration. Israel Radio said the step was taken in…
China slams door on full Hong Kong democracy in 2017 vote
Sunday, 31 August 2014 12:28

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