MEXICO CITY — The chief of the U.S. Border Patrol instructed his agents Friday to seek cover from rock throwers along the southern border rather than shoot at them, and to take other steps to curb a spate of killings of migrants.
MOSCOW — Russia was swept up in patriotic fervor Friday in anticipation of bringing Crimea back into its territory, with tens of thousands of people thronging Red Square chanting “Crimea is Russia!” as a parliamentary leader declared the peninsula would be welcomed as an “equal subject” of Russia.
Demonstrators in Moscow’s Red Square hold posters reading “Crimea is Russian land!” on Friday. A leader of Russia’s parliament assured her Crimean counterpart that if voters in a March 16 referendum favor annexation, the region would be welcomed as “an absolutely equal subject of the Russian…
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia identified the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group along with al-Qaida and others Friday, warning those who join them or support them they could face five to 30 years in prison.
Drones, once known as weapons of war, are undergoing a dramatic makeover as a hot new business tool in the sky. But, as with unmanned military craft, domestic drones are prompting concerns over safety and privacy.
WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Gil Kerlikowske on Thursday to be the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, allowing the White House “drug czar” to take on his new post overseeing the Border Patrol.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — In his immaculate blue dress uniform, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair stood ramrod straight before a judge Thursday and pleaded guilty to three charges that could send him to prison for up to 15 years.
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair is one of the most senior members of the military to face trial on sexual assault charges.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, center, talks with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 6, 2014, during a news conference following a Senate vote on military sexual assaults. The Senate blocked a bill that would have stripped senior military commanders of th…
WASHINGTON — Bowing to the Pentagon, the Senate agreed after impassioned debate Thursday to leave the authority to prosecute rapes and other serious crimes with military commanders in a struggle that highlighted the growing role of women in Congress.
A woman holds a poster against war at Kiev's Independence Square, in Ukraine, Thursday, March 6, 2014. The Heads of State of the EU will meet Thursday in emergency session in Brussels to discuss the situation in Ukraine. The destroyed trade union offices which was burned in clashes seen in t…
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Ukraine lurched toward breakup Thursday as lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia and would put the decision to voters in 10 days.
A Ukrainian naval officer observes a Russian ship scuttled by the Russian navy, trapping five Ukrainian naval vessels at a base in western Crimea. Crimea’s new leader says pro-Russian forces now control all access to the peninsula in the Black Sea.
KABUL, Afghanistan — An early-morning NATO airstrike in Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province killed five Afghan soldiers on Thursday, defense ministry officials said. The coalition said the deaths were an accident and expressed its condolences.
JERUSALEM — Israeli naval forces on Wednesday seized a ship laden with rockets it said were bound for militants in the Gaza Strip, and officials accused Iran of orchestrating the delivery in an elaborate 5,000-mile journey that included covert stops across the region.
Those women who do want a combat job — mostly age 27 and younger —want one that takes them into the heart of battle. Men and women agree the physical standards for the jobs should remain the same
FORT EUSTIS, Va. — Only a small fraction of Army women say they’d like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs, but those few who do say they want a job that takes them right into the heart of battle, according to preliminary results from a survey of the service’s nearly 170,000 women.
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