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Slaying of American reopens debate on ransoms

The United States, by rejecting demands for a nine‑digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, upheld a policy choice that some...

Remains of MH17 dead arrive in Malaysia

A plane carrying the first remains of the 43 Malaysians killed in the MH17 disaster returned home on Friday, where they were to be sombrely received on a...

Islamic State militants pose imminent threat to US, Hagel says

The militant Islamic State poses an “imminent threat” to the U. S. and may take years to...

Ukraine president pledges to 'talk peace' with Putin

Ukraine's president said he will "talk peace" with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by demanding the withdrawal of pro‑Kremlin...

Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap: GAO

The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional...

US missionaries beat Ebola as Liberia crisis worsens

Two American missionaries who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia have left hospital after making a full recovery, doctors said on...

S&P 500 tops record on economy data as treasuries, oil rise

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose to a record, while oil advanced with bonds, amid optimism the Federal Reserve is committed to supporting a...

Ukraine: Some Russian aid trucks clearing customs

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Some Russian trucks in a massive aid convoy have begun to clear customs at a rebel‑held border crossing in eastern...

Foley captors 'demanded $132m ransom'

Journalist James Foley's jihadist captors had demanded a ransom of 100 million euros -- $132 million -- for his release, his employer said Thursday...