KIEV, Ukraine - A Ukrainian military spokesman says separatist rebels fired on Ukrainian positions nearly 50 times over the past day, despite a cease-fire that was called into effect five days ago. Lt. Col. Anatoliy Stelmakh said Friday that the village of Kurakhovo, west of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk,... more »
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Relatives of Dutch victims killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are meeting with their king, queen and prime minister amid growing anger at the treatment of their loved ones' bodies by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine. Before the meeting Monday afternoon, Prime Minister Mark... more »
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is declaring a Syrian rebel group with alleged ties to al-Qaida as a terrorist organization. It's an effort to blunt the influence of extremists as the U.S. steps up cooperation with the Syrian opposition. The State Department's action blocks Jabhat al-Nusra's assets in the U.S.... more »
JACKSON, Miss.- An effort to enshrine an Old South university mascot into the Mississippi Constitution is a lost cause - at least for now. Arthur Randallson directs the Colonel Reb Political Action Committee, a group pushing a ballot initiative to make the University of Mississippi revive a mascot it retired... more »
CHILMARK, Mass. - President Barack Obama said Monday that Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi's "rule is over" although elements of his regime continue to resist rebels who have taken control much of the capital.
He appealed to Gadhafi to prevent further bloodshed, and urged opposition forces to build a democratic... more »