Opinion

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Renewed Israel-Hamas fighting after the collapse of truce talks in Cairo highlights the steep obstacles to ending the Gaza war. Israel's leadership is under domestic pressure not to hand achievements to Hamas after the Islamic militant group fired...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The heads of AP's Rome and Seoul bureaus look at the achievements and lessons of Pope Francis' trip to South Korea: ___ THE VIEW FROM THE PAPAL PLANE In a whirlwind five-day trip to South Korea, Pope Francis beatified 124 martyrs, kissed almost as many...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The heads of AP's Rome and Seoul bureaus look at the achievements and lessons of Pope Francis' trip to South Korea: ___ THE VIEW FROM THE PAPAL PLANE In a whirlwind five-day trip to South Korea, Pope Francis beatified 124 martyrs, kissed almost as many...
WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of resisting the pull of more Mideast conflicts, President Barack Obama has sent the military back into action in Iraq, where he once accused his predecessor of waging a "dumb war." U.S. planes on Friday bombed Islamic militants who were towing...
WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of resisting the pull of more Mideast conflicts, President Barack Obama is ready to return the United States to military action in Iraq, the very country where he accused his predecessor of engaging in a "dumb war." The president's authorization of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Republicans unleashed impeachment proceedings against a Democratic president, they lost five House seats in an election they seemed primed to win handily. Memories of Bill Clinton and the campaign of 1998 may help explain why Speaker John Boehner...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Strange bedfellows, indeed. The Obama administration has found itself in a foreign policy and national security pickle of rare complexity with the apparent entry of Syria into the Iraq conflict on the side of the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad, as well as...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Strange bedfellows, indeed. The Obama administration has found itself in a foreign policy and national security pickle of rare complexity with the apparent entry of Syria into the Iraq conflict on the side of the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad, as well as...
WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, the U.S. has been clear about its intent to step back from Iraq. The restrained American military aid now being offered to defend Baghdad against a ferocious Sunni insurgency reaffirms the Obama administration's mantra that Iraq is still largely on...