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U.S. Believes Closed Embassy in Libya Is Secure

A State Department official said Monday it believes the closed U.S. Embassy compound in Libya remains secure, and an Islamist militia group apparently is guarding it. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Lawmakers Press for More U.S. Action on Islamic State

Top lawmakers stepped up pressure on the White House to more forcefully deal with the Islamic State, three days after President Barack Obama said the U.S. has no immediate plans to escalate military operations against extremists. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Obama delivers remarks at Laborfest 2014 at Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Amid foreign crises, Obama takes solace in U.S. economic turnaround

By Steve Holland MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Throughout much of his presidency, Barack Obama has been under siege about the state of the U.S. With his handling of foreign policy under fire in confronting challenges from Ukraine to the Middle East, Obama made a Labor Day trek to Milwaukee's annual Laborfest event to underscore how he […]

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U.S. Sanctions Not Effective Against Russia, Senators Say

The Obama administration’s use of sanctions as its primary tool to stop Russia from interfering in Ukraine isn’t proving effective so far, senior lawmakers said Sunday. Full News here – Washington Wire

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U.S., foreign fighters in Syria pose ‘very serious threat’ to U.S.: lawmaker

Hundreds of U.S., British and Canadian citizens who have trained with Islamic State fighters trying to carve out their own state in Iraq and Syria pose a “very serious threat” to the United States, a top Republican lawmaker said Sunday. Representative Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, urged the Obama administration to aggressively […]

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A view of an annex of the U.S. embassy in Tripoli during a media tour organised by Operation Dawn after the group took over the annex

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

By Mark Hosenball and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned 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. A YouTube video showed the breach of the diplomatic […]

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U.S. urges Israel to reverse planned West Bank land appropriation

The United States sees Israel’s announcement on Sunday of a land appropriation for possible settlement construction in the occupied West Bank as “counterproductive” to peace efforts and urges the Israeli government to reverse the decision, a State Department official said. Israel laid claim to nearly a thousand acres (400 hectares) in the Etzion settlement bloc […]

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U.S. Strikes Help Break Siege in Iraq

U.S. airstrikes helped break a two-month siege by Sunni militants on a Shiite town on Sunday, in apparent coordination with ground attacks by Shiite militias, local civilian fighters and Kurdish troops. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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U.S. Airstrikes Help Break Militants’ Siege of Northern Iraqi Town

A coalition backed by American air power broke a long siege of Amerli, a town in northern Iraq that for weeks had been surrounded by Sunni extremists who threatened to slaughter thousands of Shiite residents. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Libyans Overrun Compound Abandoned by U.S. Embassy in Tripoli

A video circulating online Sunday showed gleeful trespassers diving off a balcony into a pool in the residential compound abandoned by the American Embassy when it pulled out of Tripoli in July. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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