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NATO: Russian forces are still in east Ukraine

NATO'S top military commander said during a visit to Kiev Wednesday that Russian forces were still operating in eastern Ukraine, providing the "backbone" to separatist rebels fighting government forces.

Lebanon attempts to contain refugee repercussions

Prime Minister Tammam Salam hailed an awareness campaign Tuesday aimed at reaching out to the international community to help curb the negative repercussions of the Syrian refugee crisis on the Lebanese community.

Lebanon attempts to contain refugee repercussions

Prime Minister Tammam Salam hailed an awareness campaign Tuesday aimed at reaching out to the international community to help curb the negative repercussions of the Syrian refugee crisis on the Lebanese community.

Egypt eyes Cyprus’ untapped natural gas

Cyprus and energy-starved Egypt agreed Tuesday to speed up procedures on the prospect of exporting natural gas from the Mediterranean island to the North African country, officials said.

No politics zone

Lebanon’s ongoing food safety saga shows little sign of letting up, which is a good thing if government officials and politicians manage to achieve tangible results that improve the public health situation.

No politics zone

Lebanon’s ongoing food safety saga shows little sign of letting up, which is a good thing if government officials and politicians manage to achieve tangible results that improve the public health situation.

The lessons from the Iran negotiations

This week’s extension in the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 is a welcome jolt of composure and realism in a process that for years has been characterized by wild allegations, emotional retorts and intemperate actions.

Children’s rights: the struggle of our time

Two tragic and haunting images have emerged this year: hooded ISIS executioners holding their knives to the necks of innocent victims, and masked medical workers bravely fighting an uphill battle against an Ebola outbreak for which the world was not prepared.

Hamilton ready for new title fight

Two-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said Monday he is determined to keep winning Formula One titles with Mercedes after his triumph in Abu Dhabi.

Hughes critical after ball strikes head

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes is in critical condition in a Sydney hospital after undergoing emergency surgery for a severe head injury suffered when he was struck on the helmet by a ball during a domestic match Tuesday.

On the demands of etiquette

Etiquette. The word carries with it many misconceptions, and it’s time to set the record straight. According to experts in the field, adhering to its code is meant to make life easier.

On the demands of etiquette

Etiquette. The word carries with it many misconceptions, and it’s time to set the record straight. According to experts in the field, adhering to its code is meant to make life easier.

A taste of the Andes: Kaiken wines

The kaiken goose is the only bird strong enough to fly over the Andes Mountains, which reach heights of more than 7,000 meters. Each year this goose, whose name comes from the Mapuche Indian language, flies from Chile to Argentina. It has a wingspan of two meters, needed for powering across the mountains.

Multinational crew reaches space station

A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan Sunday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy’s first female astronaut.

Blended frog juice a popular Peru elixir

Frogs from Peru's Lake Titicaca are the main ingredient in a juice blend that some Andean cultures believe has the power to cure asthma, bronchitis, sluggishness and a low sex drive.