International Incidents

EU targets 8 more Russians over naval incident off Ukraine

Mar 15, 2019

The European Union has imposed sanctions on 8 more Russian officials that it says were involved in the seizure by Russia of Ukrainian ships and crew in November

Israel strikes Gaza targets following Tel Aviv rocket attack

Mar 15, 2019

Israel's military says Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets toward Tel Aviv, and the Israeli prime minister convened an urgent meeting with senior military officials to discuss a response

Italy standoff over high-speed rail to France eases

Mar 9, 2019

Italy's coalition partners appear to have temporarily resolved a dispute over the high-speed rail line to France, with an agreement to let new contract bids go out on schedule but without any financial commitments

Israeli fire kills Gaza protester; clashes in West Bank

Mar 9, 2019

Israeli troops have shot dead a Palestinian at the weekly protest along the fence bordering the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, and Palestinians and the Israeli military clashed in a West Bank village earlier in the day

Israeli army demolishes home of alleged Palestinian attacker

Mar 7, 2019

Israeli military demolishes family home of Palestinian accused of killing two soldiers and an Israeli newborn

China says pest concerns justify ban on Canadian canola

Mar 7, 2019

China says it is blocking some imports of the agricultural product canola from Canada due to fears of insect infestation, amid a conflict between the two countries over Canada's arrest of a Chinese technology company executive

Ministry: Israeli fire kills Gaza teen at border skirmishes

Mar 7, 2019

Gaza's Health Ministry says a 15-year-old Palestinian has died from Israeli gunfire during nighttime skirmishes along Gaza-Israel frontier

Macron's plea for Europe lays down battle lines for May vote

Mar 5, 2019

Mixed reactions to French President Emmanuel Macron's plea for a stronger Europe

World shares mixed as China indicates support for economy

Mar 5, 2019

World shares mixed as China's targets 6-6.5 percent growth in 2019

Philippines worried it may get involved in war at sea for US

Mar 5, 2019

The Philippine defense chief says a 1951 treaty calling for US and Philippines to defend one another needs to be reviewed to clear ambiguities that could cause chaos and confusion during a crisis

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