International

(Undated) -- Part of a Russian aid convoy is rolling into Ukraine. Moscow defied the Ukrainian government in ordering about 70 trucks to cross the border today and head for the eastern rebel stronghold of Luhansk. A number of pro-Russia separatist fighters are accompanying the...
(Washington, DC) -- The Government Accountability Office says the Defense Department violated the law when it carried out a controversial prisoner swap for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. The GAO says the Pentagon should have let the relevant congressional committees know about the...
(Arlington, VA) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel calls ISIS the most sophisticated and well-funded terrorist organization that U.S. officials have seen in a long time. During a Pentagon briefing yesterday, Hagel said the U.S. and its allies must be prepared for anything,...
(Gaza) -- Hamas says three of its senior commanders were killed by an Israel air strike Thursday. These are the three highest-ranking casualties Hamas has announced since the Israel offensive began six weeks ago. Hamas says the three commanders had led operations against Israel...
(Washington, DC) -- The Treasury Department is cracking down on financial companies providing money and arms to the Taliban. The U.S. is slapping sanctions on several international money transferring businesses, labeling them global terrorists for supplying services to the...
(Arlington, VA) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expressing deep condolences over the beheading of veteran American journalist James Foley. During a Pentagon briefing, Hagel noted that Foley was "savagely murdered" by a ruthless Islamic terrorist group that has been rampaging...
(Washington, DC) -- The U.S. government is reiterating they will not negotiate with terrorists. In a news briefing, State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said that includes ransom demands. She was pressed about ISIS demands for ransoms for captive westerners. Harf noted that...
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is ordering more airstrikes on ISIS forces today. U.S. Central Command says the areas that are being targeted are near the Mosul Dam. Obama is keeping his promise that he would act against the terror group in the wake of American journalist...
(Washington, DC) -- Attorney General Eric Holder is vowing that people will be held accountable for the beheading of American journalist James Foley. During a news briefing, Holder said the Justice Department has opened a formal investigation into Foley's death. He noted that...