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Analysis: South China Sea Ruling Has Fueled Tensions

In this undated file photo, a Chinese H-6K bomber patrols the islands and reefs in the South China Sea. (Liu Rui/Xinhua via AP)

It's a ruling that China cannot accept, and one that the Philippines must. An international arbitration panel's decision on the contested waters of the South China Sea so far is fueling regional tensions rather than tamping them down. In the ensuing 11 days, China has responded to the sweeping victory for the Philippines by flexing its militar... more

Witnesses: Deadly Blast Strikes Demonstration in Kabul

Thousands of demonstrators march towards the center of Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday, July 23. (AP Photos/Massoud Hossaini)

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An explosion struck a large demonstration march in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Saturday, causing multiple casualties, according to officials and witnesses. The marchers were ethnic Hazaras demanding that a major regional electric power line be routed through their impoverished home province. Most Hazaras are Shiite Musl... more

Police Hunt for Motive in Munich Shooting that Left 10 Dead

A German police officer searches a residential area near the Olympia shopping center after a shooting was reported there in Munich, Germany on July 22. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)

MUNICH -- Police were hunting Saturday for clues to explain why an 18-year-old German-Iranian man opened fire at a crowded Munich shopping mall and fast-food restaurant, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself. Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae says "no evidence" of links to the Islamic State group has been found in ... more

Army to Keep Infantry Icon's Awards Unchanged Despite 'Discrepancies'

The late Command Sgt. Major Basil Plumley at the United States Military Academy at West Point on May 10, 2010. (Wikimedia)

U.S. Army awards officials have decided not to amend the military records of Command Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley, despite discrepancies in the late hero's records that cast doubt on the medals that made him a battlefield legend. Army Human Resources Command's review of Plumley's records was prompted when military researcher Brian Siddall alleged th... more

Obama Denies US Involvement in Failed Turkey Coup

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President Barack Obama on Friday denied prior knowledge or involvement by the U.S. in last week's failed coup attempt in Turkey, saying reports to the contrary are "unequivocally false." Obama said he had made that clear to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan when they spoke by telephone earlier this week. Obama said he also stressed to Erdo... more

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