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Before the Annual Christmas Eve Procession to Manger Square, Bethlehem
ABC News' Molly Hunter walks the path in Bethlehem where the gate in the West Bank Wall is opened once per year on this day.
The Biggest News Stories of 2014
The past 12 months featured a number of major news events that captivated the world -- from the disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines jetliner to the spread of the Ebola virus -- from all corners of the globe. Unrest in Ukraine and Israel also reached a climax as well as the threat from ISIS . Here
ISIS Faces Foreign Foes As Various Actors Circle Iraq
Since ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) intensified its land-grab across Iraq and Syria in early June, foreign powers have been drawn into the fight against the Sunni militant group. On Monday it formally declared a Islamic caliphate over its terrain, a proto-state governed by strict
Putin Denies Trying to Bring Back the USSR
MOSCOW – Vladimir Putin has been accused of a lot of things recently. He’s been called a conquistador and an aspiring tsar. Today, the Russian president said none of that is true. “This opinion is wrong. I think it’s not something that corresponds with the...
Putin on Obama: 'Who Made Him a Judge?'
MOSCOW — A defiant Vladimir Putin declared today that the U.S.-led world order “has failed.” Speaking to business leaders a at a forum in St Petersburg, the Russian president railed against U.S. sanctions and dismissed allegations that Russia is meddling in Ukraine, which he said...
World Powers Kick Russia Out of G8
President Obama says he will not recognize the "sloppily organized" referendum for the annexation of Crimea.
Russia Takes Over in Crimea
Now, we move overseas to the fast-moving changes in Ukraine. Signaling the Russians appear to have won this round, taking control of their prize, crimea. Under pressure, the Ukrainian government announced it will pull out troops. ABC's Alex Marquardt takes us inside the simmering tension as
The Note's Must-Reads for Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Will Cantine and Janine Elliot RUSSIA // UKRAINE ABC News’ Dana Hughes:...
Joe Biden Denounces Russia's 'Flawed Logic'
The vice president is working to assure Ukraine's neighbors they have American support.
Russian President Putin Expands Borders With the Annexation of Crimea
Vice President Biden says "the world has seen through Russia's action and has rejected the flawed logic behind those actions."