- US beefs up surveillance over Islamic State in Libya Updated: Apr-28-16 6:35 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. has moved surveillance drones into the skies over Libya to gather intelligence and get a better picture of what's going on in case additional military strikes against Islamic State militants are authorized.
- Obama boosts Islamic State fight, asks Europe to do the same Updated: Apr-25-16 7:06 pm
HANNOVER, Germany - Evoking history and appealing for solidarity, President Barack Obama on Monday cast his decision to send 250 more troops to Syria as a bid to keep up "momentum" in the campaign to dislodge Islamic State extremists. He pressed European allies to match the U.S. with new contributions of their own.
- Merkel hints at further military effort in Libya after talks Updated: Apr-25-16 1:47 pm
HANNOVER, Germany - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that she, U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of France, Britain and Italy discussed ways of supporting the fragile unity government in Libya and the possibility of expanding military efforts to stop the smuggling of migrants across the Mediterranean.
- Face time with queen, princes completes Obama's royal visit Updated: Apr-22-16 9:33 pm
LONDON - President Barack Obama plunged into a whirlwind of royal socializing Friday that began over a birthday lunch with Queen Elizabeth II and ended at a dinner hosted by the trio of young royals who represent the future of the British monarchy.
- EU nations seek ways to boost unity government in Libya Updated: Apr-18-16 3:35 pm
BRUSSELS - European Union nations are seeking out ways to boost the fledgling U.N.-backed national unity government in Libya and even consider moving their naval mission into territorial waters on request to stamp out illegal migration from the north African nation and save lives at sea.
- White House: Blame to share for failed Libya aftermath Updated: Apr-11-16 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House sought Monday to share the blame for the failed aftermath of the 2011 intervention in Libya, arguing the U.S. and its NATO allies asked too few questions about what would follow after dictator Moammar Gadhafi was toppled.
- Garland a court moderate who would frustrate both sides Updated: Apr-11-16 3:43 am
President Barack Obama's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, has been characterized as a moderate who, if confirmed, would nudge his divided colleagues slightly to the left because he would replace conservative stalwart Antonin Scalia.
- France is considering reopening an embassy in Libya Updated: Apr-08-16 4:55 am
PARIS - French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says France is considering reopening its embassy in Libya.
- Key countries back unity government in stabilizing Libya Updated: Apr-07-16 10:21 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Britain, France and Russia on Thursday backed the new U.N.-brokered unity government in Libya and called for international support for its efforts to reunite and stabilize the deeply divided country.
- Senegal reassures public about ex-Guantanamo detainees Updated: Apr-05-16 4:27 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Senegal has agreed to take in two former detainees from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility for humanitarian reasons, the West African nation's justice minister said Tuesday, reassuring residents that the two Libyan men are not a threat.