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November 29, 2017 11:28 PM Glitch Leaves American Scrambling for Pilots on 15,000 Holiday Flights

Airline said it would pay pilots who pick up the unassigned flights 150% of their standard hourly wage, the top rate allowed in the union contract American Airlines Group Inc. was scrambling on Wednesday to entice pilots to cover for a computer glitch that left the carrier short of aviators for 15,000 flights during the coming Christmas travel period 37

November 29, 2017 7:44 PM American Airlines computer glitch that let too many pilots take vacation during holidays could leave thousands stranded

American Airlines glitch allows too many pilots time off A computer glitch has allowed too many American Airlines pilots to take vacation time in December, leaving some flights without enough employees. The scheduling snafu could leave thousands of passengers stranded and would affect major airports including those in New York, Miami, Dallas and Chicago 49

November 22, 2017 7:09 AM The Latest: Lebanon PM arrives at military parade

Prime Minister Saad Hariri has arrived at Lebanon's Independence Day military parade, his first official appearance after his shock resignation nearly three weeks ago from Saudi Arabia. Hariri arrived Wednesday before the start of the parade amid applause from the attendance. He arrived to the celebrations at a seaside boulevard in Beirut amid tight 62

November 14, 2017 8:06 PM Romania expels Serb for alleged military espionage attempt

BUCHAREST, Romania – A Romanian court has expelled and banned a pro-Russian Serbian nationalist for 15 years after he showed an interest in obtaining classified information on Romanian military installations. Romania's Intelligence Service said Tuesday that Bratislav Zivkovic, 42, is a commander of Serbia's Chetnik paramilitary and went to Crimea in 2014-15 to support 47

November 13, 2017 9:27 AM Iran says it does not interfere in Lebanese state affairs: TV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday that it does not interfere in Lebanon and that comments on Sunday by Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanese prime minister nine days ago, gave hope he would soon return to his country, state TV reported. The resignation of the Saudi-allied Hariri’s and its aftermath have put Lebanon back to the forefront of the conflict 46

November 11, 2017 1:31 PM Israel shoots down drone over Golan Heights

JERUSALEM – The Israeli military says it has shot down an unmanned aircraft that attempted to infiltrate Israeli airspace from neighboring Syria. In a statement, the military said it intercepted the drone Saturday above the Golan Heights using a Patriot missile. It was not immediately clear if the drone had reached the Israeli-controlled side of the Golan 55

November 9, 2017 11:45 AM Islamic State's Last Urban Stronghold in Syria Has Fallen To the Syrian Army

BEIRUT — A Syrian war monitor says Islamic State militants have withdrawn from their last stronghold following a government offensive. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says government forces and allied troops, including Iraqi fighters, are combing Boukamal, a strategic town on the border with Iraq, on Thursday after IS militants 57

November 7, 2017 4:26 PM NATO to Discuss Bolstering Cyberwarfare Capabilities

Move comes amid rising threats from Russia BRUSSELS—NATO defense ministers will this week discuss initiatives to bolster their cyberwarfare capabilities, the alliance’s secretary-general said Tuesday, part of the group’s broader efforts to offset rising threats from Russia. Key on the agenda will be whether to allow member countries to provide offensive 45

October 25, 2017 6:47 PM What the Trump dossier says — and what it doesn’t

There are three reasons the “Trump dossier” has been elevated as one of the central points of consideration in the public investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. The first is that it involves the characters and language of a John Le Carré novel: a former British intelligence officer communing with shadowy Muscovites identified 83

October 24, 2017 4:55 AM Tillerson Meets Iraqi, Afghan Leaders to Bolster Fight Against Militants

Secretary of state makes secret visits during tour in which he seeks regional support to help stabilize the countries Rex Tillerson made his first trip as secretary of state to Iraq and Afghanistan, secretly jetting in and out of countries where U.S. troops and local forces are trying to stop Sunni Muslim militant groups threatening beleaguered governments 61