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Biden mends fences as Turkey, U.S. seek strategy for Syria, Islamic State

After an extended period of public estrangement and sniping, the United States and Turkey have made up.

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Obama expands Afghan mission

The president’s recent secret order ensures that U.S. troops will have a direct role in fighting in the country for at least another year.

1 day ago


Kerry, Iran dig in on nuclear talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, reversed plans to leave Vienna on Friday.

1 day ago


Benghazi theories debunked by House Intelligence Committee

A two-year investigation by the GOP-controlled House Intelligence Committee asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.

1 day ago


Infected Ebola blood stolen in Guinea

Authorities publicly appealed on national radio Friday to the unidentified robbers to hand over the samples stolen from the minibus taxi.

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Israelis confiscate weapons bound for East Jerusalem

A shipment of knives, swords, fireworks and electric-shock devices from China is seized by Israeli police.

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 Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack on Wednesday in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Attacks in Kabul raise concerns about security

The Taliban are staging almost daily attacks against the Afghan government and foreign targets in Kabul, the capital.

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North Korea threatens to resume nuclear tests

After a U.N. panel’s approval this week of a resolution condemning Pyongyang’s leadership, North Korea has countered with nuke test threats.

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China to place limit on coal use in 2020

As China seeks to limit its carbon dioxide emissions by around 2030, it is setting a cap on coal consumption in 2020.

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World briefs: Deadline for final nuclear deal with Iran may be moved to March

PLUS: Jihadis urge war on France; Assange appeal rejected; Ferry operator sentenced; U.S. aid worker detained.

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 Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin touches the flag-draped coffin of Israeli Druze police Officer Zidan Nahad Seif during his funeral Wednesday in the northern village of Yanuh-Jat.

Fears grow of Mideast religious war

Israelis and Palestinians are both dreading a deadly religious war as violence escalates in Jerusalem and the region.

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 Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, left, and Rabbi Moshe Twersky were among the four victims of an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday.

Israel to demolish homes of synagogue attackers

Said Abu Jamal, a cousin of the men, said their families in east Jerusalem received demolition orders from Israeli police today.

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 Maria Jose Alvarado is crowned the new Miss Honduras on April 26 in San Pedro, Sula, Honduras.

Miss Honduras, sister found shot to death

The dark-haired beauty was to have flown to London on Wednesday to compete in the Miss World pageant.

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 Secretary of State John Kerry is pictured as he and Britain’s Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond address journalists during a meeting in central London on Tuesday.

Kerry seeks path to Iran nuclear deal

The prospect of a talks extension is appearing more likely, and some who opposed that avenue now see it as a preferable diplomatic path.

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U.N. study says emissions pledges won’t stop warming

The report by the United Nations Environmental Program cited a sizable “emissions gap.”

3 days ago


World briefs: Kurds target extremists in new offensive

PLUS: Second Frenchman ID’d; Russia deflects blame; Saudis expand buffer zone.

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 An ultra-orthodox Jewish man prays at the scene of an attack today, by two Palestinians, on Israeli worshippers at a synagogue in the ultra-Orthodox Har Nof neighbourhood in Jerusalem. Two Palestinians armed with a gun and axes burst into a Jerusalem synagogue and killed four Israelis before being shot dead.

Three Americans, one Briton killed in synagogue attack in Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that Israel will "respond harshly" to the attack, the deadliest in Jerusalem in years.

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Europeans have prominent role in beheading video

Video, showing beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig, features several jihadis who appear to be from outside the Middle East.

5 days ago


Disappointment becomes norm for global growth as Japan contracts

Japan has announced it is in a recession just after the Group of 20 leaders vowed to boost the global recovery.

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Hong Kong warns it may clear part of protest site

Hong Kong’s government today may clear pro-democracy demonstrators from central street they have made their base.

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Chopin's heart exhumed in secret, like a relic

Classical composer Frederic Chopin’s body may be buried in Paris, but his heart has had a wild journey.

5 days ago


World briefs: Experts map comet lander power plan

Plus: Transitional president; Russia expels envoys; bird flu in England; peace talks suspended.

5 days ago


Islamic State jihadis behead ex-U.S. soldier

The death of Abdul-Rahman Kassig, previously known as Peter, came after ISIS said it would kill him because of U.S. bombing in Syria.

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G-20 leaders target $2 trillion in growth through projects

Criticized for being long on promises and short on delivery, G-20 leaders set a target of lifting global economic output.

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Nebraska hospital: Surgeon with Ebola has died

Martin Salia arrived Saturday to be treated at the Omaha hospital, where two other Ebola patients have been successfully treated.

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Putin leaves summit early after tough reception ove Ukraine

President Barack Obama said Sunday that the West would maintain sanctions against Russia.

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Okinawa voters replace governor

Meanwhile, Japan reported today that its economy contracted in a second straight quarterly decline that returned the country to recession.

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Pope reinforces traditional family values

The pope said marriage between a man and woman is a "fundamental pillar" of society.

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World briefs: Emirates puts U.S. groups on terror list

PLUS: Australia/​China trade pact; Boko Haram loses town; attack victim survives.

6 days ago


US, Japan, Australia agree to deepen security ties

President Barack Obama and the prime ministers of Japan and Australia committed to deepen their military cooperation.

1 week ago


African park has something an oil company wants

Oil companies are now circling several African parks, home to critically endangered wildlife,

1 week ago


 Prince William and his wife, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, are shown June 6 in Normandy, France, to commemmorate the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings.

Britain's Prince William and wife, Kate, to visit U.S. next month

Britain's Prince William and wife Kate to visit U.S. Dec. 7-9, their first visit as a couple to New York City.

1 week ago


Space agency: Now-silent lander does main tasks

The lander Philae completed its primary mission of exploring the comet’s surface before depleted batteries forced it to go silent.

1 week ago


World briefs: Russia holds war games in Serbia

Plus: Sinai-assault video; synagogue-bombing case; viral disease detected.

1 week ago


Nigerian extremists seize hometown of kidnapped schoolgirls, force thousands to flee

Boko Haram militants have captured the same Nigerian town from which they kidnapped 300 schoolgirls in April.

1 week ago


U.S. to give $3 billion to help poor nations on climate

President Barack Obama is expected to make the announcement at a summit meeting of the Group of 20 industrial powers this weekend.

1 week ago


Iraqis appear close to breaking 5-month siege of Baiji refinery

Iraqi troops poised to recapture the country’s largest oil refinery from the Islamic State militants, after a five-month siege.

1 week ago


 British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott hold a joint press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Friday. Mr Cameron addressed a joint sitting of the Australian parliament ahead of the G-20 summit in Brisbane.

Russia to G-20: We're here. So are our warships.

Australia criticizes Russia for sending warships into waters off country's coast ahead of G-20

1 week ago


U.S., Iraq struggle over Islamic State

The United States and the Iraqi government urgently seek to enlist the Sunni tribes to fight the Islamic State.

1 week ago


World news briefs: 11/15/14

The women who died after sterilization surgery might have been given antibiotic pills contaminated with rat poison.

1 week ago


 Russian President Vladimir Putin gives an interview in Vladivostok on Thursday. Mr. Putin accused the United States today of undermining the very trade institutions it created by imposing sanctions on Russia, a "mistake" he hoped would be overcome in the "final count."

Putin berates U.S. over sanctions before G20 meeting

Vladimir Putin said sanctions imposed by the United States and European Union on Russia harmed not only Russia, but also the global economy.

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 This image released by the European Space Agency Thursday was taken by Philae's down-looking descent ROLIS imager when it was about 130 feet above the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Wednesday. It shows that the surface of the comet is covered by dust and debris ranging from millimeter to meter sizes The large block in the top right corner is roughly 16 feet in size.

Comet craft Philae starts drilling; location still sought

The probe has been operating on battery power, which is expected to soon run out.

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Russia to curtail nuclear security efforts with U.S., officials say

Russia says it will trim its participation next year in a joint effort with the United States to secure nuclear materials in the former

1 week ago


Dempsey again cites possibility of sending U.S. troops into Iraq combat

Gen. Martin Dempsey tells Congress that the Pentagon is considering whether U.S. troops might eventually need to accompany Iraqi forces.

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In Myanmar, Obama revisits goal of keeping democratic path open

President Barack Obama, visiting Myanmar, meets with President Thein Sein.

1 week ago


World briefs: Liberia ends Ebola state of emergency

PLUS: Kurds reach export deal; Blasts rock Libyan capital; France faults Israelis; Son of cartel leader; Police search for tiger.

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 The picture released by the European Space Agency on Wednesday was taken by the ROLIS instrument on Rosetta's Philae lander from  the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet.

Space agency: Comet lander ends up in cliff shadow

Europe’s historic comet-landing mission may be compromised by the lander’s infelicitous bounce to rest beside a cliff.

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 The combination photo of different images taken with the CIVA camera system released by the European Space Agency today shows Rosetta’s lander Philae on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. One of the lander’s three feet can be seen in the foreground. Philae became the first spacecraft to land on a comet when it touched down Wednesday on the comet.

European space agency releases first picture from comet

The lander scored a historic first Wednesday, touching down on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after a decade-long journey through space.

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China deal boosts climate efforts

President Barack Obama must now find a way to sell at home the historic global climate-change pact he announced Wednesday with China in

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Israeli and Palestinian tension high as Kerry goes to Jordan for talks

Israel gives initial approval for expanding East Jerusalem Jewish neighborhood, stoking tensions further.

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