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Mending Russia-U.S. Ties Not to be “Quick and Easy”: Kremlin

Mending Russia-U.S. Ties Not to be “Quick and Easy”: Kremlin

November 24, 2016

MOSCOW - Mending the soured relations between Russia and the United States under the new U.S. administration of Donald Trump will not be a "quick and easy" process, the...

Germany, France Seek Four-Way Talks on Eastern Ukraine Conflict

Germany, France Seek Four-Way Talks on Eastern Ukraine Conflict

November 24, 2016

BERLIN/KIEV - Germany and France have invited Ukraine and Russia to meet in Minsk next week for four-way talks aimed at kick-starting peace talks on the crisis in eastern Ukraine...

Analysis Says IS Used Chemical Weapons 52 Times

Analysis Says IS Used Chemical Weapons 52 Times

November 23, 2016

BAGHDAD - A new analysis has found that the Islamic State group has used chemical weapons at least 52 times since 2014 in Iraq and Syria, including 19 times in the Mosul area alone...

EU Conservative Warns UK it can’t Keep Best Bits of Relationship

EU Conservative Warns UK it can’t Keep Best Bits of Relationship

November 23, 2016

STRASBOURG, France - Britain's minister in charge of leaving the European Union told a leading EU lawmaker on Tuesday he wants to keep strong ties to the bloc's single market but the...

NATO Vows to Enhance Collective Defense Against Threats

NATO Vows to Enhance Collective Defense Against Threats

November 22, 2016

ISTANBUL - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg pledged on Monday to expand the military bloc's collective defense against threats with new alliances. We have proven that we are able to stand...

British PM Hints She May be Open to Transitional Agreement with EU

British PM Hints She May be Open to Transitional Agreement with EU

November 22, 2016

LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May pledged on Monday to address business concerns that Britain could fall off a "cliff edge" into uncertain trading conditions after...

Obama to Meet Australia, Canada Leaders before Return to US

Obama to Meet Australia, Canada Leaders before Return to US

November 21, 2016

LIMA, Peru - President Barack Obama planned separate talks with the leaders of Australia and Canada before wrapping up the final foreign trip of his presidency. Both countries helped...

Merkel Announces Bid for Fourth Term As German Chancellor

Merkel Announces Bid for Fourth Term As German Chancellor

November 21, 2016

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced that she wants to run for the fourth term in 2017 election, German media Spiegel Online reported on Sunday. She made the announcement...

Islamic State has 60-80 Operatives in Europe: Dutch Expert

Islamic State has 60-80 Operatives  in Europe: Dutch Expert

November 20, 2016

NEW YORK — Intelligence experts estimate that the Islamic State extremist group has between 60 and 80 operatives planted in Europe to carry out attacks, the Dutch counter terrorism...

MPs Approve ‘Most Sweeping’ Surveillance Powers

MPs Approve ‘Most Sweeping’ Surveillance Powers

November 20, 2016

LONDON - Parliament this week gave the green light to new bulk surveillance powers for police and intelligence services that critics have denounced as the most far-reaching of any...

Kerry Discusses Renewed Bombing in Aleppo with Russia

Kerry Discusses Renewed Bombing in Aleppo with Russia

November 19, 2016

LIMA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday he discussed Ukraine and "all aspects" of Aleppo including renewed bombing in the Syrian city this week in a...

UK’s May Tells Germany: Brexit Preparations are ‘on Track’

UK’s May Tells Germany: Brexit Preparations are ‘on Track’

November 19, 2016

BERLIN - Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday assured her German counterpart that preparations for Britain's exit from the European Union were on schedule, and that the legal process...

Russia Quits Int’l Criminal Court, Cites “Incompetence”

Russia Quits Int’l Criminal Court, Cites “Incompetence”

November 17, 2016

MOSCOW - Russia has decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) due to the court's "incompetence," the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday...

Turkey Slams Germany, Belgium for Inaction on Terrorism

Turkey Slams Germany, Belgium for Inaction on Terrorism

November 17, 2016

ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized Germany and Belgium on Wednesday for their inaction against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and Fethullah Gulen's movement...

British PM Calls for Globalization that Works for all

British PM Calls for  Globalization that Works for all

November 16, 2016

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May in her first major foreign policy speech said Monday that Britain must respond with calm, determined, global leadership to shape a new...

Putin, Trump Vow Joint Efforts to Normalize Russia-U.S. Ties in Phone Talks: Kremlin

Putin, Trump Vow  Joint Efforts to Normalize  Russia-U.S. Ties in Phone Talks: Kremlin

November 16, 2016

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday held a telephone conversation, with both sides agreeing to make joint efforts to normalize the...

Putin, Trump Contacts Possible before Inauguration: Kremlin

Putin, Trump Contacts Possible before Inauguration: Kremlin

November 15, 2016

MOSCOW - Contacts between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump before the latter's inauguration are possible, but one should not put high hopes...

Tens of Thousands Protest Trump’s Election Victory

Tens of Thousands  Protest Trump’s Election Victory

November 15, 2016

WASHINGTON - Immigrants and their advocates added their voices on Sunday to those who have been marching and protesting Donald Trump’s presidential win. Organizers said the...

Thousands March in U.S. Cities in 4th Day Anti-Trump Protests

Thousands March in U.S.  Cities in 4th Day Anti-Trump Protests

November 14, 2016

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES - Thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday in major cities across the United States in a fourth day of protests against the election of Donald Trump to...

Russian Warship Flotilla Now off Syrian Coast: Military

Russian Warship Flotilla  Now off Syrian Coast: Military

November 14, 2016

MOSCOW - A flotilla of Russian warships is now in the eastern Mediterranean off the Syrian coast after being sent to reinforce Russia's military in the area, a naval commander said on...

Turkey Shuts Down 370 NGOs over Terror Links: Media

Turkey Shuts Down 370 NGOs over Terror Links: Media

November 13, 2016

ANKARA - Turkish government shut down 370 non-governmental organizations with links to terror groups on Friday, Local daily Hurriyet reported. The interior ministry said...

Russia Says will Need U.N. Guarantee for New Aleppo Humanitarian Pauses

Russia Says will Need U.N. Guarantee for New Aleppo Humanitarian Pauses

November 13, 2016

MOSCOW - The Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday it would need the U.N. mission in Syria to formally confirm its ability to deliver aid to eastern Aleppo before Moscow...

WHO Urges Focus on Health in Dealing with Climate Change

WHO Urges Focus on Health in Dealing with Climate Change

November 12, 2016

MARRAKECH, Morocco - The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Friday for giving health a central priority in the Climate Change Conference (COP22), currently held in Morocco, and...

Terrorists Use Chemical Weapons in Syria’s Aleppo: Russian Defense Ministry

Terrorists Use Chemical Weapons in Syria’s Aleppo: Russian Defense Ministry

November 12, 2016

MOSCOW - Russia's Defense Ministry said Friday that it has discovered proof of terrorists using chemical weapons against civilians and the Syrian military in the southwestern...

Immigration Canada Site Crashes as Americans Seek to Emigrate

Immigration Canada Site Crashes as Americans Seek to Emigrate

November 10, 2016

OTTAWA - The website of Canada's immigration ministry crashed as many Americans sought to emigrate to their northern neighbor to escape a Donald Trump presidency. Access to the site...

Vladimir Putin Congratulates Donald Trump on Victory

Vladimir Putin Congratulates Donald Trump on Victory

November 10, 2016

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a telegram to congratulate U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on his victory over Hillary Clinton. According to a statement from the...

Almost 3,000 Rescued Migrants Arrive to Italy in Single Day: Coast Guard

Almost 3,000 Rescued Migrants Arrive to Italy in Single Day: Coast Guard

November 09, 2016

ROME - Almost 3,000 migrants and refugees rescued in the Mediterranean Sea reached various ports in southern Italy on Monday,the authorities said.Italy's coast guard ship...

London March by 100,000 Brexit Supporters Planned for Day of Historic Court Hearing

London March by 100,000 Brexit Supporters Planned for Day of Historic Court Hearing

November 09, 2016

LONDON - EU announced Monday it is planning a mass march in central London next month to coincide with the start of a historic "Brexit" court hearing. The group is aiming...

UN Chief Calls for Ending Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources

UN Chief Calls for Ending Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources

November 08, 2016

UNITED NATIONS - The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday called on the international community to combat environmental crime and end the illegal exploitation of natural...

Fake Tweets Endanger Integrity of U.S. Presidential Election: Computer Scientists

Fake Tweets Endanger Integrity of U.S. Presidential Election: Computer Scientists

November 08, 2016

LOS ANGELES - U.S. computer scientists say that the presence of software robots can negatively impact online democratic political discussion and endanger the integrity of the...

British PM Warns MPs Against Blocking Brexit

British PM Warns MPs Against Blocking Brexit

November 07, 2016

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers on Sunday not to block Brexit, after the High Court ruled that she cannot start the process of leaving the European Union...

Iraq Forces Gain Ground in Mosul Despite Fierce Resistance

Iraq Forces Gain Ground in Mosul Despite Fierce Resistance

November 07, 2016

MOSUL, Iraq - Iraqi forces battled jihadists inside Mosul for the third day running Sunday while civilians risked their lives dodging bombs and snipers to slip out of the city...

G20 Countries Eye Int’l Innovation, Science Collaboration: Minister

G20 Countries Eye Int’l Innovation, Science Collaboration: Minister

November 06, 2016

BEIJING - Participants in the G20 Science, Technology and Innovation Ministers Meeting have agreed to bolster international dialogue and cooperation on innovation to drive...

UN Chief Hails Entry Into Force of Paris Agreement on Climate Change ‘Historic’

UN Chief Hails Entry Into Force of Paris Agreement on Climate Change ‘Historic’

November 06, 2016

UNITED NATIONS - "Today we make history," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday, marking entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change at a meeting with...

U.N. Says Can’t Use Russian Aleppo Pause to Send Aid

U.N. Says Can’t Use Russian Aleppo Pause to Send Aid

November 05, 2016

GENEVA - The United Nations cannot use Russia's unilateral pause in the fighting in Aleppo to send aid into the city's besieged eastern zone because it does not have the needed...