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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria said Tuesday that Washington informed President Bashar Assad's government of imminent U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State group, hours before an American-led military coalition pounded the extremists' strongholds acro ...more

Reuters News - 27 mins ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co <BA.N>, the No. 2 supplier to the U.S. Defense Department, and Liquid Robotics, a top supplier of autonomous ocean vehicles, on Tuesday said they had signed a multiyear agreement to collaborate on products for mar ...more

AP News - 30 mins ago

NEW YORK (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria marked an unexpected foreign policy victory as he plunges the U.S. deeper into a military conflict in the Middle East that he ha ...more

AP News - 35 mins ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai used his farewell speech on Tuesday to take one last swipe at the United States, capping a long-testy relationship with the accusation that America hasn't wanted peace in Afghanistan. ...more

AP News - 36 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes at the heart of the Islamic State group's military strongholds in Syria achieved their strategic aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military o ...more

Reuters News - 47 mins ago

By Sanjeev Miglani and Fayaz Bukhari NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR (Reuters) - Hundreds of Indian and Chinese troops have dug into positions on a high Himalayan plateau, leading India's army chief to cancel a foreign trip and monitor a standoff that und ...more

Reuters News - 58 mins ago

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has lifted a ban on the Islamic-style headscarf in schools, allowing girls from the fifth grade and up to cover their hair in a further easing of generations-old restrictions on the public expression of faith. The ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A former top Hong Kong civil servant told a court on Tuesday that he had received a secret payment of HK$11 million ($1.4 million) "from Beijing" in 2007 through a businessman intermediary, local media reported. Hong Kon ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

(Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams withdrew from the Wuhan Open on Tuesday after falling ill midway through the first set of her second round match against Frenchwoman Alize Cornet. The American top seed was leading 6-5 after breaki ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

BERLIN (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Tuesday his country was making progress on economic reforms and that German comments on a lack of growth in France were sometimes a 'caricature'. "I am aware that here in Germany p ...more