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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria said Tuesday that Washington informed President Bashar Assad's government before a U.S.-led military coalition launched airstrikes pounding strongholds of the Islamic State extremists across northern and eastern Syria.< ...more

Reuters News - 22 mins ago

By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - Three Frenchmen, including the brother-in-law of a Toulouse-based al Qaeda-inspired gunman who killed seven people in 2012, were arrested on Monday at a Paris airport suspected of having joined Islamic militant ...more

AP News - 24 mins ago

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Police say a man has been shot dead and two counterterrorism police have been stabbed in a confrontation in Australia's second largest city.It was not immediately clear whether the violence was related to a recent call ...more

Reuters News - 31 mins ago

By Anthony Deutsch AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Libya has asked the global chemical weapons watchdog to draw up plans to ship a stockpile of 850 tonnes of chemicals overseas due to deteriorating security, sources have told Reuters. Diploma ...more

AP News - 48 mins ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is challenging more than 100 world leaders at a climate summit to set a new course for a warming world and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases.Tuesday's one-day summit at the ...more

AP News - 53 mins ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's parliament has given preliminary approval to a bill limiting foreign ownership in Russian media to 20 percent.The State Duma voted 434-1 to pass the first reading of the law. The bill can be amended in the second reading, ...more

Reuters News - 53 mins ago

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday announced that France will contribute $1 billion to a near-empty global fund to help poor countries adapt to the effects of climate change as he addressed the United Nation's summ ...more

AP News - 58 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months after announcing its intention to ban land mines, the Obama administration is carving out an exception for its stockpile on the Korean Peninsula.The U.S. administers land mines in South Korea in case of an invasion ...more

AP News - 1 hour ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes hit Islamic State group military strongholds in Syria and Iraq as a simultaneous U.S. strike attacked an al-Qaida cell of hardened veterans with "significant explosives skills" said to be plotting attacks ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour party said on Tuesday it would introduce a U.S.-style "sin tax" on tobacco manufacturers if it wins a national election next year. The fee, which was unveiled ahead of Labour leader ...more