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Second Moscow talks on Syria end with six-point plan

The Syrian government and several opposition figures have held a second round of talks in Moscow, with the main focus being on the conflict and humanitarian issues.<p>Members of the Syrian opposition and government representatives agreed on Thursday on a six-point plan proposed by Vitaly Naumkin, the …

Middle East

Turkey detains 'spy' who 'helped British teens cross into Syria to join Islamic State'

Turkey has detained a 'spy' working for a country within the US-led coalition fighting against Islamic State, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Turkish foreign minister, says<p><b>Turkey</b> has arrested a person for helping three British girls enter <b>Syria</b>, while making the intriguing claim that he or she was working for a …

Military

Obama approves $75 million in nonlethal aid to Ukraine

The United States will provide Ukrainian forces fighting Russia-backed separatists $75 million in nonlethal equipment, including small reconnaissance drones, radios and military ambulances, a senior administration official said.<p>President<p>Obamahas also approved the transfer of 30 armored Humvees and …

Russia

Ferguson City Manager John Shaw Resigns

John Shaw, the city manager of Ferguson, Missouri, who oversaw city agencies that the Department of Justice accused of systematically discriminating against African-American residents, has resigned.<p>Shaw's resignation was announced at a meeting of the Ferguson City Council Tuesday evening. The …

Putin Describes The Moment He Gave Secret Order To Invade Crimea

In a trailer for a new documentary, the Russian president described an all-night meeting in which he gave the directive to "return Crimea to Russia," four days before Russian troops appeared in the region.<p>In a trailer for journalist Andrei Kondrashov's forthcoming documentary for the state-run</i> …

Third ancient site of Khorsabad 'attacked by Isil' as coalition strike on Syria oil refinery kills 30

Iraqi minister concerned over demolition of third ancient site in northern Iraq by Islamic State jihadists<p>Iraq's government is investigating reports that the ancient archaeological site of Khorsabad in northern Iraq is the latest to be attacked by the Islamic State militant group.<p>Adel Shirshab, the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

'Disturbing' Syria torture images go on display at UN headquarters

A series of shocking images reportedly taken inside Syrian jails have gone on display at the headquarters of the United Nation in New York, revealing …

How ISIS Uses Twitter To Recruit Women

A tight-knit online "sisterhood" encourages women to leave their homes and journey to Syria.<p>Images of Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Amira Abase, 15, were captured on CCTV at London's Gatwick airport Feb. 18, before the girls boarded a flight to Istanbul, Turkey, Metropolitan Police …

Four years on, UN asks #WhatDoesItTake to end crisis in Syria?

The Syrian conflict enters its fifth year on March 15, marking the continuation of a bloody civil war that has gripped the nation, with no clear end …

GM: Cutler is Bears' starting QB

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox changed their previously noncommittal tune regarding quarterback …

Israel

2 Secret Service agents crashed into White House barricades after attending party, report says

Two senior Secret Service agents -- one of whom is a top member of President Obama's protective detail -- reportedly drove a government car into White House security barricades after drinking at a late-night party last week.<p>A spokesman with the Department of Homeland Security inspector general's …

Elijah Cummings

Australian Teenager Purportedly Behind ISIS Suicide Bombing

The teen — who was identified in Australian media reports earlier this week — purportedly blew himself up in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, according to ISIS supporters.<p>Australian government officials had previously not confirmed the identity of the teenager, but Immigration Minister Peter Dutton warned …

No answers: Missing Flight 370 just one of dozens of vanished planes

It's been a year since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the 239 souls aboard it disappeared without a trace, and if the fates of scores of commercial, private and military planes that have vanished around the globe since 1948 are any indication, the world may never know what became of the …

Airplanes

Here's A Look At Some Of The Ancient Sites Destroyed By ISIS And The Syrian Civil War

Years of fighting and the emergence of the fanatical militant group ISIS have taken a heavy toll on some of humankind's greatest treasures.<p>On March 8, 2015, Iraq's Tourism and Antiquities minister said his government was investigating if Khorsabad was the latest town to be targeted for destruction …

Will 'Avoidance' Lead the Supreme Court to Uphold Obamacare?

The fate of the Affordable Care Act may come down to one question: "How doubtful is doubtful?"<p>The Affordable Care Act most likely met its fate on Friday, when the Justices of the Supreme Court met in conference, though we mere mortals won’t know what happened until nearly the Fourth of July.<p>So …

Affordable Care Act
CNN

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Blocks Unions From Collecting 'Fair Share' Fees

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) continued his campaign against labor unions on Monday, using executive authority to block public employee unions from collecting mandatory fees from workers.<p>Rauner told The Chicago Sun-Times that unions violate the First Amendment by using the funds to make …