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Deal reached on Ukraine ceasefire

Participants in Ukrainian peace talks have agreed to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian fighters, as well as withdraw foreign fighters and heavy weapons from the area of conflict in eastern Ukraine.<p>The deal reached early on Saturday by representatives of Ukraine, …

France Becomes First Ally to Join U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq

PARIS - France became the first foreign country to publicly join United States airstrikes in Iraq on Friday, bombing a logistics depot controlled by Islamist militants, Iraqi and French officials said. Rafale fighter jets accompanied by support planes "entirely destroyed" the depot controlled by …

Middle East

France Has Begun Bombing ISIS In Iraq

French President Francois Hollande said in a statement that the strike, which was conducted around 9:40 a.m. local time Friday, destroyed a logistics depot held by ISIS in northeastern Iraq. He promised operations would continue "in the coming days."<p>Rafale fighter jets "conducted a first strike …

Middle East

North Korea says imprisoned American tried to become 'second Snowden'

SEOUL (Reuters) - An American recently sentenced to six years hard labor by a North Korean court pretended to have secret U.S. information and was deliberately arrested in a bid to become famous and meet U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae in a North Korean prison, state media said on Saturday.<p>U.S. citizen …

Report: Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels agree to new ceasefire deal

Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine agreed on a complete ceasefire and buffer zone early Saturday in talks in Belarus, Russia's state-run RIA-Novosti news agency reported.<p>Both sides also agreed to move heavy weaponry back from the front lines of the conflict, which had …

Six Russian fighter jets intercepted by off Alaska

<b>Six Russian fighter jets were intercepted by American and Canadian planes off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, US defence officials have confirmed.</b><p>They entered what is known as the Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ), but did not enter US air space.<p>The planes, two of which were MiG 31 jets, …

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Organizers Hope U.N. Climate March Will Be Largest In History

Hundreds of thousands are expected at a march in New York City ahead of the United Nations climate summit. Organizers want to send a message to world leaders that it's time to take concrete action.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Thousands of environmental activists from around the world are expected to …

Americans Back Airstrikes On ISIS Even Though They Don't Think They'll Work

Americans remain big supporters of airstrikes against the Islamic State militants, even though few think they'll do any good, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows.<p>According to the poll, 66 percent of Americans now support the decision to conduct airstrikes against the Islamic State, while only 19 …

Obama repeats no US troops on ground against Isis as Egypt offers support

Obama: ‘When the world needs help, it calls on America’ Al-Sisi: ‘It’s not a matter of ground troops from abroad’<p>Isis frees Turkish consulate hostages Trevor Timm: Is Obama really going back to war?<p>Barack Obama, facing questions on the legal justification for and likely “mission creep” of his air …