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Russia ratchets up pressure with Syria submarine strikes ahead of talks

Moscow shows off force with Mediterranean launch a day before rebel groups assemble in Riyadh to discuss forming united front against Bashar al-Assad<p>Russian commitment to the war in Syria was emphasised on Tuesday when for the first time it fired a cruise missile from a submarine, saying it had …

Senegal considers burqa ban to stop terrorists disguising in Islamic dress

West African country may follow Chad and Cameroon in banning full-body cloak, saying decision is question of national security<p>Senegal is considering banning women from wearing the burqa, amid rising fears of Islamic extremism in the west African country.<p>The interior minister, Abdoulaye Daouda, said …

2 Air France flights from U.S. to Paris diverted because of bomb threats

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Air France flights headed from the United States to Paris were diverted because of bomb threats, officials said.<p>Both flights landed safely Tuesday night, and were searched and given the all-clear by Canadian and U.S. authorities.<p>Flight 65, en route from Los Angeles to Paris, was …

Inside the Pentagon’s Fight Over Russia

How the victors of one of America’s most celebrated battles are facing off on the future of the Army.<p>For those villagers eagerly snapping pictures on the side of a road in the Czech Republic in late September, the appearance of the line of U.S. “Stryker” armored fighting vehicles must have seemed …

Vladimir Putin announces Russia-led Central Asian military force

Russia may spearhead a joint task-force of post-Soviet states to secure the borders in Central Asia amid fears of Taliban “spillover” from Afghanistan<p>Vladimir Putin has proposed setting up a Nato-style joint task force of post-Soviet states to secure the borders of Central Asia amid fears of …

Putin says he can work with Obama despite trading barbs on Syria and Isis

Russian leader more conciliatory after speeches in which he applauds Assad regime while Barack Obama condemns ‘might makes right’ doctrine<p>Vladimir Putin emerged from a rare face-to-face meeting with Barack Obama on Monday night, saying Russia and the US could find a way to work together on Syria, …

Xi Jinping's Landmark First State Visit to the U.S. Won't Fix Fundamental Policy Disputes

Xi Jinping has visited the U.S. six times before, crisscrossing from Iowa to California. But his upcoming American tour — which begins Tuesday in …

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Seeking Syria clarity, US set to join Russia military talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid increasing unease and uncertainty over Russia's intentions, the Obama administration plans to accept an offer from Russia for …

White House Confirms Chinese President Xi Jinping's First State Visit to Washington

Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to the U.S. at the end of the month, the White House confirmed in a statement on Tuesday.<p>The …

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