Keith Hayes

322 Flips | 7 Magazines | 1 Like | 127 Followers | @hayeska24 | Keep up with Keith Hayes on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Keith Hayes”

New PM Trudeau to Obama: Canada's Islamic State combat mission to end

MONTREAL/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada’s Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau, who came from behind to trounce his Conservative rivals and snatch a majority mandate, now has to deliver on pledges from tackling climate change to legalizing marijuana.<p>Trudeau, who had also promised to withdraw Canada …

Canada

Results in Afghanistan suggest long US troop mission

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's war in Afghanistan, now in its 15th year, is long on official U.S. optimism about building a self-reliant Afghan army but short on convincing evidence that the goal will be reached anytime soon.<p>That is the backdrop to President Barack Obama's decision to extend the U.S. …

Pressure grows to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan

A new report warns of instability if President Obama draws down troops levels too fast.<p>A bipartisan group of foreign policy heavyweights is adding to the pressure on President Barack Obama to maintain the current troop levels in Afghanistan, insisting that a reduction would ensure the "dissolution" …

Suicide bombings kill 95 people at Ankara peace rally

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Nearly simultaneous explosions targeted a Turkish peace rally Saturday in Ankara, killing at least 95 people and wounding …

Extremism

Historic North Korean Parade Shows Kim Jong Un's Military Might

PYONGYANG, North Korea — The secretive nation staged the biggest, boisterous military parade in its history, with up to a million people marching past the country’s leader, who warned the United States that he was "driving it into a corner."<p>Dictator Kim Jong Un pledged during Saturday's lavish …

Wave of Russian airstrikes in central Syria kill 3

Syrian activists say Russian warplanes have struck in the central Homs province, killing at least two children and a shepherd.<p>An activist media platform in the central town of Talbiseh said at least 10 air raids were carried out on the town and nearby areas Sunday. A video posted by the group …

Kunduz Airstrike Reportedly Kills 19 At Doctors Without Borders Hospital

<b>Updated at 10:00 a.m. ET Sunday</b><p>An aerial attack carried out by U.S. forces appears to have badly damaged a Médecins Sans Frontières trauma center in the Afghan city of Kunduz in the early hours on Saturday, killing 19 people — 12 staff working for the international aid organization and seven …

Taliban Overruns Part of Northern Afghan City of Kunduz

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban seized most of a strategic city in northern Afghanistan on Monday, with heavy clashes in the streets between militants and state security forces, a lawmaker told NBC News.<p>All but a few neighborhoods in Kunduz, a city around 150 miles north of Kabul, had fallen to …

Volkswagen models sale halted in Switzerland

<b>Switzerland has temporarily banned the sale of Volkswagen (VW) diesel-engine models which could have devices capable of tricking emission tests.</b><p>It said the move could affect 180,000 cars - not yet sold or registered - in the Euro5 emission category.<p>This comes after VW, the biggest carmaker in the …

Behind Boehner's decision to call it quits

A long session with his top aide, 45 minutes in solitude, and an escape to Trattoria Alberto on Capitol Hill.<p>Mike Sommers was the only one John Boehner trusted with the news.<p>The speaker’s 40-year-old chief of staff, who began his congressional career as an intern for Boehner in 1997, had been …

Republicans

Pope Visit Postscript: The Excluded Inmates

Pope Francis may have left the U.S., but the fall-out of his trip is just beginning. I have a long story up today on his Sunday visit to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia. There’s one piece of it that I thought was specifically worth highlighting here:<p>But some kinds of …

Hajj Stampede: Saudi Arabia Says 700 Dead, 800 Injured in Mina, Near Mecca

More than 700 people died and at least 800 were injured in a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage outside the holy city of Mecca on Thursday, Saudi Arabian officials said.<p>It was the deadliest incident to hit the annual Hajj in years and the second this season, coming less than two weeks after 107 …

Colombia signs deal with Farc: 'We can set an example to the world'

Juan Manuel Santos, the president of Colombia, announces the signing of a significant deal with Farc rebels, which will see talks conclude by March 2016 and the end of the Western hemisphere's longest-running civil war<p>Colombia took a significant step towards ending one of the world's …

Hackers stole 5.6 million government fingerprints - more than estimated

It's becoming painfully clear that the massive theft of federal personnel records is worse than previously thought.<p>On Wednesday, the Office of Personnel Management said hackers stole 5.6 million fingerprints it had on file. That's significantly higher than the agency's original estimate of 1.1 …

James Clapper