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Aid expected to arrive in Syria after powers agree to cease-fire
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 03:45:00 GMTMajor world powers have agreed to a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria. So what exactly does that mean? VPC Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (left) and U.N. Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria Staffan de ...

Canadian man remembers who he is, solves own cold case
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 03:53:00 GMTA Canadian man solved his own cold case — by suddenly remembering his identity 30 years after he disappeared. Edgar Latulip was 21 years old when he vanished from a group home in Kitchener, Ontario, in September 1986. The last time his mom, Sylvia Wilson ...

Iran Marks Revolution With 'Death to America' Chants
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 03:24:00 GMTTEHRAN, Iran — If you thought anti-American sentiment in Iran had waned after the nuclear deal and the lifting of sanctions, you could be wrong. Tens of thousands of Iranians marched in Tehran's Azadi Square Thursday, chanting "Death to America and ...

Strong earthquake rocks eastern Indonesia
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 03:45:00 GMTJAKARTA, Indonesia - A strong undersea earthquake has hit off the coast of eastern Indonesia, but no injuries or serious damage was reported immediately. The Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said the temblor Friday had a magnitude of 6.6 and ...

Protesting Greek farmers clash with riot police
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 03:57:00 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek farmers wielding shepherd's staffs clashed with riot police in central Athens on Friday as thousands headed to the Greek capital for a two-day protest against the government's plans to impose new tax hikes and reform the ...

Carter says UAE will put special forces in Syria
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 03:44:00 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says a key Persian Gulf ally has agreed to send special forces soldiers to Syria to assist in the development of local Sunni Arab fighters focused on recapturing Raqqa, the Islamic State group's capital.

Francis’s Visit to Mexico Comes as Country Struggles With Many Ills
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:56:00 GMTMEXICO CITY — For more than a century, the Mexican government has treated the Catholic Church with a deep suspicion, if not outright hostility. Battles have literally been fought between church and state, while anticlerical laws stayed on the books until ...

Candidates promise unity in Central African Republic vote
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 03:49:00 GMTBANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — For more than two years, even going to the cemetery to bury a loved one could get a mourner killed too. The threat of attack from Christian militia fighters was once so high that Muslims here began burying their ...

Female suicide bomber pair kill at least 58 in Nigerian refugee camp
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 03:29:00 GMTRescue workers transport a wounded victim of a suicide bomb attack at a refugee for treatment, in Maiduguri, Nigeria, on Wednesday. MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeastern Nigerian refugee camp, killing at ...

Pakistan Arrests 97 Militants, Foils Plan To Break Journalist's Killer Out Of Jail
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 02:55:00 GMTISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has arrested 97 al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militants, including three commanders, in the southern city of Karachi and foiled a planned attack to break U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl's killer out of jail, the army said on ...

Migrant 'hotspots' a flashpoint on Greek island of Kos
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 03:37:00 GMTKos (Greece) (AFP) - As dawn breaks over the Greek island of Kos, 20 soldiers and five bulldozers wait to start construction work on a site that has become a flashpoint for the tourist hub on the frontline of Europe's migrant crisis. The construction of ...

Seoul, US to open talks on missile defense aimed at N. Korea
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 03:44:00 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Looking to take a harder line after North Korea's recent nuclear test and rocket launch, Seoul and Washington will begin talks as early as next week on deploying a sophisticated U.S. missile defense system in South Korea ...

Pope Francis to Meet Patriarch Kirill: What You Need to Know. Las Vegas Blog
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 03:31:00 GMTWhen the pope & the patriarch come together for the 1st time today, one of Christianity’s most enduring divisions could edge closer to becoming ancient history. The Roman Catholic & Orthodox churches have been at odds for over 1,000 years. Fri.

10 Things to Know for Today
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 03:48:00 GMTHow far are Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders willing to go to advance a Democratic agenda if elected to the White House. 2. CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM ON SYRIA TRUCE A temporary "cessation of hostilities" in the civil war has been agreed by diplomats to start ...

U.S., Russia and other powers agree on ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria’s civil war
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U.S. Denies Russian Claim That It Bombed Syrian City of Aleppo
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 03:24:00 GMTThe State Department dismissed on Thursday Russia's claims that two American warplanes bombed the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo. The Russian Ministry of Defense claimed that two U.S. Air Force A-10 attack aircraft on Wednesday bombed nine targets in the ...

Italy's Renzi rejects Church interference in gay civil unions debate
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 03:45:00 GMTROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi rejected on Friday the Roman Catholic Church's interference in a parliamentary debate on legislation that offers homosexual couples legal recognition and limited adoption rights. Renzi spoke a day after ...

Greek farmers clash with riot police in pensions protest
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 03:54:00 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek farmers wielding shepherd's staffs and throwing rocks clashed Friday with riot police in central Athens during a two-day protest against the government's plans to impose new tax hikes and overhaul the pension system.

Kerry: Diplomats agree to Syria ceasefire in a week
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:34:00 GMTMUNICH-- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says diplomats meeting in Munich have agreed to work with Syrian parties to implement a "nationwide cessation of hostilities." CBS News' Margaret Brennan reports that just before 1 a.m. in Munich, Kerry and his ...



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