Israel to re-assess U.N. ties after settlement resolution, says Netanyahu

Israel to re-assess U.N. ties after settlement resolution, says Netanyahu

Israel will re-assess its ties with the United Nations following the adoption by the Security Council of a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday. The vote was able to pass the...
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Putin Approves Air Force Deployment in Syria

Putin Approves Air Force Deployment in Syria

President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill to deploy Russian Air Force units to Syria, the Interfax news service reported on Friday. The new law ratifies an earlier agreement signed between the Russian Federation and the Syrian Arab Republic in...
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Putin cancels Paris trip as diplomatic crisis over Syria deepens

Putin cancels Paris trip as diplomatic crisis over Syria deepens

Vladimir Putin has cancelled a trip to Paris next week after the French government accused Russian and Syrian government forces of committing war crimes in Aleppo, amid a deepening diplomatic rift over the conflict there. “The president has decided to...
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French leader may snub Putin over Syria “war crimes”

French leader may snub Putin over Syria “war crimes”

Ayrault also told the radio network that President Francois Hollande would take the Aleppo bombardment into consideration when decided whether to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, as scheduled, when he visits Paris on Oct. 19. “If the President decides ...
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Paris climate agreement to take effect Nov. 4

Paris climate agreement to take effect Nov. 4

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The landmark Paris agreement on climate change will enter into force on Nov. 4, after a coalition of the world’s largest polluters and small island nations threatened by rising seas pushed it past a key threshold...
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US to sharpen military edge in Asia Pacific: Pentagon

US to sharpen military edge in Asia Pacific: Pentagon

The US has promised to “sharpen its military edge” in Asia Pacific in order to remain the dominant power in a region feeling the effects of China’s rising military might, defense secretary Ash Carter said. Carter made the pledge on...
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