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Catherine Ashton, activist turned powerful diplomat at the heart of the nuclear talks
She has never contested an election and has no diplomatic experience, yet represents the world powers in negotiations with Iran. A primer on the EU's Catherine Ashton.
Insults Fly Between Peace Negotiators as Talks End in Acrimony
Palestinian officials involved in the peace negotiations with Israel reported that the talks held on Tuesday between the two negotiating teams ended in a row, with raised voices and the exchange of verbal insults.
Trial of Mohamed Morsi at Police Academy begins, suspended, adjourned
Defendants chant against legitimacy of court, Judge temporarily suspends proceedings twice; deposed president was flown to court on 1st day of trial for inciting murder of protesters in 2012; Judge adjourns to 8 January, 2014
Saudi Arabia eyes buying German submarines
Saudi Arabia wants to buy five German submarines for around 2.5 billion euros (.4 billion) and more than two dozen more in the future, a newspaper reported Sunday.
Official: Russia To Expand Kyrgyzstan Military Airbase
Russia will expand its airbase in Kyrgyzstan at the end of the year ahead of the shutdown of a US base in the country, a senior commander said Saturday.
Special News
Somalia: 5 killed in terror attack in the capital
Suicide bomber rams explosive-laden vehicle into police building in Mogadishu, allowing fighters to follow. 4 attackers also killed.
Between Never-Trump and Never-Hillary, some Jews choose Libertarianism
The Libertarian viewpoint focuses on individual liberty. It suggests that the size and intrusiveness of government should be reduced and citizens should be able to decide how to live their lives without any impositions from the government.
North Korea threatens nuclear strikes against South and U.S.
N. Korea threatens "indiscriminate" nuclear strikes if South Korea and United States push ahead with joint military drills.
North Korean leader: Be ready to use nuclear weapons
Kim Jong Un orders his country to be ready to use nuclear weapons "at any time" in the face of a growing threat from "enemies".
Assad: We'll do our part to ensure ceasefire succeeds
Syrian President pledges to do his part to guarantee the success of shaky ceasefire, says it brings hope to the war-torn country.
Turkey frees journalists after court rules detention violated their rights
Turkey has freed two prominent journalists after the country’s top court ruled their detention violated their rights.
Russia pummels Syrian rebels hours before ceasefire
Monitor warns Russia conducting 'more intense than usual' wave of strikes, including on moderate opposition targets, to 'score points.'
Assad wants to be remembered as the man who 'saved Syria'
Syrian President tells Spanish newspaper he is ready for a ceasefire, but only if "terrorists" don't exploit it.
Trump wins South Carolina primary
Real estate mogul receives more than 33% of the votes in South Carolina. Cruz and Rubio in close race for second place.
Kurdish group claims Ankara bombing, warns tourists to stay away
The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons claim the suicide car bomb attack that killed 28 people in Turkey's capital.
Erdogan vows to fight 'pawns' carrying out attacks
Responding to Ankara attack, Turkish President says his country’s fight against "terror will grow more determined.
Car bomb kills 10 in Turkish capital
Car explodes near vehicle transporting soldiers, believed intentionally. At least 10 reported wounded.
Air strikes destroy hundreds of millions of ISIS' dollars
Air strikes targeting jihadist group's cash hoards have destroyed hundreds of millions of dollars, says American military.
UN Security Council to Discuss Turkish Shelling in Syria
Russia voices concern about Turkish military attacks on Kurds militia fighters after shelling of YPG positions for a third straight day.
ISIS is using chemical weapons
The Islamic terror group produced, used chemical weapons on Iraqi Kurds, reports OPCW, in first known chemical terrorism in 20 years.
Assad: International ceasefire plan 'difficult' to implement
Syria's President pours cold water on an internationally backed plan for a ceasefire.
Syrian rebels kill 76 Assad troops in ambush
In one of the deadliest ambushes since Syria war began, Jaish al-Islam rebels catch regime forces by surprise in serious blow to Assad.
Russian special forces 'embedded in ISIS,' top official says
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov claims Russian intelligence has successfully infiltrated Islamic State terror group.
Iraq deploying thousands of troops to retake Mosul
Iraqi army amassing troops for biggest battle yet with ISIS in Iraq's second city.
UN Security Council condemns latest North Korean rocket launch
Security Council promises punitive steps following North Korea's latest rocket launch.
Opinion
Post San Bernardino: How stupid are we supposed to be?
So they lived the American dream, did they? And the president is keeping us safe, is he?
Putin has checkmated himself into a lose-lose Syrian debacle
When Putin first teamed up with Iran and Assad, the two greatest state sponsors of terror in the world, to commit unabashed genocide against the Sunnis of Syria, there was breathless talk that “Putin Checkmated Obama.”
The Sydney siege: Terror in paradise
By design or by chance, the venue of the Sydney hostage drama yielded saturation coverage in the international media while dealing a blow to Australia’s sense of security.
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