• Iraqi Kurds claim more territory after breaking siege of Sinjar

    By Isabel Coles DOHUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish forces claimed to have seized more territory on Friday after breaking the siege of Sinjar mountain in what they called their biggest victory yet in their war against Islamic State. A senior Kurdish official said the peshmerga forces had driven the…

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  • EU leaders prepare for long confrontation with Russia

    By Alastair Macdonald and Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders warned Moscow they are ready to flex their combined muscle and "stay the course" in a long confrontation with Russia if President Vladimir Putin refuses to pull back from Ukraine. "We must go beyond being…

  • U.S. backed talks with ISIS over American hostage: newspaper

    LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. counter-terrorism officials backed negotiations with two prominent jihadi clerics in a failed attempt to save the life of an American hostage who was later beheaded by Islamic State militants, the Guardian newspaper reported on Friday. Citing emails, the Guardian said talks…

  • Opinion: In response to Sony hack, US should focus on China not North Korea

    ​It's a story more bizarre than any Hollywood script about out-of-control hackers, but it turns out the North Koreans actually were behind the hack against Sony Pictures.

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  • 5 ways Cuba-US agreement will make waves

    US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro made history this week in announcing a plan to restore diplomatic ties for the first time in more than half a century. “We will end an outdated approach that for decades has failed to advance our interests, and instead we will begin to…

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  • Why US response to Sony hack should be a 'teachable moment'

    Now that the Obama administration says North Korea had a hand in the hacking at Sony Pictures that resulted in Sony’s decision not to release a North Korea-themed comedy movie, attention is shifting to what steps the United States – and other upholders of freedom of expression – should take to…

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  • Iraqi Kurds seize Mt. Sinjar from Islamic State in major victory

    Iraqi Kurdish fighters have broken the Islamic State's siege on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq with the help of US-led airstrikes, freeing hundreds of people from the country’s Yazidi minority who were trapped there for months, a senior Kurdish official said Thursday.

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  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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  • Obama: Keystone benefits for U.S. consumers, workers nominal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday that construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to transport crude oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast would only nominally benefit American consumers and workers. "There is very little impact - nominal impact - on U.S. gas prices,…

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  • Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday he doesn't expect the reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba to bring overnight change on the island, a quick end to the U.S. economic embargo or the likelihood that he will soon visit the communist nation.

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  • Things to know about FIFA World Cup bidding rules

    In the next World Cup bidding process, a vastly different set of FIFA rules should be in place.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. will respond "proportionally" to North Korea's punishing hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment at a place, time and manner "that we choose." Obama says the attack "caused a lot of damage."

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  • Coal ash is not hazardous waste under U.S. agency rules

    By Jonathan Kaminsky (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued rules on Friday labeling coal ash, a byproduct of coal-based power production containing toxic materials such as arsenic and lead, as non-hazardous waste. The label means that states, and not the EPA, will be the…

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  • German Amazon strikes to last until Christmas Eve

    BERLIN (AP) — A German labor union says striking workers at four distribution centers in Germany will remain off the job until Christmas Eve.

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  • Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes France's Guadeloupe: USGS

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck the Basse-Terre island of the France's Guadeloupe archipelago in the Antilles on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It said the quake's epicenter was located three miles (4.8 km)northwest of Lamentin on Basse-Terre and was 69.5 miles…

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  • Colombia's FARC kills 5 soldiers on eve of truce: army

    Colombia's FARC guerrillas killed five soldiers Friday in an attack that came on the eve of a unilateral ceasefire hailed as a key step in peace negotiations, the army said. FARC fighters ambushed a patrol in the rural area of Santander de Quilichao in western Colombia, in a pre-dawn attack that…

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  • Tunisia presidential vote nears climax

    Four years after its revolution sparked the Arab Spring, Tunisia's presidential campaign neared its climax Friday with incumbent Moncef Marzouki facing 88-year-old favourite Beji Caid Essebsi in a runoff. Essebsi held a last rally on Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis, a focal point of the 2011 revolution…

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