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Analysis: With Syria deployment, Obama crosses own red line

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as President Barack Obama sent U.S. troops back to Iraq & ordered the military to stay in Afghanistan, he insisted Syria would remain off limits for…

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Kurdish pop singer barely survives Aegean migrant shipwreck

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Delal Zaxoyi left his career as a pop singer in northern Iraq for a chance to make a new life in Europe — yet he barely…

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Chretien encourages Trudeau to engage with international leaders

OTTAWA – Former Liberal prime minister Jean Chretien says he hopes Justin Trudeau will engage in a dialogue with a variety of international leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. During…

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Sanders contrasts his record with Clinton's at Iowa dinner

By Amanda Becker DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders contrasted his record with that of Hillary Clinton on key issues, including his early support for same-sex…

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Iraq, Afghanistan conflict heroes honored by namesake ships

BATH, Maine (AP) — Heroes forged in Afghanistan & Iraq are having their names bestowed on a new generation of warships, joining those whose exploits in World Wars & battles…

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U.S. soldier killed in Iraq raid rushed into firefight: Carter

By Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. commando killed in a special operations raid on Thursday in Iraq against Islamic State rushed into a firefight to rescue Kurdish forces,…

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Iraq set for cholera vaccine campaign amid fear of international spread: WHO

Geneva (AFP) – Iraq plans to hold a mass vaccination campaign to halt a cholera outbreak that has infected more than 1,800 people amid fears it could spread among refugees…

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Trudeau promises policy departures in post-Harper Canada

TORONTO (AP) — With a host of policies that differ dramatically from his predecessor, Justin Trudeau's victory over the most conservative leader in Canada's history will reverberate beyond the country's…

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Top US military officer arrives for talks in Iraq

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The top U.S. military officer landed in Iraq Tuesday to obtain an update on the battle against Islamic State militants, saying he sees no prospect right…

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Lavrov says Russia helping fight against militants in Iraq

View gallery Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) & Finland's Foreign Minister Timo Soini attend … HELSINKI (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday Moscow was helping the…

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