Bastille Day military parade marches amid tight securityA grand military parade down the Champs Elysées in Paris on Thursday included members of the French army, intelligence services, legionnaires and others for the annual Bastille…
Kerry says ceasefire possible in Syria, warns AssadUS Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he believed a ceasefire deal could still be restored in Syria despite escalating violence, and warned President Bashar al-Assad…
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Druids protest alcohol banUS Secretary of State John Kerry is on a diplomatic push to persuade Moscow to persuade Damascus to stop or at least limit attacks on Aleppo. We look at reaction in the French…
Russia intercepts US Air Force jet over BalticA US Air Force reconnaissance plane was intercepted by a Russian SU-27 jet in an "unsafe and unprofessional" manner while in international airspace over the Baltic Sea, the…
Kerry in historic visit to Hiroshima memorialJohn Kerry on Monday became the first US secretary of state to pay his respects at Hiroshima’s memorial to the 135,000 victims of the 1945 US nuclear attack.
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Kerry, Putin to boost search for political solution in SyriaRussia and the United States agreed at talks in Moscow on Thursday to use their influence over the sides in the Syria conflict to speed up progress towards a political solution.
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US says IS group committing genocideThe Obama administration on Thursday formally concluded the Islamic State group is committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria.
Kerry says 'closer than ever' to Syria ceasefireUS Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday he and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov had reached a provisional agreement on terms of a cessation of hostilities in Syria…
'Cessation of hostilities' agreed at Syria talks in MunichMajor powers agreed on Friday to implement a cessation of hostilities in Syria and to expand delivery of humanitarian aid to people caught up in the conflict, officials said.
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'So it turns out Einstein was right all along'INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 12.02.16: There are mixed reactions in the press today to crunch peace talks in Munich. World powers have agreed to seek a nationwide "cessation of…
Syrian opposition balks at talks, reiterates demandsThe Saudi-backed Syrian opposition ruled out even indirect negotiations with Damascus until certain conditions are met, despite US Secretary of State John Kerry’s insistence that…
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