Russia begins airstrikes, West disputes targets

MOSCOW - Russia launched airstrikes Wednesday in Syria...against other groups.The U.S. and Russia both agree on the need to fight the Islamic...countries in the Middle East and Europe.Russia's first airstrikes in Syria came after...
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Few jobs and little hope, but rural Russia sticks with Putin

GALICH, Russia - When asked if Vladimir Putin is to blame...Voters will cast ballots Sunday across Russia to elect local legislators and governors...including more cosmopolitan areas like Russia's third-largest city of Novosibirsk...
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Obama, Putin clash on Syria's future

...Obama said he was open to working with Russia, as well as Iran, to bring Syria's...transition.However, Iran - which along with Russia is a strong backer of Assad - said the...has struggled to push him from power. Russia has long been a major obstacle, shielding...
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Obama says fight against Islamic State will take time

...terrorism, a day after he and the leaders of Russia, China and Iran addressed the General Assembly...Ukraine's president condemned Russia's aggression against his country, and...President Vladimir Putin suggested Monday that Russia could launch airstrikes against the militants...
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In year of diplomatic wins, Obama still dogged by Syria uncontrolled in the country has failed spectacularly.Now Russia, a longtime ally of Assad, is entering the chaos.Ahead of...losing proposition. He said the U.S. was willing to work with Russia on a political transition, but only if Assad leaving power...
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'Can you hear me now?' Snowden joins Twitter, follows NSA

...was being used by someone else. The NSA did not respond to a request for comment.Snowden is currently living in exile in Russia. He faces charges in the U.S. that could land him in prison for up to 30 years.Twitter has hosted other controversial...
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Five Good Reads: Michelle Hale

...regional is "The Great Game" by Peter Hopkirk. He tells the gripping story of the 19th century competition of Imperialist Russia and expansionist Great Britain for domination of Central Asia ? western China, northern India, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey...

...more than a quarter of a million people killed.Ban said five countries "hold the key" to a political solution to Syria: Russia, the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran.Meanwhile, Obama announced that more than 30,000 new troops and police have...
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Shell move dims nation's oil prospects source of oil big enough to keep the country among the top three oil producers in the world along with Saudi Arabia and Russia.But Shell drilled to 6,800 feet about 80 miles offshore in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast and just didn't...
Obama makes forceful defense of UN goals

...Islamic State group. On Sunday, Iraq's military said it will begin sharing "security and intelligence" information with Russia, Syria and Iran to help combat IS."We coordinate the efforts against ISIL," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told...
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