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Cobbling coalition for Iraq, Syria no easy task

September 13, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hand with Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu upon his arrival at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Kerry is in the region to speak with leaders about strategies to address the threat from the Islamic State, a militant extremist group. John [&hellip...

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

September 13, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Doug Ford, center, submits his papers to enter the Toronto mayoral race after the withdrawal of his brother, Rob Ford, in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election bid Friday as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen,...

Asia stocks muted; Tokyo rises as yen extends fall

September 12, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Asian stocks erased gains and European markets were lower Thursday Sept. 11, 2014 as investors tried to second guess the Federal...

Arab allies pledge to fight Islamic State group

September 12, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

General view of farms in northern Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Saudi Arabia, on Thursday to try to persuade officials from across the Mideast and Turkey to put aside longstanding rivalries to more...

UN: 45 Fijian peacekeepers freed in Syria

September 12, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

U.N. peacekeepers from Fiji drive their vehicles after they were released by Al-Qaida-linked Syrian militants in the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights, seen from the border of the Israeli side Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Al-Qaida-linked Syrian...

US gives ambulances to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

September 11, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Five ambulances that were donated by the U.S. to help combat the Ebola virus are lined up following a ceremony attended by Sierra Leone’s president Ernest Bai Koroma, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. The United States donated five...

Islamic State group not an unstoppable juggernaut

September 11, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this undated file image posted by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, on Monday, June 30, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, fighters from the Islamic State group parade with a missile in...

Kerry says US will back Iraq against militants

September 11, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Kerry is traveling to the mideast this week to discuss ways to bolster the stability of the new Iraqi government and combat the...

Canada finds 1 of 2 explorer ships lost in Arctic

September 10, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

John Geiger, president of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, holds an iron fitting from a Royal Navy ship, identified as a davit, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Ottawa. The artifact is being noted as the key piece of evidence that led to the discovery of a...

Arab League chief: Confront Islamic State group

September 8, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sunday, May 29, 2005 file photo, U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Bickerstaff of Satellite Beach, Florida, uses a tent pole to bat a rock off the Haditha Dam where his unit is based, 220 kilometers (140 miles) northwest of Baghdad. The U.S....