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  • Islamic State closes in on Kurdish area of Syria

    ANTAKYA, Turkey (AP) — Militants of the Islamic State group were closing in Monday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey — an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, including one that struck a grain silo, killing two civilians, according to activists. Islamic...

  • US-Russian crew docks with space station

    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A U.S.-Russian crew docked early Friday with the International Space Station, about six hours after launching from Russia's manned space facility in Kazakhstan. The Russian Soyuz-TMA14M spacecraft joined up with the space laboratory as it orbited 226 miles (364...

  • Iran leader: Strikes in Syria illegal, no gov't OK

    NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday the U.S.-led coalition's airstrikes in Syria are illegal because they were not approved by or coordinated with Syria's government. Meeting with a group of senior editors on the first day of the United Nations General Assembly...

  • Afghanistan's Karzai takes one last swipe at US

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai used his farewell speech on Tuesday to take one last swipe at the United States, capping a long-testy relationship with the accusation that America hasn't wanted peace in Afghanistan. The U.S. ambassador called the comments...

  • The return of King Dollar

    For those who haven't been paying attention, the American dollar is in the midst of a rally not seen since the 1990s. It's racing past the euro, the yen and other currencies. Investors worldwide are buying the equivalent of stock in America, Inc.

  • AP Analysis: US wary over hitting Syrian militants

    BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. and its allies are trying to hammer out a coalition to push back the Islamic State group in Iraq. But any serious attempt to destroy the militants or even seriously degrade their capabilities means targeting their infrastructure in Syria. That, however, is far more...

  • White House: U.S. unlikely to raise threat level

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the U.S. is "unlikely" to raise its terrorist threat level -- at least in the short-term --after the U.K. did so Friday in response to a threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • U.S. levels new sanctions against Iranian firms

    The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday penalized more than 25 entities and individuals it believes are involved in assisting Iran's nuclear program, supporting terrorism or aiding Tehran's evasion of U.S. and international sanctions.



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