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Putin calls for broad international anti-terror front

Russian President Vladimir Putin gives his annual state of the nation address in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. Putin says Russian military in Syria has been fighting for Russia's security. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Russian President Vladimir Putin called Thursday for “one powerful fist” to fight terrorism, hinted at more sanctions against Turkey and accused Western powers of creating “a zone of chaos.” Speaking in his state-of-the-nation address televised live, Putin called for an end to what he called double standards that hampered uniting global efforts in fighting terrorism. Without naming the United States, ...

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Editorial: Prioritizing fighting terrorism over climate change is a no-win scenario

The start of the Paris climate summit on Monday should be a moment of glory for President Obama. His administration has instituted the country’s first serious action against climate change by requiring dirty coal plants to drastically lower emissions. He played a key role in China’s dramatic attitude shift on climate. His rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline prompted a ...

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US steps up attacks on Islamic State oil trucks in Syria

WASHINGTON — Accelerating its attacks on one of the Islamic State’s most important sources of income, the U.S. military said Monday it destroyed 283 tanker trucks used by the militants to transport oil from producing fields in eastern Syria to smuggling points. The attack by four A-10 attack planes and two AC-130 gunships was carried out Saturday at a site ...

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Editorail: Defeating Islamic State — without a U.S. invasion

When President Obama announced an international campaign to “degrade and ultimately destroy” Islamic State last year, the organization was primarily a regional threat, inflicting its savagery on the people of Iraq and Syria and on hostages from other countries who were captured in the Middle East. But the coordinated attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and the downing of ...

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Kerry: US trying to speed up efforts to defeat Islamic State

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The United States is seeking new military, counterterrorism and diplomatic ideas to destroy the Islamic State group faster, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday, acknowledging the difficulty in eliminating extremists who’ve exploited four years of chaos in the Middle East to become a global threat. He said greater military cooperation with Russia was ...

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