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US strike on Syria widely hailed, but angers Russia

BEIRUT — World leaders rallied around the United States after it launched a missile strike early Friday on a Syrian air base in response to this week's chemical attack, while Russia condemned the move as "aggression" and suspended crucial coordination with Washington in Syria's congested skies.

April 7, 2017 1:16 p.m. read more..


The Dalles group close to France attack

Five women from The Dalles on a month-long tour of Europe left a fireworks show in Nice, France, just 10 minutes before an attacker drove a truck into the crowd, killing over 80. After the Bastille Day fireworks show finished Thursday night, Paula Fairclo and her friends first headed to a café to get gelato, but decided against it because the crowds on the mile-long seaside promenade were too massive.

July 15, 2016 3:59 p.m. read more..
 

Hollande: Several dozen dead in attacks around Paris

PARIS (AP) — Several dozen people were killed in a series of unprecedented attacks around Paris on Friday, French President Francois Hollande said, announcing that he was closing the country's borders and declaring a state of emergency.

November 13, 2015 3:23 p.m. read more..
 

Human cargo from Syria

Aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Tyr, The crew was about to dig into dinner when word of the "ghost ship" came through: a freighter hurtling out of control toward Italy with no crew — and hundreds of Syrians as cargo.

January 28, 2015 12:50 p.m. read more..


'No plan B' for Olympic sailing in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio de Janeiro Olympic organizers said Tuesday they have "no plan B" for the 2016 games' sailing competitions, despite a recent admission by the state's top environment official that it will be impossible to meet pledges to clean up the raw sewage- and trash-filled waters where the events are to be staged.

January 28, 2015 12:43 p.m. read more..
 

Greeks favor radical left before vote

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The winds of political change are coursing through austerity-weary Greece, but a financial whirlwind may lurk round the corner. Opinion polls ahead of Sunday’s closely-watched national election agree: The radical left opposition Syriza party, which has vowed to rewrite the terms of Greece’s international bailout, is poised to defeat Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ conservatives. To govern — in a historic first for the Greek left — it may need the backing of a smaller party, but most seem willing to oblige.

January 24, 2015 12:38 p.m. read more..


Ukraine rebel offensive looming

DONETSK, Ukraine — Signs emerged Friday pointing to a major offensive in eastern Ukraine by rebels fighting to break off from the rest of the country. A rebel leader said they will continue to fight and won't join further peace talks — but left unclear whether they would respect this week's agreement to pull back heavy weapons from the front line.

January 24, 2015 7:47 a.m. read more..
 

French police kill gunmen in twin attacks, free 16 hostages

PARIS — With explosions and gunfire, security forces ended a three-day terror rampage around Paris, killing the two al-Qaida-linked brothers who staged a murderous rampage at a satirical newspaper, and an associate who seized a kosher supermarket to try to help them escape.

January 9, 2015 11:26 a.m. read more..
 

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