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U.S. Offers $25 Mln Reward for Information on Daesh Leader

WASHINGTON, Dec 17 – The United States on Friday more than doubled its previous reward for information on Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, offering $25 million for information that would help locate, arrest or convict the head of the jihadist group. The U.S. State Department’s Rewards for Justice program previously offered $10 million for information

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China, U.S. ‘Appropriately Handling’ Seizure of Drone, China says

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Dec 17 ¬†– China and the United States are using military channels to “appropriately handle” the seizure by the Chinese navy of a U.S. underwater drone in the South China Sea, China said on Saturday, and a Chinese state-run newspaper said it expected a smooth resolution. The drone was taken on

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Trump Promises Syria ‘Safe Zones’, Obama says no Easy fix

By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton ORLANDO/WASHINGTON, Dec 16 – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Friday his administration would build “safe zones” to try to help civilians trapped in Syria’s bloody conflict, an idea that President Barack Obama said would be too hard to enforce. Trump and Obama spoke separately of the conflict after

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U.S. Offers $25 Million Reward for Information on Daesh Leader

WASHINGTON, Dec 16 – The United States on Friday more than doubled its previous reward for information on Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, offering $25 million for information that would help locate, arrest or convict the head of the jihadist group. The U.S. State Department’s Rewards for Justice program previously offered $10 million for information

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Trump says U.S. not Necessarily Bound by “One China” Policy

WASHINGTON, Dec 11 – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump questioned whether the United States had to be bound by its longstanding position that Taiwan is part of “one China” and brushed aside Beijing’s concerns about his decision to accept a phone call from Taiwan’s president. “I fully understand the ‘one China policy,’ but I don’t know

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John Kerry Urges Russia to Show “Grace” in Geneva Aleppo Talks

PARIS, Dec 10 – Backers of the Syrian opposition appeared resigned to the fall of eastern Aleppo on Saturday, with the United States pleading Moscow to show “grace” when officials meet in Geneva to try to reach a deal for civilians and fighters to leave the city. Syrian government and allied forces have in the

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Drone Strike Kills Militant Linked to Charlie Hebdo Attack – U.S.

WASHINGTON, Dec 9 – A U.S. drone strike in Syria has killed an Daesh militant linked to the Jan. 7 2015 attack on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris, defense officials said on Friday. Boubaker el Hakim was killed late last month in Raqqa, the Daesh’s defacto capital in Syria, the officials said, adding he

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U.S. Adds 200 Military Personnel to Syria Anti-Daesh Campaign

MANAMA, Dec 10 – The United States is sending 200 additional military personnel to Syria to help the campaign to drive the Daesh militant group from Raqqa, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday. Speaking in Bahrain at the Manama Dialogue conference on Middle East security, Carter said the 200, including special forces trainers,

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Discrimination Against Latinos in United States has Risen, Study Says

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK, Dec 7  Most Latinos in the United States say they have suffered discrimination, more than twice as many who said so a decade earlier, according to research released on Tuesday. A study published in online journal Social Science & Medicine РPopulation Health found 68 percent of Latino men and

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