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Sarkozy’s back _ but can he regain the presidency?

PARIS (AP) — Nicolas Sarkozy tried to quit politics after losing the French presidency, and instead followed his wife’s international singing tours and traveled the speakers’ circuit….

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Pope urges more Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis urged Muslim leaders to condemn the “barbaric violence” being committed in Islam’s name against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria as he arrived in neighboring Turkey Friday for a delicate visit aimed at improving interfaith ties….

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3 hours ago

Russian doctor rebellion causes headache for Putin

MOSCOW (AP) — Dr. Semyon Galperin spent a decade in medical research in Russia and as much time in the United States, working at top hospitals and research companies. Despite his expertise, Galperin was recently given a stark ultimatum from the Moscow hospital where he works: Leave or stay on as a lowly hospital attendant….

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3 hours ago

Rebels push forward in southern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels backed by the United States are making their biggest gains yet south of the capital Damascus, capturing a string of towns from government forces and aiming to carve out a swath of territory leading to the doorstep of President Bashar Assad’s seat of power….

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INSIDE KOBANI: Devastation mixed with optimism

KOBANI, Syria (AP) — Blocks of low-rise buildings with hollow facades, shattered concrete, streets strewn with rubble and overturned, crumpled remains of cars and trucks. Such is the landscape in Kobani, where the sounds of rifle and mortar fire resonate all day long in fighting between Islamic State extremists and the Syrian town’s Kurdish defenders….

KDWN

2 hours ago

Sarkozy’s back _ but can he regain the presidency?

PARIS (AP) — Nicolas Sarkozy tried to quit politics after losing the French presidency, and instead followed his wife’s international singing tours and traveled the speakers’ circuit….

KDWN

2 hours ago

Rebels push forward in southern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels backed by the United States are making their biggest gains yet south of the capital Damascus, capturing a string of towns from government forces and aiming to carve out a swath of territory leading to the doorstep of President Bashar Assad’s seat of power….

KDWN

2 hours ago

Pope urges more Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis urged Muslim leaders to condemn the “barbaric violence” being committed in Islam’s name against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria as he arrived in neighboring Turkey Friday for a delicate visit aimed at improving interfaith ties….

KDWN

2 hours ago

Russian doctor rebellion causes headache for Putin

MOSCOW (AP) — Dr. Semyon Galperin spent a decade in medical research in Russia and as much time in the United States, working at top hospitals and research companies. Despite his expertise, Galperin was recently given a stark ultimatum from the Moscow hospital where he works: Leave or stay on as a lowly hospital attendant….

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2 hours ago

INSIDE KOBANI: Devastation mixed with optimism

KOBANI, Syria (AP) — Blocks of low-rise buildings with hollow facades, shattered concrete, streets strewn with rubble and overturned, crumpled remains of cars and trucks. Such is the landscape in Kobani, where the sounds of rifle and mortar fire resonate all day long in fighting between Islamic State extremists and the Syrian town’s Kurdish defenders….