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Obama Says Fight Against Islamic State Group Will Take Time

Posted: 09/29/2015 - President Barack Obama on Tuesday pledged all possible tools - military, intelligence and economic - to defeat the Islamic State group, but acknowledged the extremist group has taken root in Syria and Iraq, is resilient and continues to expand.

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Obama to Head UN Gathering on Countering Terrorism

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Updated: 09/28/2015 - President Barack Obama is chairing a U.N. gathering of world leaders to discuss countering extremism, a day after he and the leaders of Russia, China and Iran addressed the General Assembly on its 70th anniversary.

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German Prosecutors Open Probe of Former VW Boss

Posted: 09/28/2015 - German prosecutors on Monday opened an investigation against former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn to establish what his role was in the company's emissions-rigging scandal.

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Obama and Putin to Confront Tensions on Syria and Ukraine

Updated: 09/28/2015 - Face-to-face for the first time in nearly a year, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday will confront rising tensions over Moscow's military engagement in Syria, as well as the stubborn crisis in Ukraine.

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France Carries Out Airstrikes in Syria Against Islamic State

Updated: 09/28/2015 - Six French jet fighters targeted and destroyed an Islamic State training camp in eastern Syria in a five-hour operation on Sunday, President Francois Hollande announced, making good on a promise to go after the group that he has said is planning attacks against several countries, including France.

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Obama, Russia Address UN Summit as Syria War Draws Spotlight

Posted: 09/27/2015 - President Barack Obama and the leaders of some of America's closest allies are addressing a major United Nations summit on its last day Sunday as Syria's conflict threatens to push the stated topic, global development, onto the sidelines.

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China Vows Billions of Development Dollars, Debt Forgiveness

Posted: 09/26/2015 - China's president on Saturday pledged billions in aid and said Beijing will forgive debts due this year in an effort to help the world's poorest nations, as world leaders begin to seek the trillions of dollars needed to help achieve sweeping new development goals.

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Nighttime Tour Boat Collision Kills 1 in Thailand

Posted: 09/25/2015 - A Hungarian woman has been killed and a South Korean woman seriously injured in a collision between two boats during a nighttime tourist trip to watch fireflies on a Thai river.

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Russia, Ukraine Reach Deal on Winter Gas Supplies

Posted: 09/25/2015 - An EU official says Russia and Ukraine have ended months of uncertainty and finally reached agreement on supplies of natural gas to Ukraine for the coming winter.

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Pope Addresses UN General Assembly

Updated: 09/25/2015 - Pope Francis declared Friday that there is a "right of the environment" and that mankind has no authority to abuse it, telling more than 100 world leaders and diplomats at the United Nations that urgent action is needed to halt the destruction of God's creation.

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Pope Francis Addresses US Congress, Goes to NYC

Updated: 09/24/2015 - Pope Francis, who on Thursday urged Congress and the nation to abolish the death penalty, fight global warming and embrace immigrants, arrived to a warm welcome on his first visit to New York, where he planned sunset evening prayers at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

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More Than 700 Dead in Hajj Stampede

Updated: 09/24/2015 - Two giant waves of Muslim pilgrims collided at an intersection Thursday near a holy site in Saudi Arabia, and more than 700 people were crushed and trampled to death in the worst disaster at the hajj in a quarter-century.

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US-China Summit Takes Place Amid Human Rights Crackdown

Updated: 09/23/2015 - The United States has warned that the toughest crackdown in years on Chinese activists threatens to cloud the high-profile state visit by President Xi Jinping. Yet the issue of human rights is unlikely to dominate the agenda when Xi is welcomed at the White House on Friday.

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