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Cease Fire Agreement Reached in Ukraine
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A European official confirms that Ukraine and the Russian-backed rebels have signed a cease-fire deal that takes effect in less than two hours.
The announcement -- which confirmed a Twitter posting by the rebels -- came as representatives of Ukraine, Russia, the rebels and…
President Meets with NATO on Ukraine and ISIS
NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — President Barack Obama will convene a meeting of European allies to discuss the West's response to Russia's provocations in Ukraine and Islamic militants in Syria and Iraq.
The meeting will occur Thursday morning on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Wales...
EU to Slap New Sanctions On Russia Over Ukraine
BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official says the 28-nation bloc is set to decide new sanctions against Russia as Ukraine's president warns the conflict with Moscow threatens peace and stability for Europe as a whole.
Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko said a strong EU response is needed because his cou…
Brits Close to Identifying Foley Killer
LONDON (AP) — Britain's ambassador to the United States says police and spy agencies are close to identifying the English-accented militant depicted on video showing the killing of U.S. journalist James Foley.
Peter Westmacott told CNN Sunday that "we're not far away"…
Refugees Flee Iraq
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian Kurdish officials say thousands of members of a religious minority group have fled across the border from Iraq after coming under attack by Islamic extremists.
Ekrem Hasso and Juan Mohammad told The Associated Press on Saturday that the Yazidis fled after Kurdish fighters w…

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