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Sun, Nov 29 2015

Declaring 'new beginning', EU and Turkey seal migrant deal


BRUSSELS Turkey promised to help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash, visas and renewed talks on joining the EU in a deal struck on Sunday that the Turkish prime minister called a "new beginning" for the uneasy neighbours.

World, Middle East 29 Nov 2015

Negotiators grab head start on monumental climate challenge


PARIS Senior negotiators from almost 200 nations on Sunday began thrashing out a new global deal to curb climate change as the president of China, the world's biggest polluter, landed in Paris. | Video

12:40am GMT

Turkey recovers body of pilot from downed Russian jet


ANKARA/MOSCOW Turkey recovered the body of a Russian pilot from northern Syria and presented it to Russian diplomats on Sunday, five days after shooting down his warplane in an incident that wrecked relations between two of the main powers involved in Syria's war. | Video

World, Syria, Middle East 12:16am GMT

Russian air strikes kill at least 30 in stepped up raids in northwest Syria

AMMAN/BEIRUT Air strikes believed to have been carried out by Russian jets killed at least 30 people in the town of Ariha in northwestern Syria on Sunday, rescue workers in the rebel-held area said, part of an escalation of Russian strikes near the Turkish border.

World, Syria, Middle East 29 Nov 2015

Greek central bank chief says need political consensus to end debt crisis


ATHENS Greece's central bank chief called on the country's party leaders on Sunday to maintain their political consensus to help pull Athens itself out of its financial crisis once and for all.

Business, World 29 Nov 2015

France calls for 'enlightened Islam' against jihadist ideology


PARIS Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve urged French Muslim leaders on Sunday to develop an "enlightened Islam" to confront what he called the obscurantist views of Islamic State that lead young Muslims into violence.

29 Nov 2015

U.S. senators call for 20,000 troops in Syria and Iraq


BAGHDAD Two senior U.S. senators called on Sunday for Washington to nearly triple military force levels in Iraq to 10,000 and send an equal number of troops to Syria as part of a multinational ground force to counter Islamic State in both countries.

Syria, Iraq, World 29 Nov 2015

Israel suspends EU role in peace process with Palestinians


JERUSALEM Israel said on Sunday it was suspending contacts with European Union bodies involved in peace efforts with the Palestinians after the bloc started requiring the labelling of exports from Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

World, Israel, Middle East 29 Nov 2015

Planned Parenthood says Colorado shooter opposed abortion


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Planned Parenthood said on Sunday that news reports that the gunman who attacked its Colorado health clinic had uttered "no more baby parts" during his arrest showed that the suspect was motivated by an anti-abortion agenda.

29 Nov 2015

Bosnian Serbs dismiss top court's order to change discriminatory law

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia Bosnian Serb political leaders declared on Sunday they would not obey a ruling by Bosnia's top court to change a holidays law discriminating against other ethnic groups, dismissing the court as a "political body" which brings "political acts".

29 Nov 2015