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Scant hope of Syria peace breakthrough as Russia pounds rebels

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PARIS/UNITED NATIONS Major powers meeting in Germany on Thursday aim to revive Syria peace efforts, but with Russia backing a government push for a military victory, opposition delegates and Western officials see little hope of a diplomatic breakthrough.

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Scant hope of Syria peace breakthrough as Russia pounds rebels 10:32am GMT

PARIS/UNITED NATIONS Major powers meeting in Germany on Thursday aim to revive Syria peace efforts, but with Russia backing a government push for a military victory, opposition delegates and Western officials see little hope of a diplomatic breakthrough.

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Scant hope of Syria peace breakthrough as Russia pounds rebels 10:27am GMT

PARIS/UNITED NATIONS Major powers meeting in Germany on Thursday aim to revive Syria peace efforts, but with Russia backing a government push for a military victory, opposition delegates and Western officials see little hope of a diplomatic breakthrough.

Turkey summons U.S. envoy over comments on Kurdish PYD in Syria 09 Feb 2016

ANKARA Turkey summoned the U.S. ambassador to express its displeasure on Tuesday after a State Department spokesman said Washington did not regard Syria's Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) as a terrorist organisation, a Turkish foreign ministry official said.

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Exclusive - Damascus vows to recapture Aleppo from rebels 09 Feb 2016

DAMASCUS Damascus aims to secure Syria's border with Turkey and recapture the city of Aleppo with its latest military offensive, a top adviser to President Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday.

Turkey letting in Syrian refugees in 'controlled fashion' - foreign minister 09 Feb 2016

BUDAPEST/ONCUPINAR, Turkey Turkey is admitting Syrian refugees in a "controlled manner" and has let in thousands fleeing Russian air strikes, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, warning the numbers of new migrants could reach a million if the attacks continue.

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Kurdish conflict overshadows cup quarter-final in southeast Turkey 09 Feb 2016

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Two rival Turkish football teams stood defiantly behind a banner urging peace on Tuesday before playing a surreal quarter final match to an empty stadium in Turkey's conflict-ridden southeast following a ban on spectators for chanting political slogans.

Kurdish conflict overshadows cup quarter-final in southeast Turkey 09 Feb 2016

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Feb 9 Two rival Turkish football teams stood defiantly behind a banner urging peace on Tuesday before playing a surreal quarter final match to an empty stadium in Turkey's conflict-ridden southeast following a ban on spectators for chanting political slogans.

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Turkey letting in Syrian refugees in 'controlled fashion': foreign minister 09 Feb 2016

BUDAPEST/ONCUPINAR, Turkey Turkey is admitting Syrian refugees in a "controlled manner" and has let in thousands fleeing Russian air strikes, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, warning the numbers of new migrants could reach a million if the attacks continue.

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Turkey delivers aid across border as Syrian forces step up Aleppo assault 08 Feb 2016

ONCUPINAR, Turkey/BEIRUT Aid trucks and ambulances entered Syria from Turkey on Sunday to help tens of thousands of people who have fled an escalating government assault on Aleppo, as air strikes targeted villages on the road linking the city to the Turkish border. | Video

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Trump, Sanders ride U.S. anti-establishment tide to New Hampshire win

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders coasted to victory on a wave of voter anger in the New Hampshire presidential nominating contest, thrashing traditional U.S. politicians in a display of anti-establishment power. | Video