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    Tense Paris Meeting Underscores Divide Over Syria
    Oct03

    Tense Paris Meeting Underscores Divide Over Syria

    They shook hands at the Elysee presidential Palace and sipped coffee in the sun, but the tense faces of French President Francois Hollande and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin underscore a widening chasm between the West and Moscow over Syria. Talks between the two leaders on the Syrian conflict were not even supposed to be part of the...

    Germany marks 25 years of unity, facing new challenges
    Oct03

    Germany marks 25 years of unity, facing new challenges

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany marks a quarter-century as a reunited nation on Saturday, with two leaders from the formerly communist east heading a country that increasingly asserts itself as Europe’s political heavyweight — and now faces a new challenge in a refugee influx that will demand deep reserves of resourcefulness and patience.West and...

    Germany marks 25 years of unity, facing new challenges
    Oct03

    Germany marks 25 years of unity, facing new challenges

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany marks a quarter-century as a reunited nation on Saturday, with two leaders from the formerly communist east heading a country that increasingly asserts itself as Europe’s political heavyweight — and now faces a new challenge in a refugee influx that will demand deep reserves of resourcefulness and patience. West and...

    Russian, Ukrainian leaders hold talks in Paris
    Oct03

    Russian, Ukrainian leaders hold talks in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin met the leaders of Ukraine, France and Germany on Friday in a revived European push to bring peace to eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CNS...

    France tells Putin to confine air strikes to Islamic State
    Oct03

    France tells Putin to confine air strikes to Islamic State

    Hollande used a meeting on Ukraine to address Western concerns that Russia’s air strikes would serve to strengthen Syrian President Bashar Assad by targeting rebels — perhaps including some aligned with the U.S. — rather than hitting Islamic State fighters it has promised to attack. Allies in a U.S.-led coalition that is conducting its own...

    Ukraine Peace Talks End on Positive Note
    Oct03

    Ukraine Peace Talks End on Positive Note

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Friday that he felt “cautious optimism” following talks in Paris with the Russian, French and German leaders on reviving the peace process for eastern Ukraine. Poroshenko met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a...

    Free Syrian Army fighters say Russia is punishing Assad opponents
    Oct03

    Free Syrian Army fighters say Russia is punishing Assad opponents

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Russia again launched airstrikes in Syria today in a bid to bolster the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. But, in Washington, President Obama said the U.S. will not cooperate with the Russian campaign. And he insisted he will not turn the Syrian conflict into a superpower proxy war. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret...

    US-led coalition asks Russia to concentrate on fighting IS
    Oct03

    US-led coalition asks Russia to concentrate on fighting IS

    PARIS (AP) — With Russian warplanes bombing Syria for a third day, French President Francois Holland told President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Moscow’s airstrikes must be confined to attacking Islamic State militants, not other rebels opposing the Damascus government.Hollande used a meeting on Ukraine to address Western concerns that...

    France tells Putin to confine airstrikes to Islamic State
    Oct03

    France tells Putin to confine airstrikes to Islamic State

    PARIS (AP) – With Russian warplanes bombing Syria for a third day, French President Francois Holland told President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Moscow’s airstrikes must be confined to attacking Islamic State militants, not other rebels opposing the Damascus government. Hollande used a meeting on Ukraine to address Western concerns...

    Russian, Ukrainian leaders hold talks in Paris
    Oct03

    Russian, Ukrainian leaders hold talks in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — A summit reviving a European push to bring peace to eastern Ukraine ended Friday with a call for the delay of contentious rebel plans to hold local elections this month and for both sides to begin a promised withdrawal of smaller-caliber weapons. Russian President Vladimir Putin met Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, French...