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    Islamic State group’s attacks push US and Russia toward closer cooperation on Syria
    Nov18

    Islamic State group’s attacks push US and Russia toward closer cooperation on Syria

    In a striking shift, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are embarking on a tentative path toward closer ties and possible military cooperation, as the bitter rift over Ukraine gives way to common cause against the Islamic State group. …read more Source: FOX...

    ‘Two jihadists’ killed, two arrests in north Paris shootout
    Nov18

    ‘Two jihadists’ killed, two arrests in north Paris shootout

    Saint-Denis (France) (AFP) – Two suspected jihadists were killed, including a woman who blew herself up, in a shootout Wednesday in north Paris with police hunting the mastermind of last week’s attacks on the French capital, sources said.As troops patrolled the streets, heavily-armed police swapped gunfire with people holed up in an...

    Surrogates feel hurt by India’s ban on foreign customers
    Nov18

    Surrogates feel hurt by India’s ban on foreign customers

    NEW DELHI (AP) — For thousands of childless couples the world over, India has been the go-to destination to fulfill their dreams of becoming parents, thanks to its well-trained doctors, well-appointed fertility clinics and vast numbers of poor women willing to serve as surrogate mothers. Not anymore. The Indian government recently banned...

    With Islamic State as a common enemy, can Russia and the West cooperate on Syria?
    Nov18

    With Islamic State as a common enemy, can Russia and the West cooperate on Syria?

    GWEN IFILL: We return now to the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria. As we reported, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian military forces to cooperate with the French military, as both countries bombed targets in Syria today. But what are the prospects of cooperating with Russia to end the Syrian conflict? We get two...

    VTB Bank: Russia sanctions losing their bite
    Nov18

    VTB Bank: Russia sanctions losing their bite

    VTB Bank beat earnings forecasts in the third quarter, as sanctions on Russia are losing their bite, the bank’s chairman said. …read more Source:...

    LGBT Gains in Ukraine Are in Danger
    Nov18

    LGBT Gains in Ukraine Are in Danger

    Ukraine just passed some surprisingly progressive LGBT protections — but they might not last longer than a few weeks. …read more Source: Foreign...

    BREMMER: The Paris attacks put Russia and Iran ‘in a stronger position’
    Nov18

    BREMMER: The Paris attacks put Russia and Iran ‘in a stronger position’

    France has declared war on the Islamic State, and it is looking for partners. “We must combine our forces to achieve a result that is already too late in coming,” French President Francois Hollande said in a rousing speech at the Palace of Versailles on Monday, days after France suffered the deadliest attack on its soil since World...

    Putin agrees to restructure Ukraine’s $3 billion debt
    Nov17

    Putin agrees to restructure Ukraine’s $3 billion debt

    Ed AdamczykANTALYA , Turkey, Nov. 17 (UPI) — Russian President Vladimir Putin softened demands for immediate payment by Ukraine of a $3 billion bond, for the first time agreeing to break up payments. …read more Source: United Press...

    Despite Russia Admitting Plane Brought Down By Bomb, Putin Won’t Make Defeating ISIS Top Priority
    Nov17

    Despite Russia Admitting Plane Brought Down By Bomb, Putin Won’t Make Defeating ISIS Top Priority

    Russia’s intelligence services have finally admitted what most have already suspected: that a bomb brought down the Russian commercial airliner over the Sinai Peninsula last month killing 224 innocent holiday goers. It is unclear who the culprits are. Two employees from Sharm el-Sheikh airport have been arrested and Russia has announced a...

    Putin Wants Victory, Not Detente
    Nov17

    Putin Wants Victory, Not Detente

    Don’t read too much into Russia’s gestures on Ukraine and Syria. …read more Source:...