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Kerry, Hagel urge coalition against Islamic State

U.S. President Barack Obama, center, British Prime Minister David Cameron, right, and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel listen as NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks during a leaders meeting on the future of NATO at Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. NATO leaders will back plans Friday for positioning more troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, establishing a rapid response force aimed at easing anxiety among member states near Russia's border and deterring the Kremlin against replicating its provocations in Ukraine elsewhere in the region. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

America’s top diplomatic and defense leaders on Friday pressed a core coalition of 10 nations to summon the will to go after the Islamic State group in Iraq by using military force and squeezing the militants’ financial resources, and they insisted the western nations build a plan by the time the UN General Assembly meets in about two weeks.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Kerry calls for ‘coalition of nations’ in fighting IS

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US Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday for a global coalition of nations to combat Islamic State jihadists’ “genocidal agenda” in Syria and Northern Iraq.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US says American held in Syria has been freed

In this image made from undated video obtained by The Associated Press, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a man believed to be Peter Theo Curtis, a U.S. citizen held hostage by an al-Qaida linked group in Syria, delivers a statement. The U.S. government said on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 that Curtis, who had been held hostage for about two years, had been released. (AP Photo)

An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for about two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

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In its latest personal attack on a prominent official, North Korea has called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wild dog with a “hideous lantern jaw.”

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US urges speedy formation of new Iraq government

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Iraq’s new leaders on Tuesday to work quickly to form an inclusive government and said the U.S. is prepared to offer significant additional aid in the fight against Islamic State militants.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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