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Obama urges Russia to join renewed effort to eliminate Islamic State

President Barack Obama vowed to step up efforts to eliminate ISIS and prevent more attacks like those in Paris, while urging Russia's Vladimir Putin to focus on combating the jihadist group in Syria.


French police raid homes, vow it’s ‘just the beginning’

Police raided homes of suspected Islamist militants across France overnight following the Paris attacks, and a source close to the investigation said a Belgian national in Syria was suspected of orchestrating Friday's mayhem.


France in shock after Islamist attacks kill 129

French prosecutors said three coordinated teams of gunmen and suicide bombers carried out a wave of attacks across Paris that killed 129 people in what President Francois Hollande called an "act of war" by Islamic State.

ith the Brandenburg Gate, illuminated in the French national colors, in the background, people lay down flowers and light candles for the victims killed in the Friday's attacks in Paris, France, in front of the French Embassy in Berlin, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. French President Francois Hollande said more than 120 people died Friday night in shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France's national stadium and a hostage-taking slaughter inside a concert hall. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

PHOTOS: Paris after the attacks

See a collection of moving images from the aftermath of the attacks in Paris.


New York, other U.S. cities beef up security after Paris attacks

New York, Boston and other cities in the U.S. bolstered security Friday night after gun and bomb attacks on civilians in Paris.


U.S. targets ‘Jihadi John’ in Syria air strike

The U.S. military is "reasonably certain" a drone strike had killed Jihadi John, Islamic State's "lead executioner" and a symbol of the militant group's brutality.


Climate change ruling looms over immigration case

The conservative legal challenge to President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, in line for U.S. Supreme Court review, would force the justices to wrestle with their own conflicting votes on when states have a legal right to sue the federal government.


Justice Department to take immigration lawsuit to Supreme Court

The fight over President Obama's executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation was opposed by Republicans and challenged by 26 states.


FBI offer of assistance in Egypt crash probe goes unanswered: U.S. source

Neither Russia nor Egypt has accepted an offer from the FBI to assist them.


Obama, Netanyahu look to mend fractured relationship

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will try to mend their fractured relationship when they meet at the White House today.


VW engineers allegedly admitted rigging CO2 emissions

A German newspaper says VW engineers tampered with tire pressure and mixed diesel with their motor oil to make them use less fuel, a deception that began in 2013 and carried on until the spring of this year.


U.S. will not pause Keystone review; Obama expected to reject

The U.S. denied a request to pause the review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, a decision expected to lead to the project's rejection by the Obama administration.


Pacific trading partners release trade pact details

The long-awaited text of a landmark U.S.-backed Pacific trade deal was released on Thursday, revealing the details of a pact aimed at freeing up commerce in 40 percent of the world's economy but criticized for its opacity.


Islamic State likely brought down Russian plane

Counter-terrorism experts say there's a significant possibility that ISIS is behind a suspected bomb attack on a Russian airliner that killed 224 people.


Obama says Syria deployment doesn’t break no ‘boots on ground’ pledge

President Barack Obama said the planned deployment of dozens of U.S. special forces to Syria to advise opposition forces fighting Islamic State did not break his promise not to put "boots on the ground" in the Syrian conflict.


A look at the potential causes of Russian plane crash

Investigators are still trying to determine what led to the breakup of a Metrojet plane Saturday.

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