Syrian Kurds Set Sights on ISIS Stronghold Raqqa
A quick and successful offensive by Kurdish fighters and allied rebels in a northern Syrian town has boosted a U.S.-backed effort to choke off Islamic State’s supply routes.
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:26:30 EDT

  Al Qaeda's Leader in Yemen Killed in U.S. Airstrike
Al Qaeda said Nasser al-Wuhayshi, its second-in-command and leader in Yemen, was killed in a U.S. airstrike.
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:04:28 EDT
  Greek Leader Blasts Creditors as Clock Ticks
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras lambasted creditors for their handling of his country’s debt crisis, but suggested that a coming summit of European leaders could be the decisive moment in the drawn-out negotiations.
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:03:25 EDT
  EU Remains At Odds Over Migrants
Interior ministers from France and Italy tried Tuesday to end a dispute over the movement of migrants from Africa and the Middle East as EU ministers continued to grapple with the overall problem facing the 28-nation bloc.
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:53:53 EDT
  Afghan Taliban Warns Islamic State
The militant group Taliban warned its upstart rival Islamic State not to interfere in Afghanistan, where the Taliban’s efforts to launch peace talks with Kabul are gaining traction.
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:08:57 EDT
  France's National Front to Spearhead New Far-Right Bloc in Europe
France’s National Front will spearhead a new far-right political bloc in the European Parliament, a move that will boost the influence of anti-immigrant and anti-EU voices in the legislature.
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 12:02:12 EDT
  China to Build Military Facilities on South China Sea Islets
China said construction work on the disputed islets is shifting from land reclamation to building military and other facilities.
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:42:23 EDT
  Egyptian Court Upholds Morsi Death Sentence
An Egyptian court upheld a death sentence against former President Mohammed Morsi.
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:29:14 EDT
  Pope Francis Calls Global Warming a Threat And Urges Action
Pope Francis calls global warming a major threat to life on the planet, says it is due mainly to human activity and describes the need to reduce the use of fossil fuels as an urgent matter
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:55:44 EDT
  For Anticorruption Exit Strategy, Xi Could Look to Hong Kong
Jailing corrupt officials is boosting Xi Jinping’s popularity but his campaign threatens the economy. For a way out, he could take a leaf from a Hong Kong governor in the 1970s.
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:29:11 EDT

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