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  • Syria presses offensive in Homs' Old City after talks break down

    Syria presses offensive in Homs' Old City after talks break down
    HOMS, Syria — The crackle of gunfire and the sound of shelling resounded in this central Syrian city Thursday as army troops pressed an offensive in the Old City after a breakdown in talks between the government and rebels.
  • U.N. condemns attack on civilians at South Sudan peacekeepers base

    U.N. condemns attack on civilians at South Sudan peacekeepers base
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — At least 12 people were killed when an armed mob overran a United Nations peacekeeping camp in Bor, South Sudan, in an attack targeting ethnic Nuer. South Sudan was torn by ethnic violence when the country's ruling...

    Putin: Russia may invade Ukraine to protect locals

    Putin: Russia may invade Ukraine to protect locals
    MOSCOW --  Russia may invade southeast Ukraine to protect the local population, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. Speaking live at his annual call-in show in a Moscow television studio, Putin implied he reserves the right to move Russian troops...

    IAEA chief: Iran complying with nuclear scale-down commitments

    IAEA chief: Iran complying with nuclear scale-down commitments
    Iran is fulfilling its commitments under a November agreement with six foreign powers to convert or dilute its stockpile of medium-enriched uranium, International Atomic Energy Agency officials reported Wednesday. "I can tell you, these measures are...

    U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped 3.4% in 2012

    U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped 3.4% in 2012
    Greenhouse gas emissions in the United States dropped by 3.4% in 2012, federal environmental regulators reported Tuesday. The decline over the previous year was driven mostly by power plant operators switching from coal to natural gas, improvements in...