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Russia and climate change follow Tillerson to Arctic

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TRAVELING SECRETARY. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Fairbanks, Alaska May 10, 2017. Photo courtesy US State Department

America’s top diplomat is in Fairbanks, Alaska, to chair a meeting of the 8-nation Arctic Council, a policy forum for countries with territory in the great white north

FAIRBANKS, USA (May 11, 2017)— US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson travelled about as far from Washington as he could without leaving the United States, but could not escape questions about Russia and climate change. Continue reading Russia and climate change follow Tillerson to Arctic

Air strikes on Syria displaced camp kill 28

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Syrian men ride a motorbike past damaged buildings in the rebel-held Bustan al-Qasr district in eastern Aleppo, on May 4, 2016. Karam al-Masri/AFP

As relieved civilians went out onto the streets after two weeks of heavy fighting in the divided city, others were attacked further west

ALEPPO, Syria (May 6, 2016) — Air strikes killed at least 28 civilians Thursday, May 5, in a camp for the displaced in northern Syria near the Turkish border as a 48-hour ceasefire took hold in Aleppo. Continue reading Air strikes on Syria displaced camp kill 28

ISIS blasts kill more than 140 as US, Russia press Syria truce

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TRIAGE. A handout picture made available by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows wounded Syrians receiving medical care at a hospital in Damascus, Syria, February 21, 2016. SANA/Handout/EPA
US Secretary of State John Kerry says a provisional deal has been reached on the terms of a truce in Syria’s brutal 5-year conflict, only for the bloodshed to intensify on the ground

SAYYIDA ZEINAB, Syria (Feb. 22, 2016) — A string of suicide bombings near a Shiite shrine outside Syria’s capital and in Homs claimed by jihadists killed at least 142 people Sunday, February 21, as Washington and Moscow worked to secure a ceasefire.

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