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  • Hollande, activists gear up for critical climate talks story has photos
    Updated: Nov-28-15 3:32 pm

    PARIS - French President Francois Hollande met with environmental groups Saturday, pushing for an ambitious global deal to reduce man-made emissions blamed for global warming - with emphasis on helping developing countries adapt to a changing world.

  • France honors attack victims in city subdued by mourning story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 2:26 pm

    PARIS - A subdued France paid homage Friday to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning, honoring each of the 130 dead by name as the president pledged to "destroy the army of fanatics" who claimed so many young lives.

  • Strikes on IS city, focus of international campaign, kill 8 story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 11:30 am

    BEIRUT - A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an international military campaign, killed at least eight people, including five children, Syrian opposition groups said Friday.

  • The Latest: Russia supports closing of Turkish=Syria border story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 10:20 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - The latest developments regarding the war in Syria. All times local.

  • After Paris attacks, increased resolve for UN climate talks story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 3:37 am

    PARIS - Still gripped by shock and grief, Paris will play host to a long-awaited U.N. climate conference under tragic circumstances that none could have foreseen.

  • Russia, France agree to tighten cooperation against IS story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-27-15 12:58 am

    MOSCOW - The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remained at odds over their approach toward Syrian President Bashar Assad.

  • Cameron: UK must attack IS in Syria to deny group safe haven story has photos
    Updated: Nov-26-15 1:59 pm

    LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron urged skeptical lawmakers to back airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Syria, saying Thursday that the Paris attacks have given the fight new urgency and Britain owes it to key allies to act.

  • Paris attacks boost popularity of French Tricolor flag 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 1:52 pm

    PARIS - A young Parisian who once might have stopped and stared in distaste now walks nonchalantly past a large Tricolor flag flapping in the November rain on a home in Paris' 8th district.

  • Brian Williams settles into new job at MSNBC 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 11:19 am

    NEW YORK - Coming out of a commercial break shortly before 11:20 a.m., Brian Williams had slipped into the anchor chair on MSNBC Tuesday as President Barack Obama met with French President Francois Hollande.

  • Xi to give speech at opening of Paris climate conference 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 1:38 am

    BEIJING - President Xi Jinping will speak at a key climate change conference in Paris later this month, before making state visits to South Africa and Zimbabwe, officials announced Wednesday.

  • Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-24-15 8:53 pm

    WASHINGTON - In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes against the Islamic State and bolster intelligence sharing following the deadly attacks in Paris. They called on Russia to join the international efforts, but only if Moscow ends its support for Syria's embattled president.

  • Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspace story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-24-15 5:41 pm

    MOSCOW - Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at least one of the two pilots in a long-feared escalation in tensions between Russia and NATO. Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced what he called a "stab in the back" and warned of "significant consequences."

  • The Latest: France says it has struck IS center in Iraq story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 4:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - The latest on President Barack Obama's meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the White House on the fight against the Islamic State group:

  • Paris attackers exploited intelligence gaps that remain open 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 1:09 pm

    PARIS - The Paris attackers exploited intelligence holes from France to Syria, authorities say, taking advantage of mistrust between European governments, France's overwhelmed security services and the collapse of authority across the war zone contested by the Islamic State group.

  • White House asks allies to step up in IS campaign story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 7:22 pm

    WASHINGTON - The White House urged allies on Monday to do more in the campaign against the Islamic State, while President Barack Obama faced pressure in return to show the U.S.-led coalition will intensify efforts in response to the Paris attacks, even without a major shift in strategy.

  • Cameron pledges to outline strategy against IS this week story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 1:43 pm

    LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron will begin to lay out his case this week for the Royal Air Force to start hitting Islamic State targets in Syria, something he has been eager to do but feared being blocked by Parliament.

  • Kerry: US trying to speed up efforts to defeat Islamic State story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 11:07 am

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - The United States is seeking new military, counterterrorism and diplomatic ideas to destroy the Islamic State group faster, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday, acknowledging the difficulty in eliminating extremists who've exploited four years of chaos in the Middle East to become a global threat. He said greater military cooperation with Russia was possible under the right circumstances.

  • Obama warns against overreaction to Islamic State attacks story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-22-15 12:35 pm

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Trying to reassure a nation on edge, President Barack Obama said Sunday the Islamic State group "cannot strike a mortal blow" against the U.S., and he warned that overreacting to the Paris attacks would play into extremists' hands. "We will destroy this terrorist organization," he vowed.

  • Obama calls on Russia to focus on Islamic State group story has photos
    Updated: Nov-22-15 3:11 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - President Barack Obama says Russia needs to make a strategic decision to go after the Islamic State group, not the moderate opposition forces trying to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad.

  • Ex-US envoy says France could step up special ops against IS 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 5:39 pm

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - If France wants to step up its military campaign against the Islamic State group following the Paris attacks, it should have coalition special forces soldiers attack the group's leadership, a former U.S. special envoy said Saturday.

  • Editorials from around New England 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 10:38 am

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

  • Pentagon pressing allies for more help against Islamic State story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 5:02 am

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is pressing European and Arab allies to provide more troops and support for the war against the Islamic State group, hoping that the horror of the Paris attacks - and the fear more are coming - will compel them to get more deeply involved.

  • Stories of those who died in the Paris attacks story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-20-15 9:17 pm

    They were artists and students, music lovers, parents and newlyweds. The victims of last week's attacks in Paris had varied backgrounds and interests. Among the 130 killed in the attacks, here are some of their stories:

  • After attacks, many Parisians embrace food, wine and friends story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-19-15 4:50 pm

    PARIS - In France, a glass of wine is many things: one of life's small pleasures, a civilized complement to food, a source of national pride. Now, it's also a symbol of defiance.

  • A look at key developments in the Paris attacks 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 2:13 pm

    PARIS - Police raided an apartment in suburban Paris as they searched for the suspected mastermind of last week's attacks that killed 129 people. Here are some of the key developments Wednesday: