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  • NATO denounces Russia for violating Turkish airspace story has photos
    Updated: Oct-05-15 5:48 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - In a signal of new tensions raised by Moscow's airstrikes in Syria, NATO denounced Russia on Monday for "irresponsible behavior" after its warplanes violated Turkish airspace, and Turkey warned that any future aerial intruder would be treated like an enemy.

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 11:00 pm

    Gunman opens fire at Oregon community college before dying in shootout; at least 9 dead

  • Russia criticizes US for seeking ouster of Syria's Assad story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 8:01 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Russia's foreign minister criticized the United States and other countries trying to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday, warning that U.S.-led campaigns that got rid of Iraq's Saddam Hussein and Libya's Moammar Gadhafi brought those countries turmoil, not peace.

  • Russia confounds US with Syria military moves story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-01-15 4:04 pm

    NEW YORK - Now, 1,506 days since the Obama administration first declared that Syrian President Bashar Assad's "days are numbered," he's still there, and a convergence of Western trepidation and Russian resolve could strengthen his position further. But it also could set the stage for a long-sought political transition leading to the end of the Assad family's 45-year rule.

  • The Latest: Russia says not invited to strike in Iraq story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-01-15 12:01 pm

    MOSCOW - The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local:

  • Europe, US split over form of Syria talks story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-01-15 11:17 am

    UNITED NATIONS - Nine nations or five? In speeches at this year's U.N. gathering of world leaders, major powers are increasing calls for multilateral negotiations to end the war in Syria. But Europe and the United States are split on who should be at the table.

  • Russia begins airstrikes in Syria, but West disputes targets story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-01-15 1:16 am

    MOSCOW - Russia launched airstrikes Wednesday in Syria, sharply escalating Moscow's role in the conflict but also raising questions about whether its intent is fighting Islamic State militants or protecting longtime ally, President Bashar Assad.

  • The Latest: Russia could strike beyond Syria, exec suggests story has photos
    Updated: Sep-30-15 12:37 pm

    MOSCOW - The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local:

  • News Guide: A look at the UN General Assembly 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 8:35 am

    UNITED NATIONS - The annual U.N. General Assembly ministerial meeting is always a major event, but this year's is extraordinary. It could bring a record number of world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, who hasn't attended in years. Most of the attention will be on Putin and President Barack Obama who will have their own separate meeting in New York at a time of tensions over Russia's military involvement in Syria.

  • US acts to open dialogue with Iran about Syria, Yemen crises story has photos
    Updated: Sep-26-15 12:37 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.S. took steps Saturday to open a dialogue with Iran and others about the crises in Syria and Yemen.

  • US: military talks with Moscow tied to Syria political path 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 4:34 pm

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter is still unsure of Russia's military intentions in Syria but intends no further conversations unless Moscow agrees to participate in talks aimed at a political solution to the civil war, Carter's spokesman said Tuesday.

  • Russia and Japan to continue discussions on peace treaty 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 2:58 pm

    MOSCOW - Russia says it's ready for more talks with Japan on a long-delayed peace treaty, but it firmly stands its ground on the two nations' territorial dispute.

  • Russian, US military talks: Concerned over Syria 
    Updated: Sep-18-15 4:03 pm

    WASHINGTON - American and Russian military chiefs began talks Friday over Moscow's buildup in Syria, signaling the U.S. is resigned to Russia's emerging plans but anxious to avoid dangerous misunderstandings on the battlefield.

  • Kerry: US looks at Russian offer of military talks on Syria 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 12:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry says the Obama administration is weighing an offer from Russia to have military-to-military talks and meetings on the situation in Syria.

  • Russia opposes sanctions on rival South Sudan generals 
    Updated: Sep-15-15 7:53 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Russia said Tuesday it opposes new sanctions sought by the United States against a South Sudan army chief and a former army general who is now a rebel commander for continuing to fuel conflict in the world's newest nation.

  • Pentagon: Russians apparently setting up air base in Syria 
    Updated: Sep-14-15 2:57 pm

    WASHINGTON - Russia is in the midst of a steady military buildup at a Syrian airport, indicating Moscow intends to create an air operations base there, although no fighter jets or helicopters have arrived yet, the Pentagon said Monday.