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Section: San Francisco Chronicle (USA)

      Merkel: 10 years in office and no signs of stopping
      Nov21

      Merkel: 10 years in office and no signs of stopping

      Over Merkel’s decade in charge, she has presided over Germany’s strong re-emergence on the world scene — showing leadership in the European financial crisis, pioneering the use of renewable energies and embracing a role as a key negotiator in the Ukraine conflict and a moral authority in Europe’s migrant crisis. At home, the...

      Narrowing rift, US and Russia entertain cooperation in Syria
      Nov18

      Narrowing rift, US and Russia entertain cooperation in Syria

      MOSCOW (AP) — In a striking shift, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are embarking on a tentative path toward closer ties and possible military cooperation, as the bitter rift over Ukraine gives way to common cause against the Islamic State group. After weeks of accusing Moscow of trying to prop up Syrian President...

      Syria’s civil war now Europe’s war after Paris attacks
      Nov16

      Syria’s civil war now Europe’s war after Paris attacks

      LONDON (AP) — What started as a distant civil war in Syria, with rebel factions challenging the authoritarian government of President Bashar Assad, has become Europe’s war, with no easy end in sight. The coordinated attacks in Paris brought suicide bombing to France for the first time and left 129 dead, driving home the dangers of having an...

      Needing ‘clean cash,’ mobsters hungry for Rome’s eateries
      Nov16

      Needing ‘clean cash,’ mobsters hungry for Rome’s eateries

      Romeo is among several people under investigation for suspected false property registration in one of a growing number of investigations in which mobsters are suspected of systematically buying up Roman tourist restaurants to launder cocaine profits, allegedly installing people like Romeo as figurehead owners. Along Rome’s narrow Via dei...

      IAAF poised to suspend Russian federation in doping scandal
      Nov13

      IAAF poised to suspend Russian federation in doping scandal

      LONDON (AP) — IAAF leaders are set to suspend the Russian federation on Friday, keeping the country’s track and field athletes out of international competition for an indefinite period that could include next year’s Olympics in Brazil. IAAF President Sebastian Coe convenes an emergency meeting of his 27-member council via...

      Kremlin-controlled TV airs ‘secret’ plans for nuclear weapon
      Nov12

      Kremlin-controlled TV airs ‘secret’ plans for nuclear weapon

      Putin has held four meetings on defense issues in as many days this week, reflecting the close attention he is paying to military modernization at a time of heightened tensions with the United States and Europe over the crisis in Ukraine. At Monday’s meeting, he said Russia’s military modernization program had been successfully...

      Tourists vacate Egypt after Russian plane crash
      Nov11

      Tourists vacate Egypt after Russian plane crash

      SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Tourism bookings in Egypt’s main Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh have plunged in the wake of a Russian plane crash, officials said Wednesday, amid fears the airliner may have been downed by a bomb. Battered by years of political turmoil, Egypt’s vital tourism sector has been almost completely dependent...

      Putin: Russia doesn’t want to enter arms race
      Nov11

      Putin: Russia doesn’t want to enter arms race

      Speaking during Wednesday’s meeting with arms industries officials, Putin said that the ongoing military upgrade is a compensation for the years of insufficient funding that followed the Soviet collapse. The gathering was the third meeting on military issues in as many days, reflecting the close attention the Russian leader was paying to...

      Kremlin: Russian ban on flights to Egypt will last months
      Nov10

      Kremlin: Russian ban on flights to Egypt will last months

      U.S. and British officials have cited intelligence reports indicating that the plane, en route from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, was brought down by a bomb on board. Tourism represents 11 percent of Egypt’s economy and almost 20 percent of crucial foreign currency revenues, and it had been making a gradual recovery after years of...

      NATO chief sounds alarm over Russian buildup
      Nov05

      NATO chief sounds alarm over Russian buildup

      On Wednesday, leaders and representatives of nine Eastern European NATO member nations meeting in the Romanian capital of Bucharest called for an increased alliance presence in Europe in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, and threats from the Islamic State group. […] NATO has been cool to such requests, citing an...