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      Obama Falls to No. 3 on Forbes ‘Most Powerful’ List — Here Are the World Leaders Who Have Him Beat
      Nov04

      Obama Falls to No. 3 on Forbes ‘Most Powerful’ List — Here Are the World Leaders Who Have Him Beat

      Though the president of the United States is commonly referred to as the leader of the free world, President Barack Obama dropped to No. 3 this year on the Forbes list of “The World’s Most Powerful People.” He slipped from second place in last year’s ranking and is now behind both Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor...

      Investigators Conclude: MH17 Was Downed by Russian-Made Surface-to-Air Missile Over Ukraine
      Oct13

      Investigators Conclude: MH17 Was Downed by Russian-Made Surface-to-Air Missile Over Ukraine

      THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was destroyed by a Buk surface-to-air missile over eastern Ukraine, the Dutch Safety Board said Tuesday as it presented the results of an official probe into the crash. Ukrainian men hold flowers as they offer them at the Netherlands Embassy for the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash...

      Obama Gets ‘Feisty’ as Reporter Grills Him on Putin: ‘He’s Challenging Your Leadership, Mr. President’
      Oct09

      Obama Gets ‘Feisty’ as Reporter Grills Him on Putin: ‘He’s Challenging Your Leadership, Mr. President’

      President Barack Obama got “feisty” during an interview about Russian President Vladimir Putin, as one CBS News anchor put it. In the interview, set to air Sunday on “60 Minutes,” Obama immediately pushing back from reporter Steve Kroft’s line of questioning about America’s leadership around the world, particularly in the Middle East....

      AP Investigation: Nuclear Smugglers Shopped Radioactive Material to Islamic State, Other Terrorists
      Oct07

      AP Investigation: Nuclear Smugglers Shopped Radioactive Material to Islamic State, Other Terrorists

      CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Over the pulsating beat at an exclusive nightclub, the arms smuggler made his pitch to a client: 2.5 million euros for enough radioactive cesium to contaminate several city blocks. It was earlier this year, and the two men were plotting their deal at an unlikely spot: the terrace of Cocos Prive, a dance club and sushi bar...

      ‘He Was Controlled by Terrible Thoughts’: Jordanian Official Says His Son Joined Islamic State, Carried Out Suicide Attack
      Oct05

      ‘He Was Controlled by Terrible Thoughts’: Jordanian Official Says His Son Joined Islamic State, Carried Out Suicide Attack

      AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian parliament member said he learned from Islamic State-linked media that his son carried out a suicide attack in Iraq, three months after dropping out of medical school and joining the extremist group. This image posted on a militant website on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, which has been verified and is consistent with...

      Russia Launches First Airstrikes in Syria
      Sep30

      Russia Launches First Airstrikes in Syria

      MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the Russian air force will be supporting the Syrian army in its offensive operations in Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 21, 2014. Putin has lambasted those who use the downing of a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine for “mercenary...

      Russia Reportedly Orders U.S. Planes Out of Syria as Its Parliament Approves Sending Troops
      Sep30

      Russia Reportedly Orders U.S. Planes Out of Syria as Its Parliament Approves Sending Troops

      A military source told Fox News Wednesday that Russian officials issued a demarche, ordering U.S. planes out of Syria. But the unnamed source identified as senior defense official told Fox News that “there is nothing to indicate that we are changing operations over Syria.” In this Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 photo, plane directors, wearing yellow...

      ‘You Journalists, You Really Surprise Me’: The Question From Reporter That Left Putin Lashing Out At Media
      Sep29

      ‘You Journalists, You Really Surprise Me’: The Question From Reporter That Left Putin Lashing Out At Media

      Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the media near the end of a Monday evening press conference, after a reporter asked him a question he didn’t seem to care for. “My question is not about politics. The U.N. has circulated an official photo of the lunch where you and President [Barack] Obama have glasses of wine in your hands and...

      Obama Takes Shots at Putin, Assad and Iran at United Nations Speech
      Sep28

      Obama Takes Shots at Putin, Assad and Iran at United Nations Speech

      Hours before he is set to meet privately with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Barack Obama criticized the Russian government as he called for diplomacy and international cooperation at the 70th meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. “We cannot stand by when the sovereignty and territorial integrity of a nation is flagrantly...

      Obama and Putin to Meet Face-to-Face to Confront Rising Tensions Over Russia’s Military Engagement in Syria, Ukraine
      Sep28

      Obama and Putin to Meet Face-to-Face to Confront Rising Tensions Over Russia’s Military Engagement in Syria, Ukraine

      NEW YORK (AP) — Face-to-face for the first time in nearly a year, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday will confront rising tensions over Moscow’s military engagement in Syria, as well as the stubborn crisis in Ukraine. Underscoring their deep differences, the U.S. and Russia couldn’t even agree on the...