Obama to meet with leaders of China, India at climate summit
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Obama to meet with leaders of China, India at climate summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hoping to generate early momentum for international climate talks in Paris next week by holding one-on-one meetings there with the leaders of China and India. While in Paris, the president also will meet with the leaders of island nations at risk from the effects of global warming, the … Continue reading

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Markets roiled by downing of Russian jet by Turkey

LONDON (AP) — European stock markets slid Tuesday as jitters about instability in the Middle East intensified following the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey over Syria. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 was down 1.8 percent at 4,801 while the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares fell 1 percent to 6,240. … Continue reading

China strongly condemns Islamic State killing of hostage
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China strongly condemns Islamic State killing of hostage

BEIJING (AP) — China’s president on Thursday strongly condemned the killing of a Chinese hostage by Islamic State extremists, saying such groups are enemies of mankind. Though President Xi Jinping expressed resolve to crack down on terrorism, there was no indication that China would change its consistent opposition to outside involvement in the conflict in … Continue reading

Surprised by award, Woo says he’s just hard-working director
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Surprised by award, Woo says he’s just hard-working director

TOKYO (AP) — John Woo was surprised to receive an award honoring trailblazers who have made outstanding contributions to the art of filmmaking. “I have made a lot of films, but it hardly qualifies as making a special contribution. I’m just a hard-working filmmaker,” the Hong Kong director said in Tokyo before the award presentation. … Continue reading

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Russian intelligence chief: IS may invade Central Asia

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian intelligence on Wednesday warned of an increased risk of Taliban or Islamic State fighters invading Central Asia. FSB director Alexander Bortnikov said in comments carried by Russian news agencies that a concentration of Taliban fighters, some of whom had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, at Afghanistan’s northern border make … Continue reading