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The Latest: UN Blames All Sides for Aleppo Aid Failure
U.N. humanitarian chief says he is "deeply frustrated and saddened" that the evacuation of critically injured and sick people from rebel-held eastern Aleppo wasn't possible and is blaming obstructions by all parties
US: Philippines' Duterte Sparking Distress Around the World
A top American diplomat says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial remarks and a "real climate of uncertainty" about his government's intentions have sparked distress in the U.S. and other countries
US Top Diplomat Refers to NKorea as 'Illegitimate Regime'
Secretary of State John Kerry has described North Korea's government as "an illegal and illegitimate regime."
The Latest: Russia Says Aleppo Escape Corridors Under Fire
The Russian military says corridors set up for civilians to escape Aleppo and for rebels to make safe passage came under consistent fire
Aleppo's Brief Cease-Fire Extended Amid Fears of New Russian Offensive
Russian President Vladimir Putin today extended a brief "humanitarian pause" in fighting around the besieged city of Aleppo, Syria, by adding another 24 hours to the initial 11-hour break in fighting, Russia's military said. The U.N. said Russia has promised to further lengthen the cease-fire by
Leaks Put Assange at Odds With Ecuador's Warming up to US
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is finding himself in open conflict with his Ecuadorean protectors as the group's latest dump targeting Hillary Clinton's campaign runs afoul of the South American nation's goal of warming up to Washington
The Latest: Putin Says Longer Halt in Airstrikes Is Possible
Russian President Vladimir Putin has held out the hope of an indefinite halt to his country's airstrikes on Aleppo after meeting with the French and German leaders, who condemned Moscow's actions in the Syrian city
US Warns 'Overwhelming' Response to Any N. Korea Use of Nukes
The United States is warning that any attack on American allies or use of nuclear weapons by North Korea would be met with an "overwhelming" U.S. response.
Lawmakers: Russia's Violation of Nuke Treaty Has 'Worsened'
Two top Republican congressmen are claiming that Russia's violations of a key nuclear arms treaty have gotten more serious and are urging the Obama administration to impose penalties against Moscow
A Look at US Role Against IS as Mosul Offensive Takes Off
The U.S. has just as much to gain from the operation to recapture Mosul as the Iraqis themselves