Declaring 'new beginning,' EU and Turkey seal migrant deal

BRUSSELS Turkey promised to help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash, visas and renewed talks on joining the EU in a deal struck on Sunday that the Turkish prime minister called a "new beginning" for the uneasy neighbors.

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U.S. presidential candidate Carson: Syrian refugee facilities 'quite nice'

WASHINGTON Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Sunday that he found facilities at a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan to be "really quite nice" and that people there would rather stay or return home to Syria than come to the United States.

Negotiators grab head start on monumental climate challenge

PARIS Senior negotiators from almost 200 nations on Sunday began thrashing out a new global deal to curb climate change as the president of China, the world's biggest polluter, landed in Paris.

Russian air strikes kill at least 30 in stepped up raids in northwest Syria

AMMAN/BEIRUT Air strikes believed to have been carried out by Russian jets killed at least 30 people in the town of Ariha in northwestern Syria on Sunday, rescue workers in the rebel-held area said, part of an escalation of Russian strikes near the Turkish border.

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Republican Christie, seen as alternative to Trump, wins coveted endorsement

WASHINGTON The publisher of an influential newspaper in the early voting state of New Hampshire said on Sunday the paper had endorsed Republican Chris Christie in the U.S. presidential contest because of his experience and potential to take on rival Donald Trump.

Turkey recovers body of pilot from downed Russian jet

ANKARA/MOSCOW Turkey recovered the body of a Russian pilot from northern Syria and presented it to Russian diplomats on Sunday, five days after shooting down his warplane in an incident that wrecked relations between two of the main powers involved in Syria's war.


Syria's Assad says his enemies increasing support for insurgents

BEIRUT/AMMAN Syrian President Bashar al Assad told a senior Iranian official on Sunday that his adversaries had increased weapon supplies and financial support to insurgents since the start of a major offensive aided by his allies to regain lost territory.