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Russia says U.S. Syria statement shows Washington supports terrorism

MOSCOW Russia is outraged by the threatening tone of the latest U.S. statement on Syria, viewing it as tantamount to supporting terrorism, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Thursday, according to Russian news agencies.

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Thousands of Israelis file past coffin of former president Peres

JERUSALEM Thousands of Israelis filed past the flag-draped coffin of Shimon Peres outside parliament on Thursday, honoring the former president and prime minister who won worldwide praise for his efforts in peace talks with the Palestinians. | Video

Israel 7:30am EDT

Philippine officials seek clarity after Duterte suggests end of U.S. exercises

HANOI/MANILA Philippine officials said on Thursday they were awaiting clarification from President Rodrigo Duterte about military exercises with U.S. forces after he promised to honor their defense treaty, but declared joint war games would cease.

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Colombia tipped for Nobel Peace Prize after deal to end war

OSLO A Colombian peace accord ending a half-century of war is widely tipped for the Nobel Peace Prize next week, returning the award to its roots after a run of wins for organizations including the European Union.

United Nations 7:16am EDT

Bulgaria detains French terrorism suspect

SOFIA Bulgaria has detained a French citizen suspected of links to terrorism on Paris's request after he tried to cross into Turkey, the Bulgarian prosecutors' office said on Thursday.

7:36am EDT

Signing peace deal, Afghan warlord calls for an 'end to current crisis'

KABUL Afghan president Ashraf Ghani formalized a controversial accord with one of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords on Thursday, a deal the government hopes will lead to more peace agreements.

Afghanistan 6:59am EDT

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