BEIRUT Dozens of air strikes hit rebel-held areas of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo overnight, a monitor and defense worker said, continuing a fierce air campaign by Syrian government and allied forces since a ceasefire broke down almost a week ago.
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CARTAGENA, Colombia Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist rebel leader Timochenko will use a pen made from a bullet on Monday to sign an agreement ending a half-century war that killed a quarter of a million people and made their nation a byword for violence.
WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury on Monday said it had sanctioned a Chinese industrial machinery and equipment wholesaler, a step in tightening the financial noose around North Korea's nuclear program.
MADRID The head of Spain's Socialists, Pedro Sanchez, said on Monday he would call for a leadership race on Oct. 23 to review the party's position on whether to allow a minority government of the ruling Conservatives or force a third national election.
PRAGUE The policy of quotas for distributing asylum seekers among European Union member states is "politically finished", Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Monday.