Watch an Iran-backed militia's missile strike that prompted US destroyers to head to Yemen
Oct 4, 2016
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Putin's Ultimatum to the Next U.S. President
The Russian president plans to act as an equal, whether or not the U.S. wants to treat him as one.
Russia and Syria have 'rejected diplomacy', says Kerry
"has turned a blind eye to Assad's deplorable use of weapons" against
his people, with Moscow and Damascus "rejecting diplomacy" says
Secretary of State John Kerry after the White House abandoned talks with
Russia on reviving a ceasefire deal.
Iraq PM to Mosul residents: 'victory is near'
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said "victory is near" as he pledged to
recapture Mosul from jihadists, in a radio address to residents of the
city on Tuesday. It was the first such address by Abadi, though it was
unclear how many residents of Mosul, which was seized by the Islamic
State (IS) group in 2014, heard his remarks, as the jihadists have
sought to limit communication with the outside world. "Today we are
close to you, and you are close to us, and victory is near, with God's
help," Abadi said, according to a copy of his remarks distributed by his
Turkey Exits E.U.’s Creative Europe Program, Reportedly Over Armenian Genocide Dispute
— Turkey is exiting the European Union’s Creative Europe program which
supports the arts, including film and TV — a surprise move that comes as
relations between the Turkish government and the E.U. become
increasingly strained. In 2015, Turkey joined the ranks of non-E.U.
member countries allowed to tap into Creative Europe’s 1.46-billion-euro
fund ($1.56 billion) to support culture and the arts between 2014
and 2020. Creative Europe incorporates the E.U.’s Media Program, which
subsidizes production, promotion, and distribution of film, TV, and
video content. “The European Commission regrets Turkey’s decision and
the fact that Turkish cultural and audiovisual operators will miss