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Russia identifies suicide bombers, arrests suspected accomplices – PBS

PBSSTRINGER/AFP/Getty Images Russian authorities identified the two bombers Thursday who killed 34 in attacks in the city of Volgograd in December and arrested two suspected accomplices. STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images. The Russian National Anti-Terrorism …Russia Arrests Two in Volgograd BlastsVoice of AmericaRussia identifies two suicide bombers who killed 34 people in Volgograd and …Daily MailRussia: 2 suspects […]

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High stakes, low expectations for Syria peace talks – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — A new peace conference aimed at ending Syria’s civil war convenes Wednesday in Switzerland, where the international community hopes to apply a tourniquet to the Middle East’s worst open wound. Here’s a quick thumbnail guide to the conference:.Iran, Disinvited From Syria Talks, Says Opponents Will Regret ItNew York TimesAssad Focuses on Fighting […]

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Why ‘Jihad Jane’ could be free in four years (+video) – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorAn American-born woman who called herself “Jihad Jane” was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday for plotting with an Al Qaeda-linked terrorism cell to kill a Swedish artist. Skip to next paragraph. Elizabeth Barber. Staff Writer. Elizabeth Barber is a …‘Jihad Jane’ Sentenced to 10 Years in Plot to Kill ArtistWall […]

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Olympics chief Thomas Bach: Terrorism must never triumph – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOlympics chief Thomas Bach says terrorism “must never triumph” and believes Russia will deliver “safe and secure” Winter Olympics despite two recent deadly attacks in Volgograd. In his New Year’s message, the president of the International Olympic …No ‘excursions’ allowed for Olympic teamThe AustralianVladimir Putin visits bomb-hit VolgogradTimes of IndiaPutin Promises Increased Security for […]

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President Obama Shakes Raul Castro’s Hand, Twitter Trend Erupts

President Obama shook the hand of Raul Castro at the funeral for Nelson Mandela, and really, in the sprit of Mandela himself, and yet, many on Twitter, who are either ignorant of the meaning of the now-late South African President’s life, or just looking for something to blast Obama about just because, issued some rather […]

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President Obama Continues National Emergency On Terrorists

In the wake of the Washington Navy Yard shooting by Aaron Alexis, today, the White House issued a press release announcing that President Obama will continue the National Emergency on terrorists, or the more detailed respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Here’s […]