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More than 5 million children are in urgent need of aid in Iraq, the United Nations said on Thursday, describing the war on Islamic State as “one of the most brutal” in modern history
PARIS - Reuters
The French Foreign Ministry is trying to authenticate a video purporting to show a Frenchwoman taken hostage in Yemen appealing to President Francois Hollande to seek her release, an official said on June 1.
BRUSSELS - Agence France-Presse
The European Union hit out May 30 at a travel ban imposed by Russia on 89 European citizens -- many of whom are outspoken Kremlin critics -- calling it "totally arbitrary and unjustified".
PARIS - Agence France-Presse
Humanitarian organisations are preparing to launch a fundraising appeal for $500 million (454 million euros) for the crisis created by ISIL in Iraq, UNICEF, the United Nations children's agency said on June 1.
MOSCOW - Reuters
Russian military aircraft were scrambled to head off a US warship that was acting "aggressively" in the Black Sea, state news agency RIA reported on May 30, but the Pentagon denied any unusual behavior.
SYDNEY - Reuters
The leader of Australia's opposition Labor Party introduced a bill to legalise same-sex marriage on June 1, adding the backing of a major party to growing public support for the issue after last month's landmark 'yes' vote in Ireland.
WASHINGTON / ISTANBUL
The Department of Homeland Security has said it is considering expanding airline preclearance operations to 10 new foreign airports in nine countries, including Turkey, as Turkish Airlines announced three new flight destinations from Istanbul.
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
Elfriede Rinkel's past as a Nazi concentration camp guard didn't keep her from collecting nearly $120,000 in American Social Security benefits.
UNITED NATIONS - Associated Press
A growing number of extremist groups from Africa to southeast Asia are shifting their allegiance to ISIL, leading to greater risks for "cross-pollination" among conflicts beyond Syria and Iraq, the head of Interpol says
The United States is in talks with Qatar on the status of five Taliban figures who may be free to return to Afghanistan a year after their release in a US prisoner swap, the head of the CIA said May 31.
Russia's provocative rhetoric and its dramatic expansion of flights by nuclear bombers are deeply troubling and dangerous, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said May 27