Putin Says Turkey Pushing Ties to Dead-End as Russia Acts on Jet
Russia began trade retaliation against Turkey for downing one of its warplanes over Syria as President Vladimir Putin prepared to hold talks with French leader Francois Hollande on combating Islamic State militants. Agricultural products from Turkey ...
The Presidential Turkey Pardon, the Most Awkward Tradition in American Politics
The tradition of presenting a turkey to the president began with Harry Truman in 1947, but the annual turkey pardon began with a joke Ronald Reagan made in response to a question about whether he'd pardon Oliver North, who had not yet been tried for ...
David Cameron Bolsters Call for Lawmakers to Authorize Syrian Airstrikes
New York Times
LONDON — The British prime minister, David Cameron, stepped up efforts on Thursday to persuade wavering lawmakers to authorize airstrikes against Islamic State forces in Syria, arguing that it was wrong to expect other nations “to carry the burdens ...
Israeli forces kill two Palestinian assailants; Netanyahu strategy debated
JERUSALEM Military commanders and the Netanyahu government sparred over the right strategy to end two months of stabbings, shootings and car-based attacks on Thursday as Israeli troops killed two Palestinians involved in violence in the occupied West ...