The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
Updated at 12:10 PM

LONDON (AP) " British Tornado jets struck oil fields in eastern Syria on Thursday that help finance the Islamic State group and Germany prepared to send reconnaissance aircraft to the Middle East as coalition forces stepped up efforts to fight the militants.

Updated at 12:08 PM

STERLING, Va. (AP) " Donald Trump says that if he's elected president, he'll know within six months whether he can achieve an elusive peace accord between Israelis and Palestinians, one of the world's most vexing challenges. But the Republican...

Updated at 11:59 AM

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) " The European Central Bank cut one of its key interest rates and promised to unveil more stimulus measures on Thursday in an attempt to boost lending and help the growth in the 19-country eurozone economy.

Updated at 11:48 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) " Belgian authorities said Thursday they have put two more suspects in the Paris attacks in custody facing terrorism charges.

Updated at 11:48 AM

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) " A heavily armed man and woman dressed for battle opened fire on a holiday banquet for his co-workers, killing 14 people and seriously wounding more than a dozen others in a precision assault, authorities said. Hours...

Updated at 11:48 AM

ZURICH (AP) " FIFA vice presidents Juan Angel Napout and Alfredo Hawit were arrested Thursday as part of the U.S. Department of Justice's widening bribery case that has rocked soccer's scandal-hit governing body.

Updated at 11:36 AM

MADRID (AP) " The last government-run opinion poll prior to Spain's Dec. 20 election says the ruling conservatives will win most seats but will need substantial outside support to stay in office.

Updated at 11:35 AM

BERLIN (AP) " The European Space Agency launched a rocket Thursday carrying two cubes of gold and platinum almost a million miles from Earth so scientists can see how they'll behave in a freefall " at a cost of more than $450 million.

Updated at 11:31 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) " Israel on Thursday announced the arrests of several Jewish extremists with possible connections to an arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his two parents in July " moving closer to solving a case that has enraged...

Updated at 11:29 AM

LONDON (AP) " The latest developments regarding the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq: All times local:

Updated at 11:22 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) " The European Union is investigating allegations that fast food giant McDonald's received a sweet tax deal from Luxembourg, at a time when the bloc is trying to crack down on preferential treatment for multinationals.

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