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Kerry aims to extend truce to Syria's Aleppo as ceasefire unravels 1:31pm EDT

AMMAN/GENEVA (Reuters) - Washington and Moscow said on Monday they were working hard to extend a truce in Syria to Aleppo, the divided northern city where a sharp escalation of violence in recent weeks has left a ceasefire in tatters and torpedoed peace talks.  Full Article

 
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NATO weighs four battalions in Eastern states to deter Russia: U.S. 8:05pm EDT 

STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - The NATO alliance is weighing rotating four battalions of troops through Eastern member states, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday, in the latest proposal by allies to guard against aggressive behavior by Russia.  Full Article  

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U.S. says Iraq's PM in 'strong position' amid political unrest 6:29pm EDT 

STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is in a strong position despite political unrest in Iraq, thanks in part to battlefield successes and his commitment to a multi-sectarian state, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday.  Full Article