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In Ukraine, Cease-Fire Between Government, Separatists Takes Hold

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he was hopeful that this would be a long-lasting peace. The central disagreements in conflict, however, remain.

Obama: Our Goal Is To 'Dismantle' The Islamic State

After meeting with allies, the president said he found conviction that it was the responsibility of the international community to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the militant Sunni group.

An Old-School Entertainer, Making Jazz In The Present Tense

One of Europe's biggest jazz stars, pianist Stefano Bollani is also a TV personality, a published author and, his friends attest, a skilled impressionist.

Pentagon Says Drone Strike Killed Leader Of Militant Group Al-Shabab

The United States launched airstrikes in Somalia on Monday targeting Ahmed Abdi Godane, a co-founder of the al-Qaida affiliate in Somalia.

Hiring Slows In August, But Unemployment Dips To 6.1 Percent

Coming in below expectations, the U.S. economy added 142,000 jobs in August. Still, the survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed the unemployment rate dipped a tenth of a percent.

U.S. Announces Coalition To Fight Against The Islamic State

Secretary of State John Kerry said the coalition will support U.S. allies on the ground and continue to use airstrikes on militants. Kerry ruled out any "boots on the ground."

NATO Announces 'Rapid-Reaction Force' Amid News Of Ukraine Cease-Fire Deal

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he and a rebel leader had agreed to a cease-fire, which is part of Russian President Vladimir Putin's seven-point plan toward peace.

U.S. Expresses Concern That Syria May Still Have Chemical Weapons

The U.N. official in charge of coordinating the removal of Syria's chemical stockpile said they found discrepancies in the country's accounting of its arsenal.