US, Russia renew push for elusive agreement on Syria

GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Russia on Friday renewed efforts to secure a military and humanitarian cooperation agreement for war-torn Syria after months of hesitation, missed deadlines and failed attempts to forge a truce.

  • Written by MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press

Brazil Senate starts impeachment trial of President Rousseff

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Senate on Thursday began deliberating whether to permanently remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the final step in a leadership fight that has paralyzed Congress and cast a pall over a nation in the midst of a severe recession.

  • Written by PETER PRENGAMAN, Associated Press