President Barack Obama, right, shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after a bilateral meeting, in Paris, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015.

Obama Urges Turkey, Russia to Focus on ‘Common Enemy’

Obama praised Turkey’s 'generous' support of refugees and said the United States is interested in accelerating the US-Turkey military-to-military relationship 

FILE - This photo released on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows a French Rafale jet on the tarmac of an undisclosed air base as part of France's Operation Chammal launched in Sept. 2015 in support of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group.

Europeans Back Tougher Action Against IS

Support growing for more military action against IS in Syria and Iraq and for giving security services greater access to personal communications data 

Migrants walk outside a camp in Rodgön, Germany.

Isolation, Despair Weigh on Refugees in Remote German Camp

Refugees resettled near village of Holzdorf deep in German forestland say there is limited interaction with public, mutual feelings of distrust 

FILE - A lone activist protests restrictive law targeting foreign-funded NGOs working in Russia, outside the Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, in Moscow.

Russia Blacklists Soros Foundations as 'Undesirable'

Russian officials add Soros groups to a list of foreign and international organizations banned from giving grants to Russian partners 

FILE - People are seen in front of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's official London residence, Buckingham Palace, in London.

Britons Divided Over Bombing IS

Surveys show Europeans generally support more military action against Islamic State militants, but sizable opposition exists in Britain 


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Video In Paris, Obama Urges Collective Action on Climate Change

U.S. President Barack Obama Monday urged world leaders to “rise to this moment” in the fight against climate change, as he addressed the opening of the United Nations climate summit in Paris. VOA White House correspondent Aru Pande has more from the French capital, which is still reeling from the Nov. 13 terrorist attack.