Nation & World

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2015, file photo, people hold up placards against the Olympic Games coming to Boston, during the first public forum regarding the city's 2024 Olympic bid, in Boston. Boston's mayor delivered a harsh blow to the city's effort to host the 2024 Olympics on Monday, July 27, 2015,  when he declared he wouldn't sign any document "that puts one dollar of taxpayer money on the line for one penny of overruns on the Olympics."  That document is the host city contract that most in the Olympics consider crucial to any city's success.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

“They also recognize, however, that we are out of time if the USOC is going to be able to consider a bid from another city,” Blackmun said. “As a result, we have reached a mutual agreement to withdraw Boston’s bid.”


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U.S. President Barack Obama, left, gestures during a joint press conference with Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn, at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,  Monday, July 27, 2015.  (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

“The possibilities of renewed conflict in a region that has been torn by conflict for so long, and has resulted in so many deaths, is something that requires urgent attention from all of us,” Obama said. “We don’t have a lot of time to wait.”


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A man walks by a Ankara Municipality billboard saying that " living in Ankara is living in tranquility" as Turkish police raide homes in Haci Bayram neighborhood in the capital Ankara, Turkey, Monday, July 27, 2015. Security forces has detained at least 15 people suspected of links to the Islamic State group, the state-run news agency said. The Anadolu Agency said those detained in Haci Bayram neighborhood include a number of foreign nationals. It did not give details of the foreigners' home countries.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

“Moderate forces like the Free Syrian Army will be strengthened, a structure will be created so that they can take control of areas freed from ISIL, air cover will be provided. It would be impossible for them to take control of the area without it,” Davutoglu told Turkey’s A Haber television. ISIL is an alternate acronym for the Islamic State group.


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