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US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter expressed confidence Wednesday that countries engaged in the fight against Islamic State jihadists in Syria and Iraq will pour more military resources into the battle. After a meeting of defence ministers of countries involved in the anti-IS coalition, Carter said there was "common recognition that we must all be prepared to do more". Defence ministers meeting at the US European Command's headquarters in Stuttgart also examined their economic and political contributions to the campaign, he said.
By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Almost half a century ago, when he first became an active supporter of Britain's Labour Party, Rabbi Abraham Pinter said it had far less of a problem with anti-Semitism than the country as a whole. Labour now faces accusations of anti-Semitism in its ranks - from its high-profile former London mayor Ken Livingstone, who said Adolf Hitler had supported Zionism, to students at Oxford University. This has fanned concern among Jewish communities already alarmed at increasing levels of hate crimes.