The opportunity to defuse the situation in Ferguson was lost.
Al Qaeda is "fighting for what's left in Syria" to establish its own Islamic Emirate, experts said.
After watching her son slain by Taliban fighters, a bereaved mother takes up arms and engages in a seven-hour battle with the Taliban.
But 45 percent said they would be happy if they did learn soldiers were sent there.
Ukraine and Russia had signed a deal in late October to continue gas supplies through the winter as a temporary solution to a payments stand-off.
Russia is also planning to test two more Bulava ballistic missiles in 2015.
James was a life peer in the House of Lords but was most famous for her crime novels.