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For sale: Desks, chairs, armored vehicles

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Military | The United States is trying to sell or dispose of billions of dollars in military hardware, including sophisticated and highly specialized mine-resistant…

Midday Roundup: Afghan terrorist executes AP photographer

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Assassinated in Afghanistan. A veteran Associated Press photographer was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire…

Globe Trot: Militant threats halt aid deliveries in Iraq

By Mindy Belz
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International | IN IRAQ: Iraqi security forces today halted even charity deliveries of food supplies in the impoverished Baghdad Al-Jidida district, also known as New…

Globe Trot: Did Taliban target a Christian daycare in latest Afghan attack?

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: A Taliban-led shootout at a guesthouse in Kabul may have been meant for the day care run by Western Christians next door. In the attack…

Why is the U.S. buying helicopters from Russia?

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Military | Ten senators—eight Republicans and two Democrats—called on President Barack Obama last week to respond more forcefully to the incursion into the Crimean…

Globe Trot: Western leaders mull Crimea response

By Mindy Belz
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International | EUROPE: President Barack Obama is in the Netherlands today, meeting with the Group of 8 leaders—minus Russian President Vladimir Putin—as Western…

Globe Trot: Syrian nuns free, chemical weapons still in custody

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA is expected to miss a major deadline in the destruction of chemical weapons. Meanwhile, we’re watching overnight reports that the 13 nuns from…

Globe Trot: Will Russia answer Yanukovich’s call for intervention?

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE: Ousted President Viktor Yanukovich made his first public appearance today, giving a bizarre speech saying Russia should use all means at its disposal…

Globe Trot: Is Venezuela the next Ukraine?

By Mindy Belz
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International | VENEZUELA: Readers rightly have chided WORLD for ignoring the crisis in Venezuela that’s been unfolding for two weeks. The scenario is an admittedly…

Midday Roundup: New cable giant plans coast-to-coast rampage

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Massive merger. Comcast Corp. announced today it plans to buy Time Warner Cable Inc., forming an uber-company out of the nation’s two largest cable TV…

Globe Trot: U.S. taxpayer money could be headed for Ukraine

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE: President Viktor Yanukovych is back at work today amid intensified calls from demonstrators that he resign and call early elections.

Globe Trot: Iran wiggles out of sanctions and into Syrian peace talks

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: The EU voted today to suspend sanctions against Iran for six months. Europe is the largest importer of Iranian crude, and the suspension…

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