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Globe Trot: Violence spikes in Afghanistan ahead of U.S. withdrawal

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Taliban insurgency is on the upswing—no surprise—as U.S. forces prepare for a departure at the end of this month. At least 19 people were…

Globe Trot: CIA chief snubs president to defend interrogation tactics

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | NATIONAL SECURITY: CIA Director John Brennan—in a forceful break with the president—held a press conference yesterday to respond to a Senate report…

Midday Roundup: Last-minute details tie up budget deal in Congress

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Deadline. Time is running out for Congress to vote on a budget bill that would keep the government open past midnight tonight. The House and Senate…

Frank Wolf reflects on 34 years in Congress

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | The religious liberty advocate says the United States is failing on China, foreign policy

Taiwan’s election brews trouble for China

By June Cheng
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Taiwan | Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou stepped down as chairman of the ruling party after his Kuomingtang (KMT) faced a crushing defeat in local elections this past…

Globe Trot: Hong Kong clears remaining protest camps

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | HONG KONG:Overnight, authorities began a crackdown on weeks of peaceful demonstrations to win freedoms from the China-led government—arresting two student…

China detains Christian aid worker on North Korean border

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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China | The Chinese government detained an American aid worker who operates on the China-North Korea border on Tuesday, according to the Sydney Morning Herald

Hong Kong clears protest camp

By June Cheng
Posted

China | More than 50 days after pro-democracy demonstrations began in Hong Kong, bailiffs began evicting the protesters camped out in front of Citic Tower in…

Globe Trot: On the brink of war in Ukraine

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE:Technically a ceasefire has been in effect in eastern Ukraine since September, but war is looming, as NATO continues to report increased Russian troop…

Globe Trot: Suicide bomber kills 48 at Nigerian school

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA:At least 48 students are reported killed in a bombing at a secondary school in northern Nigeria. A suicide bomber dressed as a student exploded…

Chinese woman denied U.S. asylum for role enforcing one-child policy

By June Cheng
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China | A federal appeals court in New York rejected a Chinese woman’s request for asylum because of her more than two-decade involvement in enforcing the…

Cargo ships import major pollution at Chinese ports

By Rob Holmes
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Environment | Environmentalists often call China’s air pollution problem “Airpocalypse.” China ranks in the top tier of countries with health-hazardous air. And a…

 
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