Europe

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Is U.S. draw-down in Europe encouraging Russian aggression?

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Shortly after the start of his first term, President Barack Obama, in addition to seeking a foreign policy “reset” with Russia, began to accelerate the…

Dollars and Sense: Jobs picture improves as recovery plods along

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Earnings season winds down. First-quarter earnings season began with lowered expectations, proceeded with better-than-expected performance, and ended with…

Globe Trot: Obama to skip Armenian genocide commemoration

By Mindy Belz
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International | TURKEY: U.S. President Barack Obama will not use the word “genocide” this year when commemorating the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians at the…

Israel at age 67: Slammed if you do, dead if you don’t

By Marvin Olasky
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Israel | In the fine movie Witness , an Amish child at a Pennsylvania railroad station at first thinks a bearded old Hassidic Jew in a dark, full-length coat is one of…

Globe Trot: Muslims toss Christians into sea during migration attempt

By Mindy Belz
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International | ITALY: Muslim migrants threw overboard 12 Christians during a recent crossing from Libya to Italy. The survivors, mostly migrant workers from Africa, kept…

Military exercises evoke Cold-War tension in Eastern Europe

By Michael Cochrane
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Europe | Hundreds of U.S. military combat vehicles and dozens of fighter aircraft have been arriving in the tiny Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and…

Secret Norwegian naval base now has Russian renters

By Rob Holmes
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Russia | Concerns are mounting over a Russian research facility located in a former top-secret naval base hidden in Norway’s coastal mountains. Two years after…

Midday Roundup: Co-pilot who crashed flight had suicidal past

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Deadly secret. The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps last week received treatment for suicidal tendencies several years…

Dollars and Sense: Volatility returns to the markets

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Calm before the storm. Last Monday, I said the week before had been pretty quiet, but we can now say it was a calm before another storm. In Europe, Greece and…

Drawing a red line

By Jill Nelson
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Russia | Will NATO defend the Baltics if Russia attacks? As signs of imminent warfare grow, the Ukraine example breeds fear and frustration

Dollars and Sense: Europe starts quantitative easing, fears of a correction loom

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Another volatile week. The markets were volatile again last week. After a five-year rally without a serious correction, sometimes news the markets think could…

George Friedman: Continent in the balance

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | Europe may appear peaceful now, but the future there is precarious

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