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Midday Roundup: Joel Osteen takes over the airwaves

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | All Osteen, all the time. Joel Osteen, pastor of the giant Lakewood Church in Houston, is getting his own channel on SiriusXM satellite radio. The station…

The tea party lives—in Europe

By Cal Thomas
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Elections | BELFAST, Northern Ireland—While tea party candidates underperformed against establishment Republican incumbents in recent U.S. primary elections, in Europe…

Balkan countries beg for international assistance after record floods

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Europe | Record floods in the Balkans last week forced half a million people from their homes and led to at least 44 death as of yesterday, including 22 in Bosnia, 20…

Europeans win the right to internet amnesia

By Daniel James Devine
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Technology | Should people be allowed to control what information about them appears in Google or Yahoo search results? The highest court in Europe decided Tuesday they…

Globe Trot: Russia’s weakness amid the sabre-rattling

By Mindy Belz
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International | RUSSIA: In Vladimir Putin’s Russia, nuclear arsenal and vast territories notwithstanding, the distinguishing feature of the country today is its striking…

New EU members are taking a traditional stand on marriage

By Kaitlyn Speer
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Marriage | Same-sex marriage is illegal in Slovakia, a former Russian republic surrounded by Austria, Poland, Ukraine, and Hungary, but a majority of the country’s…

Putin’s lost chance at greatness

By D.C. Innes
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Russia | Russian President Vladimir Putin has been looking quite pleased with himself these days. Coming off his “Russia is back” Winter Olympics, he launched a…

Defense expert: Putin’s just getting started

By Jim Henry
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Q&A | The G-8-minus-one meets in The Hague this week to come up with ways to punish the “minus one”—Russia—for its aggression toward Ukraine. K.T.

Taking Russia seriously

By D.C. Innes
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Foreign Policy | In the Ukrainian Crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing chess while President Barack Obama is playing peekaboo. Obama emerged from presidential…

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…

Staving off extinction in Russia

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Russia | Russia’s salivating for the savory morsel of southeastern Ukraine known as the Crimea has been likened to Hitler’s annexing of the so-called Sudetenland…

Putin shrugs off sanctions threat as Crimean referendum nears

By Andrew Branch
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Ukraine | As Crimea prepares to vote Sunday on whether or not to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, Western diplomats are ramping up the rhetoric in an attempt to…

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