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Globe Trot: Algeria, North Korea, Syria, Paris protests, mapping North Africa

By Mindy Belz
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International | “Terrorists should be on notice,” said Defense Secretary Leon Panetta today in London, following the Algerian army’s raid to release an unknown number…

Globe Trot: Mali matters, Dreamliners grounded, ‘red line’ in Syria, Chechen Bibles

By Mindy Belz
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International | The French defense minister says fighting in Mali will be “long,” as French forces today moved into towns just south of areas captured recently by Islamic…

Globe Trot: Afghanistan troop levels, Mali intervention, Pakistan bombings …

By Mindy Belz
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International | And then there were none. As recently as two weeks ago, military experts were discussing the hard-to-fathom option of the Obama administration leaving as few…

Signs and Wonders: Hagel nomination, French schools and Illinois on same-sex ‘marriage,’ Nixon

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | In your face. President Obama will nominate former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense later today, and even before the nomination was…

Globe Trot: South Sudan camp, Iraqi Shiites killed, Iran sanctions, Zero Dark Thirty

By Mindy Belz
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International | Tensions are growing in Maban County, South Sudan—an area we’ve focused on that has a rich heritage of Christian ministry and has since mid-2011 attracted…

Au revoir, Gérard

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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France | One of my favorite films is the 1986 Jean de Florette, so when its star Gérard Depardieu was suddenly all over the newspapers here I was sucked into what is…

Globe Trot: Pakistan shootings, Church growth, heightened security around the world …

By Mindy Belz
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International | In another shooting by suspected Islamists in Karachi, five female health workers vaccinating children against polio have been killed in Pakistan. Masked men…

Battle for France

Battle for France

By Paul Glader
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France | A victory for Socialist Francois Hollande on Sunday could reverse EU integration and French foreign relations

An American in Paris

An American in Paris

By Robert Carle
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France | French president Nicolas Sarkozy is changing the image of his homeland and of transatlantic relations

Ready for 'rupture?'

Ready for 'rupture?'

By Priya Abraham
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France | Nicolas Sarkozy will lead a country perhaps not prepped for his kind of change

Three's a crowd

Three's a crowd

By Priya Abraham
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France | A trio of French candidates vie for power, but none would bring the major reforms needed

Bridge building

Bridge building

By Mindy Belz
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France | French president Jacques Chirac's recent attempts to assert himself on the world stage have exposed raw motives

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