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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…

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…

Will Turkey force NATO’s hand in Syria?

By Mindy Belz
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Syria | Turkey’s role in attacks in northern Syria could force NATO intervention

Globe Trot: Conflicting agendas frame Obama’s Saudi visit

By Mindy Belz
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International | SAUDI ARABIA: President Barack Obama today travels to Saudi Arabia, where he hopes to repair frayed relations. Human rights groups hope the president will…

Globe Trot: A papal audience for the president

By Mindy Belz
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International | VATICAN CITY: I attended today’s papal audience in St. Peter’s Square, standing just rows away from Pope Francis as more than 50,000 people—despite rain…

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…

Globe Trot: Leads dwindling in Flight 370 search

By Mindy Belz
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International | MALAYSIA: Today marks two weeks since the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. Winter weather is approaching in the south Indian Ocean,

Letters from the exiles

By Emily Belz
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Iraq | Iraqi Jews and Iraq tussle over the remnant of artifacts from one of the world’s oldest, and now almost extinct, Jewish communities

Obama pauses to scold Putin

By Lynde Langdon
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Ukraine | Russia immediately antes up with sanctions of its own

Midday Roundup: Prayers, shots in the dark in hunt for missing plane

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Still missing. Investigators on the case of the missing Malaysian jetliner are trying to recover deleted files from the pilot’s home flight simulator. They…

Tourists avoiding Egypt since Arab Spring

By Julia Thompson
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Egypt | Upcoming presidential elections could revive or further deflate Egypt’s troubled economy

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