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Obama on Cuba: Isolation has not worked

By Leigh Jones
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Cuba | Although well-intentioned, U.S. policy has not succeeded in taking down the Castro administration, Obama said

Taliban kills 130, mostly children, in Pakistani school attack

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Terrorism | The Taliban attacked a school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar earlier today, killing about 130 people, most of them children. At least half a…

Study: Crime, corruption crushing poor nations

By J.C. Derrick
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Corruption | WASHINGTON—Almost $1 trillion in illicit capital left developing and emerging economies in 2012, and the problem is only growing worse, according to a new…

Three dead after police end standoff with extremist in Sydney

By Lynde Langdon
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Terrorism | Three people died and four were injured during the dramatic finale of a 16-hour standoff between police and a terrorist in a Sydney business district today.

Kenyan church leaders back restrictive anti-terror law

By Moses Wasamu
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Kenya | NAIROBI, Kenya—Leaders from the Anglican and Catholic churches have thrown their weight behind the Kenyan government in its attempt to create a new law to…

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

By Mindy Belz
Posted

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…

Senate OKs new religious freedom ambassador

By J.C. Derrick
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Religious Liberty | Decision caps busy week in Washington for religious freedom

Globe Trot: CIA chief snubs president to defend interrogation tactics

By Mindy Belz
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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…

Benghazi investigator: More hearings to come

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Benghazi Attack | Chairman Trey Gowdy says questions remain and the government needs to answer them

Cruel and unusual punishment

By Sophia Lee
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North Korea | Missionary couple laments the reported execution of two young North Korean defectors and the inhumane imprisonment of seven others

Al-Qaeda kills American and South African hostages in Yemen

By Mickey McLean
Posted

Yemen | Militants from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed American photojournalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie Saturday in Yemen during…

Globe Trot: Kenyan president cleared of crimes against humanity

By Mindy Belz
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International | KENYA: The International Criminal Court meeting at The Hague has cleared Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta of crimes against humanity. He was indicted in…

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