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Globe Trot: Is Russia spying on U.S.-Cuba talks?

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | CUBA: CNN and Cuban media are reporting the arrival of the U.S. delegation—the first American diplomats on Cuban soil in 30 years—for two days of talks…

China’s control over Hong Kong accelerates as economy slows

By June Cheng
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China | Slowing economic growth. China’s economy grew 7.4 percent in 2014, the slowest growth in 24 years. While the growth rate well exceeds that of other nations,

Midday Roundup: ISIS demands $200 million to spare Japanese captives

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Deadly demands. ISIS militants are demanding a $200 million ransom to spare the lives of two Japanese hostages the group plans to kill in 72 hours. Kenji Goto…

Revival in … France?

By Marvin Olasky
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Religion | Mark Twain in 1883 projected the future of the Mississippi River, which has a way of shortening itself as water finds a way to go straight from one point to…

Globe Trot: Europe’s battle with totalitarian ideology

By Mindy Belz
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International | DENMARK: Pegida, the European anti-Islamic group, is staying on the march despite death threats from ISIS. Organizers for a demonstration this evening in…

New president, papal visit brings hope to Sri Lankan Christians

By Julia A. Seymour
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Sri Lanka | A new president and a visit from Pope Francis brought joy and hope to Sri Lankans last week. Pope Francis arrived Jan. 12, shortly after voters elected…

After attack on church, Kenyan pastors request guns

By Moses Wasamu
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International | Kenyan pastors have renewed calls to be allowed to carry firearms following the killing of a church official in Mombasa, but a lawmaker has rejected the plea.

Globe Trot: Terrorists arrested in Belgium planned Paris-like attack

By Mindy Belz
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International | BELGIUM:Islamist fighters killed and arrested in the town of Verviers today intended a major terrorist attack, according to authorities: “You could say a…

Globe Trot: With all eyes on Paris, Islamic militants unchecked in Nigeria

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: We have been unable to confirm casualties from a Boko Haram attack on Baga late last week that reportedly killed as many as 2,000 Nigerians. The…

Midday Roundup: Al-Qaeda claims it ordered Paris attacks

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Responsible? The leader of Yemen’s al-Qaeda branch claimed responsibility for last week’s attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo , reinforcing…

Is Paris burning?

By Cal Thomas
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Terrorism | The late Pulitzer Prize–winning editorial cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times , Paul Conrad, frequently used religious symbols to illustrate his point of…

Midday Roundup: Charlie Hebdo’s message of forgiveness

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Forgiveness. The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo , attacked last week by Islamic terrorists, will release its next issue on schedule tomorrow. The cover,

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