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Globe Trot: Obama calls for nuclear disarmament in Hiroshima visit

By Mindy Belz
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International | JAPAN: President Barack Obama gave an historic speech at Hiroshima today, saying the site of the 1945 atomic bombing “teaches this truth. Technological…

Globe Trot: What was Taliban leader Mullah Mansour doing in Iran?

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: I’m amazed at the way the United States tracked down Taliban leader Mullah Mansour before taking him out with a drone last week. Is anyone…

Globe Trot: Filipinos elect Donald Trump wannabe

By Mindy Belz
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International | PHILIPPINES: Voters actually elected Donald Trump wannabe Rodrigo Duterte president. NIGERIA: Beneath the civility, Nigerian and British heads of state are…

Midday Roundup: Obama to visit Hiroshima but make no apologies

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Paying respects. President Barack Obama plans to visit the site of the World War II atom bomb explosion in Hiroshima, Japan, later this month. He will be the…

Crews in Japan search for earthquake survivors

By Leigh Jones
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Disaster | Rescue crews in Japan are scrambling to find about 100 people thought trapped in rubble from two earthquakes that rattled the southwestern island of Kyushu…

Globe Trot: Kerry makes historic visit to Hiroshima

By Mindy Belz
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International | JAPAN: John Kerry became the first U.S. secretary of state to visit a memorial to victims of the U.S. atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima today. He called on the…

Japan’s prime minister: Make war, not love?

By Gary Bauman
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Japan | Is Japan on the brink of abandoning its 70-year-old renunciation of war? More than 30,000 protesters gathered outside Tokyo’s parliament building last…

Midday Roundup: Kerry visits Havana for U.S. flag-raising

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Stars and stripes. Secretary of State John Kerry presided over a flag-raising ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Havana today. The embassy reopened last month.

Midday Roundup: Singing hymns, convicts face Indonesian firing squad

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Joyful in death. Indonesia on Tuesday executed seven men convicted of smuggling drugs out of the country. At the last minute, the government pardoned the one…

Globe Trot: Volcanos, earthquakes, and running to God

By Mindy Belz
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International | CHILE: In the wake of an earthquake it’s easy to forget a volcano, but the Calbuco eruption continues, with residents trying to save their homes from a rain…

Evolving into robots

By Marvin Olasky
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Evolution | “A commitment for evolution.” That’s the slogan of a Nagasaki hotel scheduled to open in July and be staffed by 10 robots programmed to greet guests,

ISIS kills second Japanese hostage

By Leigh Jones
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ISIS | Islamic State militants released a video late Saturday showing the beheading of a Japanese journalist held hostage by the group since October. Kenji Goto, who…

 
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