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North Korean drones surrender to the South

By Rob Holmes
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North Korea | Three recently captured drones provide the first concrete evidence that North Korea is using unmanned aircraft to infiltrate South Korean airspace, including…

Protests mire Marines in Okinawa base relocation fight

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | For 10 years, Hiroshi Ashitomi has been coming to the beach near his Okinawa home every day to sit in protest. Like many Okinawans, Ashitomi opposes a plan to…

Globe Trot: Syrian Christians continue to be caught in the middle

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Moderate opposition forces increasingly are involved in rebel attacks on Christians. In the attack on Maaloula last week eyewitnesses said both…

Fukushima radioactive leaks 'impossible to stop'

By Julie Borg
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Environment | Japanese government officials admitted last month that radioactive water has been leaking into the ocean everyday—at least 300 tons in recent months. Most…

Globe Trot: Twelve years on

By Mindy Belz
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International | Today is the 12th anniversary of 9/11. An important reread: Daniel Henninger’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, “I saw it all. And then I saw nothing.” Counting…

Midday Roundup: Lawmakers send air traffic controllers back to work

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Back in the tower. Around noon today, the House voted to end furloughs instituted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), authorizing the agency to use…

Midday Roundup: No means no

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | The answer’s still no. After meeting with President Barack Obama and other congressional leaders for about an hour this morning, House Speaker John Boehner…

'Hurry up and die'

By Angela Lu
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International | Japan’s disdain for children is leading to callousness toward the elderly. In response to the economic problems caused by the country’s aging population,

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…

The untamed divine

The untamed divine

By Russell Board
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Religion | God will not be contained in a temple, or leave us alone to mind our own business

Globe Trot: International reaction to shooting, Egypt draft constitution vote ...

By Mindy Belz
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International | Worldwide condemnation and concern over the shooting in Connecticut is increasing pressure on Washington to enact stricter federal gun laws. Egypt’s Muslim…

Globe Trot 12.03

By Mindy Belz
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International | A Japanese tunnel collapse on Sunday killed nine and trapped many motorists. A Midwest perspective on the Middle East—and other challenges President…

 
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