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Globe Trot: Fighting resumes in Gaza after short-lived ceasefire

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | GAZA:  Two rockets were fired last night from Gaza just before the end of an Israeli-Hamas ceasefire, and Hamas said it was ready to resume fighting.

Midday Roundup: Russian gang commits worldwide email hack

Midday Roundup: Russian gang commits worldwide email hack

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Security breach. A Russian cyber gang has hacked email accounts around the world. Experts say the Russian crime ring has hacked almost one-third of the…

Midday Roundup: EU, U.S. clamp down on cash flow to Russia

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Cut off. The United States and European Union on Tuesday enacted new sanctions against Russia in an attempt to stymie its economy. The sanctions hammer the…

Dispatches

By The Editors
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News | The long cost of containment The shot that brought down Flight 17 was sudden, but a strategy to halt Russia will take time   The death of 298…

Web Reads: Can Vladimir Putin survive? Will the Bee Gees be forgotten?

By Susan Olasky
Posted

Newsworthy | Survival of the fittest? Can Vladimir Putin Survive? Stratfor CEO George Friedman asks whether Putin will remain Russia’s prime oligarch, given that the…

Midday Roundup: Putin offers help, dodges blame for crash

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Of course we’ll help. Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a Security Council meeting today he would try to use his influence with pro-Russian…

Midday Roundup: Judge declares California’s death penalty unconstitutional

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Overruled. A federal judge in California ruled Wednesday that the state’s death penalty is unconstitutional. The system’s numerous delays and lengthy…

Globe Trot: Air war continues in Gaza and Israel after cease-fire’s failure to launch

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | ISRAEL: With yesterday’s collapse of a proposed cease-fire, Palestinian militants are resuming their barrage of rockets over Israel and Israeli airstrikes…

Globe Trot: Karachi airport reopens after brazen Taliban attack

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | PAKISTAN: The Karachi airport is open again after terrorists orchestrated a brazen five-hour siege—the largest-scale attack at the nation’s busiest…

Orphan rescue

By Jill Nelson
Posted

Ukraine | Groups mobilize to bring orphans in unstable eastern Ukraine to western regions as tensions with Russia continue

Midday Roundup: Tennessee to bring back ‘The Chair’

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy |  Old Sparky’s back. Tennessee is going to avoid all of those messy execution problems other states are having with lethal injections by bringing back…

How Vladimir Putin uses selective memory

By Marvin Olasky
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Russia | One reason the Balkans was a powder keg throughout the 20th century is that every ethnic group in the region fostered a selective historical memory regarding…

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