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Globe Trot: Merkel urges Obama not to arm Ukrainian forces

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE: Today German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington. She hopes to persuade the United States not to arm Ukrainian…

Civilians flee as rebels gain ground in Ukraine

By Jill Nelson
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Ukraine | Separatist and government troops agree to a brief ceasefire today to let residents evacuate

Globe Trot: Germany, France make another bid for peace in Ukraine

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE: Germany and France announced a surprise bid to negotiate an end to the conflict in Ukraine, with heads of state Angela Merkel and François Hollande…

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

By Mindy Belz
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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…

Globe Trot: Russia starts new year with street protests

By Mindy Belz
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International | RUSSIAN opposition leader Alexei Navalny launched street protests in Moscow yesterday after his brother Oleg was sentenced to prison on spurious charges.

Globe Trot: Taliban declares victory in Afghanistan amid U.S. exit

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Taliban insurgents today declared the "defeat" of the United States and its allies in the 13-year-old war, a day after the American-led coalition…

What to do with Castro’s Cuba

By D.C. Innes
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Cuba | On New Year’s Day 1959, Fidel Castro’s revolution established a socialist state in Cuba. In 1960, the United States under President Dwight D. Eisenhower…

Midday Roundup: Judge rules immigration action unconstitutional

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Meaningless victory? A federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled Tuesday that parts of President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration are…

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…

Globe Trot: Canadian officials delay D.C. trip after Keystone vote

By Mindy Belz
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International | CANADA:Yesterday’s 59-41 vote in the U.S. Senate against building the Keystone XL Pipeline will go down in the poli-sci textbooks for gamesmanship in its…

Midday Roundup: GOP picks up another Senate seat

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Winner declared. A week after most other Senate contests were settled, Republican Dan Sullivan has declared victory in Alaska. Sullivan’s battle with…

Globe Trot: Ukraine says Russian tanks rolling in

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE: The Ukrainian military said Russia today has sent a column of 32 tanks and truckloads of troops into the country’s east to support pro-Russian…

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