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Globe Trot: U.S. obsession with the trappings of Cuba’s oppression

By Mindy Belz
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International | CUBA is not your photo op, writes Cuban-American actress, writer, and filmmaker Natalie Morales. “The old cars are not kitschy; they are not a choice.

Globe Trot: Cuba cracks down on dissidents ahead of Obama visit

By Mindy Belz
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International | CUBA: Authorities arrested more than 50 demonstrators and dissidents in Havana ahead of President Barack Obama’s arrival yesterday. The wives and other…

Globe Trot: Did Iran try to buy nuclear tech from Argentina?

By Mindy Belz
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International | ARGENTINA got way more interesting this week. Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor now believed murdered (and framed for suicide) while investigating Buenos Aires…

Globe Trot: U.S. airstrikes hit chemical weapons factories in Iraq

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: As we reported previously, U.S. special forces captured the head of the Islamic State (ISIS) unit trying to develop chemical weapons in a raid in…

Gunmen kill nuns, 12 others in Yemeni retirement home massacre

By Onize Ohikere
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Yemen | Gunmen killed 16 people, including four Indian nuns, in an attack on a retirement home in Yemen’s southern city of Aden earlier today. Yemeni security…

Globe Trot: Yemen begins week-long ceasefire as famine looms

By Mindy Belz
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International | YEMEN: A seven-day ceasefire is in its first day in Yemen, where warring Houthi rebels have been battling pro-government forces. The fighting has put Yemenis…

Globe Trot: Europe mulls border controls amid terror threat

By Mindy Belz
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International | EUROPE: EU ministers in an emergency meeting today in Brussels are moving toward reinstating border controls and passport checks among the 26 EU nations that…

Globe Trot: Afghans protest militant violence against minorities

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Thousands of Afghan men and women took to the streets of Kabul today to protest the beheadings of seven captured Hazaras accused…

Yemen’s rebels accept UN resolution calling for ceasefire

By Anna K. Poole
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Yemen | As political violence reaches a crescendo in Yemen, even celebration is increasingly blood-soaked. In the second wedding attack in two weeks, two airstrikes…

Globe Trot: War in Yemen brings excess tragedy, scant headlines

By Mindy Belz
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International | YEMEN: The war in Yemen is taking a terrible—and underreported—toll in yet another proxy battle shaping up between Saudi Arabia and Iran. I’m following…

Globe Trot: Mexico demands answers for tourist deaths in Egypt

By Mindy Belz
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International | EGYPT: Mexican authorities are demanding a full investigation after Egyptian troops mistakenly opened fire on Mexican tourists in Egypt’s western desert,

Midday Roundup: Kurdish forces win major battle against ISIS in Syria

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | ISIS rout. Kurdish forces in Syria celebrated a major victory over Islamic State (ISIS) militants, reclaiming the strategic town of Tal Abyad on the Turkish…

 
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