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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…

Midday Roundup: Hundreds trapped after Chinese cruise ship sinks

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Chinese shipwreck.Crews in China are frantically trying to rescue cruise-ship passengers trapped underwater in the Yangtze River after the vessel capsized…

Midday Roundup: NYPD mourns slain young officer

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | In mourning. Thousands of uniformed police officers lined the streets of a Long Island town where New York Police Officer Brian Moore was laid to rest today.

Midday Roundup: Feds to investigate Baltimore man’s death after arrest

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Seeking justice. The Justice Department has opened an investigation into how a Baltimore man suffered a fatal injury while in police custody. Protesters took…

Midday Roundup: Al-Qaeda seizes Yemeni airport, port, and oil terminal

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Overrun. Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen stormed one of the country’s major airports today, taking control of the site with little resistance from government…

Globe Trot: What does Obama really want from a deal with Iran?

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: While U.S. President Barack Obama has hinted at his vision of U.S. relations with Iran, his real objective in the wake of a nuclear arms agreement…

 
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