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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…

Pakistan in quandary over involvement in Yemen crisis

By Anna K. Poole
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Yemen | As Shiite rebels advance across Yemen, an air blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia is preventing medical supplies from reaching victims of the conflict. As of…

Midday Roundup: Boston awaits verdict in Tsarnaev trial

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Deliberations. Jurors in the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev are deciding his fate. The jury is in deliberations after Monday’s…

Globe Trot: Saudi Arabia joins the fray in Yemen

By Mindy Belz
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International | YEMEN: Overnight, Saudi forces began airstrikes against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen. The Iran-backed rebels have in recent weeks driven U.S. special…

Midday Roundup: Two Americans among dead in Germanwings crash

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Crash investigation. Two Americans were among the 150 people killed aboard the Germanwings flight that crashed yesterday in the French Alps. The passenger…

Globe Trot: White House fight with Netanyahu not over yet

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISRAEL: Did State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf without irony really call Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rhetoric “confused” today?

Globe Trot: The political realities of Netanyahu’s one-state pledge

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISRAEL: Thomas Friedman, someone I often disagree with but whose credentials in the Middle East can’t be denied, writes that newly reelected Prime Minister…

Midday Roundup: Dual suicide attacks in Yemen kill 120

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Escalating violence. Suicide bombers in Yemen attacked two mosques in the capital city of Sanaa this morning, killing at least 120 people and injuring more…

The selfie president

By D.C. Innes
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Presidency | He’s done it again. He stepped onto the stage and made a spectacle of himself, shocking the nation. No, I’m not talking about Kanye West at the Grammy…

Globe Trot: Yemeni rebels raid U.S. embassy after ambassador leaves

By Mindy Belz
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International | YEMEN: The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels seized American embassy vehicles after the U.S. ambassador and diplomats closed the facility yesterday and left.

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…

 
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