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Globe Trot: Kurds take on ISIS strongholds in Northern Iraq

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IRAQ: Kurdish peshmerga forces have launched a massive ground attack against ISIS west of Mosul, and are counting on U.S. airstrikes to help…

Globe Trot: Violence spikes in Afghanistan ahead of U.S. withdrawal

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International | AFGHANISTAN: Taliban insurgency is on the upswing—no surprise—as U.S. forces prepare for a departure at the end of this month. At least 19 people were…

Globe Trot: CIA chief snubs president to defend interrogation tactics

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International | NATIONAL SECURITY: CIA Director John Brennan—in a forceful break with the president—held a press conference yesterday to respond to a Senate report…

This hyper-connected world

This hyper-connected world

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Culture | What’s to be done with that email backlog?

Globe Trot: Kenyan president cleared of crimes against humanity

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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: Israeli PM dissolves government, readies for elections

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International | ISRAEL:Saying he won’t “tolerate opposition from within the government,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two key cabinet ministers, a…

Globe Trot: Pope and patriarch unite against persecution

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International | POPE FRANCIS: The pontiff ended a visit to Turkey with a pointed call for Muslim leaders—political, religious, and academic—to condemn Islamic…

Weekend attack targets Christians in Kabul

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Afghanistan | Taliban boasts about attack that strikes at the heart of Afghanistan’s fragile Christian community

Globe Trot: Hong Kong clears remaining protest camps

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International | HONG KONG:Overnight, authorities began a crackdown on weeks of peaceful demonstrations to win freedoms from the China-led government—arresting two student…

Forgotten survivors

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Syria | The ISIS sweep into Iraq hasn’t halted Syria’s three-year nightmare

Globe Trot: Deadline on nuclear talks with Iran postponed until June

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International | IRAN: Tehran and six Western nations involved in more than a year of negotiations toward limiting Iran’s march toward nuclear weapons capability have missed…

Globe Trot: In Mexico, violence trumps immigration in the news

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International | MEXICO: Obama’s decision to shield from deportation 5 million illegal immigrants in the United States made only bottom-of-the-fold news in…

 
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