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Train Carrying MH17 Bodies Reaches Ukraine City

Lax security at crash site hampers investigations A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in a Ukrainian government-held city on…

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Islamic State Continues March Towards Baghdad

Using its own version of “soft” and “hard” power, the Islamic State is crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no longer…

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Neo Cold War Calculations

What does last week’s tragic and criminal downing of Malaysian Air Flight MH 17 over the fields of eastern Ukraine say about the likely culprits’ complete disregard for world opinion?…

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France Takes Hard Line Against Protesters

As pro-Palestinian protests have increasingly ended in violence, the French government banned all demonstrations concerning the Gaza conflict. Sunday, French media reported that a protest in Sarcelles, a suburb north…

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Rebels Take Full Control of Plane Crash Bodies

Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and U.S. and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin make sure…

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Bolivia on Verge of Legalizing Work From Age 10

Alicia weaves through El Alto’s stalled traffic under a blazing sun, hawking colorful woven flowers to grumpy drivers and lovers. With luck, the 12-year-old and her mother will together muster…

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Malaysian Airliner Downed In Ukraine, 295 Dead

A Malaysian airliner was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in…

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The 2014 Anti-Semitic Redux, Parisian Style

“Itbah Al-Yahud — Slaughter the Jews” Chant heard in Bellville, an eastern suburb of Paris, at a pro-Hamas demonstration this past Saturday, July 12   “Dirty Jewess, insha All-h, you…

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U.S. Preparing Unilateral Sanctions on Russia

The United States is considering imposing unilateral sanctions on Russia over its threatening moves in Ukraine, a shift in strategy that reflects the Obama administration’s frustration with Europe’s reluctance to…

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Missing London Boy Found

The boy from London’s Edgware neighborhood who had been missing since Friday evening (as reported in yesterday’s edition), was found safe and sound on Monday afternoon on Tottenham Court Road…

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Afghan Candidate Tells AP Vote Deal Will Work

One of two contestants in Afghanistan’s deadlocked presidential election told The Associated Press on Monday that a U.S.-brokered deal for a full ballot audit pulled the country back from the…

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Shipwrecked Concordia Floated For Tow to Genoa

The shipwrecked Costa Concordia was successfully refloated Monday in preparation to be towed away for scrapping, 30 months after it struck a reef and capsized, killing 32 people. Authorities expressed…

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