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  • A robust armed force for Japan could be a plus for the U.S.

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday, July 7. Japan, changing course from its post-1945 posture of pacificism, is turning toward assuming a more vigorous military posture. After the catastrophe that World War II...
  • Iraq tells U.N. 'terrorist groups' seized former chemical weapons depot

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iraq's government has lost control of a former chemical weapons facility to "armed terrorist groups" and is unable to fulfill its international obligations to destroy toxins kept there, the country's U.N. envoy told the United...
  • How do you "make" democracy?

    Barring the increasingly influential Isolationist/Tea Party wing of the American electorate, opinion is and always has been that the United States is the messenger of democracy to a world that usually hasn't earned it and probably doesn't deserve it. The...
  • U.N. Women names actress Emma Watson goodwill ambassador

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations' gender equality body UN Women on Tuesday appointed British actress Emma Watson, best known for her role as Hermione in the "Harry Potter" film series, as a goodwill ambassador to advocate for the...
  • Islamic State appeals to only four percent of Syrians: poll

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Only four percent of Syrians believe Islamic State insurgents, who have captured large swathes of Syria and Iraq, represent their interests, according to research conducted by a British polling group published on Wednesday. The survey,...
  • Shabab militants storm Somalia presidential compound

    Shabab militants storm Somalia presidential compound
    Al Qaeda-linked militants attacked the Somali presidential compound in Mogadishu on Tuesday, forcing their way inside, but President Hassan Sheik Mohamud was not there at the time. The Shabab fighters detonated a car bomb near the entrance to the...
  • Australia ruling could leave Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - The fate of a boatload of Tamil asylum seekers could be undecided for weeks as Australia's High Court considers a legal challenge to Australia's attempts to hand them over to Sri Lanka. Australia promised on Tuesday to give three days'...
  • India asks UN team on Kashmir to leave Delhi premises

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has asked a United Nations military observer group on Kashmir to vacate a government-provided bungalow in New Delhi, in a toughening stance against a mission that Indians have long opposed. New Delhi considers the whole of...
  • Nigeria's Boko Haram blamed for 18 attacks in past two weeks: U.N.

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Islamist militant group Boko Haram is blamed for at least 18 attacks on civilians in northern Nigeria in the past two weeks and the escalating violence of the insurgency threatens the security of West Africa, a senior U.N....
  • What's the price tag for the border crisis? Try $3.7 billion

    What's the price tag for the border crisis? Try $3.7 billion
    Protecting the border is getting even more expensive. The Obama administration has announced that it will seek another $3.7 billion — substantially more than the $2 billion it talked about before — to deal with the flow across the southern...
  • UN: Islamic State executed imam of mosque where al-Baghdadi preached

    GENEVA The Islamic State's executions of 13 Sunni Muslim clerics last month in Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, were a move by the radical Sunni movement to silence moderate voices among Iraq's Sunnis, and they deserve greater attention than they've...