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  • Greece's political deadlock continues as coalition talks fail

     
    Greece entered a second week without a government as the leader of a hard-line leftist party, which seeks to tear up the country's international bailout agreements and their related austerity measures, pulled out of talks to form a coalition leadership,...
  • Gestures of censure on Syria show world's outrage, paralysis

     
    The White House has expressed its "absolute disgust" over the latest massacre in Syria. Nine Western nations have expelled Syrian diplomats from their territories to underscore their revulsion. Senior United Nations officials have warned both sides in the...
  • China urges citizens to report illegal immigrants, tightens rules

     
    China urged its citizens to report suspected illegal immigrants as it passed a new law with harsher punishments for foreigners living or working illegally in the country, Xinhua reports. The rules reflect growing concerns with foreign labor, a new issue...
  • Israeli advisory panel defends legality of West Bank settlements

     
    Members of a government advisory panel said Monday they have recommended that Israel formally authorize dozens of West Bank settlements that were built without military permission, including some currently slated for demolition because they sit on private...
  • Russian warns of blocking Afghanistan supply route

     
    A key Russian legislator is warning that his government could withdraw permission for the United States to supply its troops through Russia if the two countries can’t resolve their differences over missile defense....
  • Gambia, Iraq executions buck worldwide abolitionist trend

     
    Global Focus: Human rights advocates the world over have been shocked and outraged by Gambia's first executions in 27 years and an escalation in hangings in Iraq that has already sent 91 to their deaths this year. The rash of executions in the two...
  • World of woe, little hope of relief, await U.N. General Assembly

     
    Global Focus: When 120 world leaders and thousands in their entourages gather at the United Nations next week, the woes of the world will be on stage in all their tragic detail: a civil war in Syria, the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, reignited ethnic...
  • Syria peace envoy Brahimi to Assad: Time for change, not reform

     
    Lakhdar Brahimi, the new international envoy responsible for seeking peace in war-ravaged Syria, said he had given President Bashar Assad a pointed message: Reform alone won't resolve the crisis....
  • Guantanamo terrorism convictions proving vulnerable on appeal

     
    Global Focus: Salim Hamdan has been home in his native Yemen for nearly four years since completing his sentence at Guantanamo Bay for providing "material support to terrorism" -- six years of domestic service to Osama bin Laden as gardener, bodyguard and...
  • The Bush memos: What do they reveal?

    The Bush memos: What do they reveal?
    Today's topic: What do the memos that have been released so far show about the Bush administration's interrogation practices? Complete Dust-Up: Day 1  |  Day 2  |  Day 3 How much did Bush know, and when did he know it? Point: David Kaye The Obama...
  • Torture and the CIA: Investigate White House higher-ups?

    Torture and the CIA: Investigate White House higher-ups?
    Today's topic: Should Department of Justice investigator John Durham expand his inquiry to include investigating higher-ups in the Bush administration? Policymakers must be held accountable Point: David Kaye Intelligence officers were merely the tip...