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US Official: Plane Debris in Indian Ocean Same Type as MH370

A policeman and a gendarme stand next to a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, on July 29, 2015. (Yannick Pitou/AFP/Getty Images)
A policeman and a gendarme stand next to a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, on July 29, 2015. (Yannick Pitou/AFP/Getty Images)

SYDNEY—A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since...


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    Myanmar Ratifies World Chemical Weapons Convention

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands—Myanmar has ratified the chemical weapons convention, bringing the treaty a step closer to its goal of acceptance by every country in the... Read more

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    TORONTO—A U.S. order requiring Fiat Chrysler to buy back thousands of Dodge Ram pickups and Chrysler SUVs does not apply to Canada, a discrepancy that... Read more

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    Ban Confederate Flag in Canada, Nova Scotia Group Urges

    HALIFAX—A group of Nova Scotia residents is calling for all levels of government to take action to ban the use or display of the Confederate... Read more

  • Olivia Chow and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair hold a press conference in Toronto on July 28, 2015. Former MP Olivia Chow is making a comeback to the NDP ahead of the upcoming federal election. Chow announced she's running in the Toronto riding of Spadina-Fort York. (The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese)

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    Anonymous Hacktivists Threaten Canada With Leak of Classified Information

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    Anniversary of Falun Gong Persecution Sees Wave of Lawsuits Against Main Persecutor

    More than 103,000 people in China and around the world have filed criminal complaints against former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin for his lead role in... Read more

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    Feds to Run $1B Deficit Based on Bank of Canada Forecast: PBO

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    CALGARY—Canada’s two largest railways are reporting job cuts of up to 900 people as falling shipments of oil, grain, and coal take a toll on... Read more

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    Groups Urge Action to Avoid Mine Disasters Like Mount Polley

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    Canada ‘Gravely Concerned’ for Detained Chinese Rights Lawyer

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    CALGARY—Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is downplaying concerns that a lifting of Iranian sanctions would harm the province’s energy sector, though experts warned the Islamic republic’s... Read more

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    Pan Am Buzz Grows with News that Kanye West to Perform at Closing Ceremony

    TORONTO—The buzz for the Pan Am Games just grew considerably stronger: Kanye West will perform at the closing ceremony. The organizing committee confirmed Wednesday that... Read more

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    Victoria, Montreal, Gatineau Top Cities for Women to Live In

    TORONTO—A new study has found that life is better for women who live in cities such as Victoria, Gatineau, Que., and Montreal compared to Edmonton,... Read more

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    Harper’s Office Attacks Mulcair, Trudeau After Rate Cut by Bank of Canada

    OTTAWA—The Conservative government tried to turn bad economic news to its political advantage as the Bank of Canada outlined a less-than-rosy financial forecast for the... Read more

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    Record Warm Ocean Temperatures Affect BC Salmon Stocks

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    Premiers Commit to Commission Recommendations After Meeting with Native Leaders

    HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L.—Canada’s premiers support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations and will act on them with or without Ottawa’s help, Newfoundland and Labrador... Read more

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    Le Chateau Reintroduces Itself to Young Professionals in Canada

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    Confucius Institute in Russia Threatened With Closure in Legal Case

    China’s Confucius Institute, a controversial arm of the Chinese regime’s public diplomacy apparatus, is coming under pressure in Russia, with prosecutors from the city of... Read more

  • Supporters of the main opposition party, the conservative Law and Justice, wave Polish national flags as they gather at the Three Crosses square in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, to protest the results of recent local elections, which party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski says were falsified. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    Anger Grows Over Two-Speed Poland, Fueling Political Shift

    PIONKI, Poland—Marek Bogacki feels life in Poland 26 years after the fall of communism could hardly be better. Wearing a fine shirt and tie and... Read more

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    Eurotunnel: 37,000 Migrant Crossing Attempts Blocked

    CALAIS, France—Migrants rushed the tunnel linking France and England repeatedly for a second night on Wednesday and one man was crushed by a truck in... Read more

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    Greece, Creditors Get Down to Business on Bailout Deal

    ATHENS, Greece—Technical talks over Greece’s third bailout in five years are poised to start in the next day or so as negotiators representing the country’s... Read more

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    Turkey Calls for NATO Meeting to Discuss Security Threats

    ANKARA, Turkey—Turkey on Sunday called for a meeting of its NATO allies to discuss threats to its security and its airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants... Read more

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    Paris Police Open Fire on Car at Tour de France Barricades

    PARIS—Paris police were searching for four occupants of a car that struck a taxi and tried to crash barricades set up near the Tour de... Read more

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, FIFA President Sepp Blatter with his partner Linda Barras walk before the 2018 World Cup preliminary draw in the Konstantin palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 25, 2015. (Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

    Romanov Palace Imperial Setting for Imperious FIFA

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia— Sepp the Great came to an old Romanov chateau for what he promises will be his final World Cup draw as FIFA... Read more

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    Ukraine’s New Police on Charm Offensive in Kiev

    KIEV, Ukraine—Only a few months ago, Kiev residents would normally avoid the police if they could help it. The officer would be of no use... Read more

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    Germany Rejects Criticism of Its Business Ambitions in Iran

    BERLIN—In the race to secure business deals with Iran, Germany was quickest out of the blocks. On Sunday, July 19, Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel became... Read more

  • French farmers block the road leading to the famed Le Mont Saint Michel, France, Thursday July 23, 2015, hoping to get more government help to counteract cheap imports and pressure from grocery chains. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

    French Farmers Block Alpine Roads Over Low Meat, Milk Prices

    PARIS (AP) — Angry French farmers relented Thursday after a day of protesting low milk and meat prices by blocking roads to Mont Saint-Michel and... Read more

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    Financial Times Owner in ‘Advanced’ Talks on Potential Sale

    LONDON – Pearson PLC, the owner of the Financial Times, said Thursday it’s in “advanced discussions” about the potential sale of FT Group. The FT... Read more

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    Greece Clears Final Reform Hurdle Before New Bailout Talks

    ATHENS, Greece—Greece’s radical left-led government survived another revolt by rebels in the early hours of Thursday, passing reforms that should pave the way for the... Read more

  • Activists from the Right Sector party confront  police who are blocking a street leading to the Ukrainian Presidential administration building in Kiev, Ukraine, on Saturday, July 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

    Hundreds of Ukrainian Right-Wingers Rally Against Kiev Govt

    KIEV, Ukraine—Hundreds of Ukrainian right-wingers are rallying in Kiev to protest government policies. The radical Right Sector group was one of the most militant factions... Read more

  • Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) and Finance Minister Euclide Tsakalotos leave at the end of an Eurozone Summit over the Greek debt crisis in Brussels on July 13, 2015. (Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images)

    Greece’s Tsipras Stays Popular Despite Bailout Hardship

    ATHENS, Greece—Under Alexis Tsipras, Greece slid back into recession, sank deeper into debt and found itself pushed to the brink of bankruptcy. Then after rejecting... Read more

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    German Officials to Ask US for Clarity on Latest Spy Claims

    BERLIN—Germany’s Foreign Ministry says it’s asking the U.S. government to clarify the latest spying allegations published by WikiLeaks. The secrecy-spilling website published a document late... Read more

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    Lithuania Removes Remaining Soviet-Era Statues in Capital

    VILNIUS, Lithuania—Workers in Lithuania on Monday, July 20, began dismantling the last Soviet statues in the capital, following calls prompted by the Ukraine crisis that... Read more

  • An elderly man leaves a branch of the National Bank of Greece in Athens, Monday, July 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Greek Banks Reopen but Cash Limits Remain and Taxes Soar

    ATHENS, Greece—Greece set a series of landmarks Monday it hopes will shore up its battered economy following months of crisis that threatened its place in... Read more

  • FIFA president Sepp Blatter is photographed while banknotes thrown by British comedian Simon Brodkin hurtle through the air during a press conference following the extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee at the headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, on July 20, 2015.

    FIFA’s Blatter Doused With Money at Press Conference

    ZURICH—Sepp Blatter’s news conference at FIFA was disrupted and delayed Monday by a British comedian’s stunt. As Blatter took his seat, performer Simon Brodkin rose... Read more

  • People walk past the Bank of Greece headquarters, in central Athens, on Friday, March 6, 2015 . European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said the ECB "stood ready" to once again permit Greek banks to use junk-rated Greek government bonds as collateral to get credit from the ECB. That would happen as soon as the bank assesses that Greece is likely to successfully complete a creditor review of its progress. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Greek Banks to Reopen Monday but Cash Restrictions Remain

    ATHENS, Greece—Greek banks are reopening Monday after a forced 3-week closure but restrictions on cash withdrawals will remain. In a decree Saturday, the Greek government... Read more

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends debates prior to a vote over the third EU financial aid package to Greece at an extraordinary session of the German parliament, the Bundestag, on July 17, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

    Greek Bailout Takes Two Leaps Forward

    ATHENS, Greece—Greece’s proposed bailout cleared further key hurdles Friday after German lawmakers overwhelmingly gave their backing to another financial rescue and the European Union said it would... Read more

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    Artisans in the Developing World, and Why They Matter to Us

    This three-part series raises thought-provoking questions about women artisans in the developing world who are survivors of human trafficking and other travails. These hard-working women... Read more

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    E-commerce Site Helps Survivor Women Artisans to Earn

    This three-part series raises thought-provoking questions about women artisans in the developing world who are survivors of human trafficking and other travails. These hard-working women... Read more

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    Stampede Kills 27 During Religious Bathing Festival in India

    HYDERABAD, India—At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured Tuesday in a stampede during a Hindu religious bathing festival on a river bank in... Read more

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    India Census Says 70 Percent Live in Villages, Most Are Poor

    NEW DELHI— India released new data Friday showing that more than 70 percent of its people live in villages, with the majority extremely poor and... Read more

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  • In Thursday, April 17, 2014, Syrian refugee Moath Kabesh 13, poses with his soccer ball at Zaatari refugee camp, near the Syrian border in Mafraq, Jordan. In Jordan, some 93,000 Syrian children are out of school, according to UNICEF _ most because they have missed too much school already and are ineligible. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    Report: Economic Growth Failing to Help World’s Poorest Kids

    NEW DELHI— Global resolve to rescue impoverished children from lives of squalor, disease and hunger has fallen short, with economic development in many countries still... Read more

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    Tainted Liquor Kills 84 in India’s Financial Hub of Mumbai

    NEW DELHI— The death toll from drinking tainted liquor in a Mumbai slum climbed to 84 in the worst incident of its kind in more... Read more

  • Indian students participate in a silent march urging the Indian government to lift the ban on the documentary film 'India's Daughter', in Bangalore on March 13, 2015. The students appealed to the government that banning the documentary by film maker Leslee Udwin was not justified as it throws light on the mindset of a sector of people which blame women for everything including rape. AFP PHOTO / Manjunath KIRAN (Photo credit should read Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

    Freedom of Speech in the World’s Largest Democracy Is Increasingly Elusive

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  • An Indian man rests on the road side during a hot summer day in Allahabad on May 22, 2015. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)

    India’s Poor Live and Die on the Streets; No Escape From Deadly Heat Wave

    “Cover properly, have light color clothes, take umbrella, take care, be in cool area—had they taken such care, this could have been avoided,” said B.R... Read more

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    India’s Sanskrit Revival Has the Flavor of Historical Caste Control

    The new Indian government has engaged the country in a controversial revival of a relatively obscure ancient language. So far, it has required students to replace the study... Read more

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    India Restricts Greenpeace, Ford Foundation Over Internal Security Concerns

    Last month, the Indian government placed tight restrictions on two major international NGOs operating in the country, claiming the organizations misreported donations and funded groups not... Read more

  • Indian Prime Miniser Narendra Modi (C) launches the "Make In India" project as Minister for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitaraman looks on in New Delhi on September 25, 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged September 25 to slash red tape and harness the benefits of a huge young population as he launched a campaign to attract global business to manufacture in India. India's business-friendly new leader wants to revive his country's flagging economic fortunes by kickstarting a manufacturing sector long eclipsed by that of neighbouring China. AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN (Photo credit should read RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Steel Firm Failures Suggest Much Work Remains for Indian Government if ‘Make in India’ Is to Succeed

    A South Korea-based steel manufacturing corporation has signaled it may be on the verge of scrapping plans to establish a facility in India capable of producing 12... Read more

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    India Struggles to Curb Developer Fraud

    It is a situation all too typical for Indian homeowners. A local developer promises to build luxurious villas and apartments—in this example it was in the heart... Read more

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    Indian Business Guru Teaches Wealth Creation Through Mentoring

    Silicon Valley insider Venk Shukla has enjoyed a colorful past. He has led a scholarship fund for the poorest kids in India to become doctoral... Read more

  • An Indian man reads a newspaper with front-page news of Nepal earthquake in Mumbai, India, Sunday, April 26, 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

    Indian Media Berated for Insensitive Reporting of Nepal Quake

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    Relations Between Canada and India Back on Track, Visiting PM Says

    OTTAWA—The relationship between India and Canada is now back on track, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Wednesday after signing a number of bilateral agreements,... Read more

  • Two rickshaw pullers wait their turn to consult a doctor about drug addition treatments at a free street clinic in old Delhi on Feb. 9, 2015. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    Street Clinic in Delhi Gives a Leg Up to the Homeless

    NEW DELHI— Every Monday and Thursday a street side clinic for drug addicts, homeless, and the mentally ill appears amidst the clatter of hawkers and... Read more

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    India Tries Public Shaming to Tackle Its Culture of Public Urination

    NEW DELHI—It’s a common sight in India to see men peeing against walls and trees in public, a problem that is older than the country’s... Read more

  • A woman and her Tsunamika doll at the Upasana Integral Design studio in Auroville, India on Jan. 27, 2015. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    Ten Years After Tsunami in India, ‘Tsunamika’ Dolls Still Helping People Rebuild

    PUDUCHERRY, India—A tsunami struck India’s southern coasts in December of 2004, whisking away the livelihoods of fisherman whose boats and other equipment they depended on... Read more

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    Kids in Rural India Are Getting the Wrong Medicine

    Even when health care providers in rural India know the right treatment for childhood diarrhea and pneumonia, they rarely prescribe them correctly, according to a... Read more

  • A policeman and a gendarme stand next to a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, on July 29, 2015. (Yannick Pitou/AFP/Getty Images)

    Wing Piece From Missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 May Have Washed Ashore

    A piece of an airplane wing that could belong to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that went missing over a year ago has washed up on the French island of... Read more

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    Global Markets Stabilize; US Indexes Open Higher on Earnings

    NEW YORK—U.S. stocks are opening higher after UPS, Ford and other big companies reported earnings gains and as markets in China and Europe stabilized. The... Read more

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    NATO Proclaims ‘Strong Solidarity’ With Turkey Against IS

    ISTANBUL—Turkish jets bombed Kurdish rebels inside Turkey on Tuesday as NATO proclaimed its “strong solidarity” with the country’s fight against the Islamic State group but... Read more

  • Ethnic Uighur Muslim boy stand inside a police van in Khlong Hoi Khong of southern Songkhla province, Thailand,  Saturday, March 15, 2014.  (AP Photo/Sumeth Panpetch)

    Malaysia, Cuba Taken Off US Human Trafficking Blacklist

    WASHINGTON—The State Department has taken Malaysia and Cuba off its blacklist of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery, leaving the U.S. open to criticism that... Read more

  • US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter arrives at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Thierry Monasse)

    Defense Secretary Carter Meeting With Kurds in Iraq

    IRBIL, Iraq—U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter held talks Friday with Iraqi Kurdish leaders in their regional capital of Irbil, seeking insights to their military successes... Read more

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    German Officials to Ask US for Clarity on Latest Spy Claims

    BERLIN—Germany’s Foreign Ministry says it’s asking the U.S. government to clarify the latest spying allegations published by WikiLeaks. The secrecy-spilling website published a document late... Read more

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    Turkey Suspects Islamic State Behind Bomb That Killed 31

    ISTANBUL—Authorities suspected the Islamic State group was behind an apparent suicide bombing Monday in southeastern Turkey that killed 31 people and wounded nearly 100 —... Read more

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    UN Endorses Iran Nuclear Deal With 6 World Powers

    UNITED NATIONS—The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously endorsed the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers and authorized a series of measures... Read more

  • An Italian Police officer stands next to mug shots of alleged migrant traffickers shown during a press conference, in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, Monday, April 20, 2015.(AP Photo/Alessandro Fucarini)

    Italy: 4 Italians Kidnapped in Libya Near Eni Complex

    ROME—Four Italian construction workers have been kidnapped in Libya near an industrial complex owned by the Italian energy giant Eni in the western city of... Read more

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    In Arab World, Worries That Deal Will Boost Iran’s Power

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The nuclear deal with Iran was met with a profound wariness in the Arab world, where concerns are widespread that... Read more

  • President Barack Obama, standing with Vice President Joe Biden, conducts a press conference  in the East Room of the White House in response to the Iran Nuclear Deal, on July 14, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Andrew Harnik - Pool/Getty Images)

    Obama Warns Congress Not to Stand in Way of Iran Deal

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  • In this June 29, 2015 photo, a girl born in the Dominican Republic to Haitian parents peers through the window of a government car that will transport her and her family to the border with Haiti, in Santo Domingo, as her family returns voluntarily to their native Haiti after living in the DR several years. (AP Photo/Ezequiel Abiu Lopez)

    Many Leave Dominican Republic for Haiti to Avoid Deportation

    OUANAMINTHE, Haiti—Thousands of people from Haiti or merely of Haitian descent aren’t waiting to see if they’ll be forcibly removed from the Dominican Republic now... Read more

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    Iran Nuclear Deal: Fine ‘New Chapter’ or ‘Historic Mistake’?

    VIENNA—Overcoming decades of hostility, Iran, the United States, and five other world powers struck a historic accord Tuesday to check Tehran’s nuclear efforts short of... Read more

  • British army officers walk on an area with WW1 practise trenches in Gosport, southern England, Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Cameron Says Britain Needs More Drones to Combat ISIS Threat

    LONDON—Britain’s military should invest more in drones and elite troops to help counter the threat from the ISIS, Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday, calling... Read more

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) speaks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, as they walk in Geneva, Switzerland, ahead of the next round of nuclear discussions, on Jan. 14, 2015. Should the talks over Iran's nuclear program collapse, the alternatives are not appealing: the war option that the United States has kept on the table has few fans, and the world does not seem willing to truly bring Iran to its knees by shutting off the flow of capital and goods. (Laurent Gillieron/AP)

    Iran Talks Hit Final Stage but Deal Remains Elusive

    VIENNA—Disputes over attempts to probe Tehran’s alleged work on nuclear weapons unexpectedly persisted at Iran nuclear talks on Monday, diplomats said, threatening plans to wrap... Read more

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    We Are Missing Opportunities to Rein in Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Says OECD Head

    OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría is calling on governments around the world to take a broad, long term view with “core climate policies” to redirect energy... Read more

  • Syrian refugee children walk at an informal refugee camp in the area of Zahrani, south of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on July 9, 2015. (Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images)

    More Than 4 Million Refugees Have Now Fled Syria, UN Says

    ISTANBUL—More than 4 million Syrians have fled abroad since the 2011 outbreak of civil war, the largest number from any crisis in almost 25 years,... Read more

  • Despite recent security concerns a quarter of a million or one in six of InterNations’ Expat members live in African countries. The majority of these people thrive in some of the continent’s largest economies where, according to the 'InterNations Expat insider 2014 survey', the highest percentage of expatriates (12%) make more than 250,000USD annually. This compares with 3% globally. (Image credit: Fotolia)

    Expat Feedback from Africa

    Recent information released by InterNations, the worldwide Expatriate Networking Organisation with 1.7 million members, from its “Expat insider 2014 survey” provides insights into expatriate opportunities... Read more

  • The Jogbahn Clan was threatened with a land grab, but the community refused to be weakened by division and eventually secured a crucial meeting with the Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf where she committed to supporting the Clan protect their land from being grabbed. This is a landmark victory for communities in a country where over 50 percent of the land has been given to companies without the involvement of the communities that live on and customarily own the land. (FoEI / ATI - Jason Taylor)

    Land: Is It Still Our Common Ground?

    Devlin Kuyek is a senior researcher with GRAIN, a small international non-profit organization that works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled... Read more

  • A newly cleared site of hundreds of acres by the lakeside near Kalangala, Uganda. This land assumed by locals to be common land and therefore for public use was all of a sudden in the hands of the plantation owner, BIDCO. Within three months the forest was destroyed, trees felled and pushed into the ground to rot and provide nutrients for the soils. (FoEI / ATI - Jason Taylor)

    Land: Is It Still Our Common Ground?

    “All the property that is necessary to a Man, for the Conservation of the Individual and the Propagation of the Species, is his natural Right, which none... Read more

  • Mullah Omar, chief of the Taliban, in this undated photo. (Getty Images)

    Taliban Leader Mullah Omar, Reclusive in Life and Death

    Mullah Mohammad Omar, the secretive head of the Taliban and an al-Qaida ally who led a bloody insurgency against U.S.-led forces, eluded capture for more... Read more

  • A US Navy F-18E Super Hornet supporting operations against the militant Islamic State group, leaves after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq, on Oct. 4, 2014. US-led airstrikes and Iranian aid have helped Iraqi troops, militiamen and Kurdish fighters take back bits around Islamic State-held territory, but recapturing it all remains far out of reach for this country held hostage. (AP Photo/US Air Force, Shawn Nickel)

    Official: Turkish Jets Pound PKK Positions in Iraq

    ANKARA, Turkey—Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq in a new raid against the separatist group, authorities said Wednesday, as Turkey’s opposition pro-Kurdish... Read more

  • An Israeli crane lifts a section of concrete as they build a defensive wall around the Israeli settlement of Beit El, in the occupied West Bank north of Ramallah on April 7, 2015, next to a road used by Palestinians from the adjacent Jalazon refugee camp. (Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

    Israel OKs Settlement Building Amid Standoff With Settlers

    JERUSALEM—The Israeli Prime Minister’s office said Wednesday it has approved the “immediate construction” of 300 housing units in the West Bank settlement of Beit El... Read more

  • In this Tuesday, July 14, 2015 photo, Iraqi volunteers with Popular Mobilization Forces train at a volunteers center in Baghdad, Iraq. The Associated Press has found that militia forces battling the Islamic State group are actively training children under 18 years old. (AP Photo/Vivian Salama)

    Summer Camp for Iraqi Shiite Boys: Training to Fight ISIS

    BAGHDAD—A quiet middle-class Shiite neighborhood in western Baghdad was transformed recently into a mini-boot camp, training teenagers for battle against the ISIS group. The Shiite boys... Read more

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    NATO Proclaims ‘Strong Solidarity’ With Turkey Against IS

    ISTANBUL—Turkish jets bombed Kurdish rebels inside Turkey on Tuesday as NATO proclaimed its “strong solidarity” with the country’s fight against the Islamic State group but... Read more

  • In this photograph taken on July 18, 2015, Afghan children play with plastic guns as they celebrate the second day of Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, on the outskirts of Jalalabad city in eastern Nangarhar province. Afghanistan banned the sale of imitation Kalashnikovs and other toy guns July 21 after they caused injuries to more than 100 people during Eid celebrations, seeking to curb a culture of violence among children. AFP PHOTO/ Noorullah Shirzada (Photo credit should read Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)

    In an Afghanistan Awash in Arms, a Push to Ban Toy Guns

    KABUL, Afghanistan—The weapons of Afghanistan’s long decades of war can be seen almost everywhere, from the burned-out hulks of Soviet tanks to the Kalashnikov assault... Read more

  • Smoke billows following an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on May 11, in the capital Sanaa. the Saudi war in Yemen stands little chance of success without significant ground forces. (Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images)

    Yemen Airstrikes Resume; 15 Allied Fighters Killed

    SANAA, Yemen—The Saudi-led coalition launched new airstrikes in at least two Yemeni provinces Monday, piercing a humanitarian pause that started at midnight Sunday, security officials... Read more

  • Shiite fighters, known as Houthis, wearing army uniforms escort the convoy of Ismail Weld al-Sheikh, new U.N. special envoy to Yemen, at the international airport in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition kept up their airstrikes targeting the positions of Yemen's Shiite rebels and their allies around the capital, Sanaa, hours ahead of a humanitarian cease-fire set to begin on Tuesday evening. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Yemen Ground Fighting Rages After Airstrikes Pause

    SANAA, Yemen—Shiite rebels and their opponents battled across several provinces Monday after the start of a five-day humanitarian pause in the Saudi-led air campaign, Yemeni... Read more

  • Syrians stand on the rubble of buildings after a missile fired by Syrian government forces hit a residential area in the Maghayir district in the old quarter of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on July 21, 2015.   (KARAM AL-MASRI/AFP/Getty Images)

    US, Turkey Aim for ISIS-Free Zone in Northern Syria

    BEIRUT—The United States and Turkey are finalizing plans for a military campaign to push the Islamic State group out of a strip of Syrian territory... Read more

  • In this Saturday, July 25, 2015 photo, an Afghan boy plays with his friends using a toy gun, in Kabul, Afghanistan. At least 184 people, nearly all children, suffered eye injuries over the recent Eid al-Fitr holiday from toy weapons that fire BB pellets and rubber shot, health officials said. In response, authorities have called on police to destroy all the toy guns officers comes across. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    In an Afghanistan Awash in Arms, a Push to Ban Toy Guns

    KABUL, Afghanistan—The weapons of Afghanistan’s long decades of war can be seen almost everywhere, from the burned-out hulks of Soviet tanks to the Kalashnikov assault... Read more

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    Syria’s Embattled President Admits Manpower Shortage

    BEIRUT—In his first public address in a year, embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad vowed Sunday to win his country’s long-running civil war while acknowledging that... Read more

  • In this Thursday, July, 23, 2015 photo, Iraqi Army soldiers patrol with new U.S.-made weapons and armored vehicles in an eastern suburb of Ramadi, backed by Shiite and Sunni pro-government fighters and U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against Islamic State group positions in Anbar province, Iraq. For the first time, Iraqi troops trained by the U.S.-led coalition have been added to the assault force Iraq is using to retake the city of Ramadi, a U.S. military official said Thursday. (AP Photo)

    Officials: Iraqi Forces Retake Anbar University Near Ramadi

    BAGHDAD— Iraqi government forces recaptured Anbar University from the Islamic State militant group Sunday after hours of fierce clashes, provincial officials said, as part of... Read more

  • An Afghan security force aim his weapon during a battle with Taliban insurgents in the Chahardara district of Kunduz province northern of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, May 3, 2015. Afghan officials say fierce fighting between government forces and Taliban insurgents in northern Afghanistan has forced thousands of people to flee their homes. Meher Khuda Sabar, an official in the Refugee and Repatriation Ministry, said Sunday around 2,000 families have been displaced since the Taliban launched a surprise attack near the city of Kunduz nine days ago. (AP Photo/Bashir Khan Safi)

    Taliban Take Remote Afghan Police Base After Mass Surrender

    KABUL, Afghanistan— The Taliban took control of a large police base in a remote part of northeastern Afghanistan after some 100 police and border guards... Read more

  • Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sits at a desk at the Arab Summit in Beirut, Lebanon, March 27, 2002. (Courtney Kealy/Getty Images)

    Syria’s Embattled President Vows to Win Bloody Civil War

    BEIRUT— In his first public address in a year, embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad vowed Sunday to win his country’s long-running civil war while acknowledging... Read more

  • US Turkey Islamic State

    Turkey Couples ISIS Bombing Runs With Striking Kurdish Targets

    ANKARA, Turkey—Turkey’s sudden willingness to bomb ISIS extremists in Syria while pounding Kurdish rebels in Iraq are signs Turkey may have joined the fight against ISIS so... Read more

  • US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter arrives at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Thierry Monasse)

    Defense Secretary Carter Meeting With Kurds in Iraq

    IRBIL, Iraq—U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter held talks Friday with Iraqi Kurdish leaders in their regional capital of Irbil, seeking insights to their military successes... Read more

  • Mideast Israel Palestinians Imperiled Village

    A Palestinian Village Braces for Israeli Demolition

    SUSIYA, West Bank—Residents of this dusty village are bracing for Israeli bulldozers to come and knock down their makeshift homes of tarp, wood and wire... Read more

  • Turkey Syria Airstrikes

    Turkish Bombing of Islamic State Marks End of Tacit Truce

    ISTANBUL—Last month, the first edition of the Islamic State group’s Turkish-language magazine contained not a word of criticism of the Turkish government. This week, the... Read more

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    Best of Two-Time Pulitzer Photographer Muhammed Muheisen (Photos)

    When Muhammed Muheisen won his first Pulitzer Prize, he wasn’t even 25 yet. He was born in Jerusalem in 1981 and, with a degree in journalism... Read more

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 file photo, Hadi Bahra, a senior member of the Syrian National Coalition, the country's main political opposition group in exile, speaks during a press conference following his meeting with the Arab League's Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby at the league's headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

    Syria’s 2 Main Opposition Groups Agree on ‘Roadmap’

    BEIRUT — Syria’s two main political opposition groups agreed on Thursday on a unified “roadmap” for a political solution to the country’s long-running civil war,... Read more


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