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Why Latin American diplomats are pulling out of Israel

More and more of the region’s governments are yanking their ambassadors out of Israel in protest.... Read more»1

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Tunisia furious as Libya fighting spills over border

Gaddafi’s forces drive rebels from an outpost near the western Libyan town of Wazen, shutting off one of their supply lines and chasing them into Tunisia.... Read more»

Mass protests erupt across Syria, despite army presence

Military stationed around Damascus and other cities failed to deter thousands of demonstrators from rallying to demand the ouster President Bashar al-Assad.... Read more»

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Gen. Petraeus reflects on career, family

Following a career of chaos and uncertainty, U.S. general looks to the future with focus and determination following a life of peril in war-torn regions.... Read more»

Can security reform save Mexico?

The sheer number of victims shot or beaten to death and buried in pits near the Texas border has shocked the Mexican public to the core. The country is looking at martial law powers and a new national police in the face of a security crisis.... Read more»

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Petraeus' legacy is on line at defining moment

Afghanistan’s “fighting season” is about to begin. As troops are bolstered in the region, Gen. Petraeus’ expected final days in the field could reflect a turning point in the 10-year-conflict.... Read more»

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah announce unity deal

Rival Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, announced Wednesday in a surprise move that they have reached an agreement to reunite their governments after years of fighting, arrests and vicious attacks. The factions said they will create an interim unity government and hold elections within a year.... Read more»


British royal wedding: Who wins the Crown of Shame?

The media might have gotten carried away with royal wedding news. The royal reporting awards honor the madness of the race for ratings and readers.... Read more»

Apple: Big Brother no more?

Apple says it’s not tracking you on your iPhone or iPad. “Apple has never done so and has no plans to ever do so,” the company said on its website Wednesday.... Read more»

Border reservation a smuggler's playground

Until now, the U.S. has focused most of its security efforts on its border with Mexico. But its porous northern frontier is set to come under greater scrutiny following recent warnings of terrorist threats. Organized crime uses the highly porous Mohawk reservation as a conduit for illicit cargo, including cigarettes and firearms.... Read more»

Ann Coulter: Let's fight wars for oil

How might the Tea Party use the world’s most powerful army? Author Ann Coulter provided some clues in a speech last week.... Read more»

Afghanistan’s great escape

More than 470 Taliban detainees broke out of Kandahar’s toughest prison, and nobody noticed. (with video)... Read more»

Reporter detained in Libya allowed to call home

GlobalPost correspondent James Foley called his mother at her home in New Hampshire on Saturday in the first contact he has been allowed to make since forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi first detained him on April 5.... Read more»

British royal wedding: A match three decades in the making

The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is what royal matchmakers had in mind when they introduced Charles to Diana.... Read more»

Price of coffee hits 34-year high

Coffee prices have topped $3 a pound for the first time in more than 34 years. A drop in supplies of high-grade arabica coffee beans and a growing taste for upmarket coffee among the middle classes of China, Brazil, Indonesia and India are blamed for the sharp rise.... Read more»

Canada's dope laws going up in smoke?

Pot lovers are dreaming of July 10, the day Canada’s dope laws go up in smoke. An Ontario judge has struck down key aspects of the country’s marijuana laws, triggering a 90-day countdown when growing, possessing or smoking pot will become legal.... Read more»

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