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Fear is growing that Mexico's drug war violence will spill over onto American soil and some officials are hoping that an increased reliance on unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, will help stem the tide. Read more»

Police at The Grand Palace in Brussels on May 18, 2009. The police presence has increased around Europe since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York.

Some EU lawmakers and civil-rights activists say the post-9/11 solidarity with the United States led to poorly conceived counterterrorism policies that undermine European principles, punishing innocent people instead of potential attackers. Read more»

Mississippi used the anesthetic pentobarbital, manufactured by Danish drugmaker Lundbeck, when it executed Benny Joe Stevens on Tuesday at the state's penitentiary in Parchman, Miss.

Danish drugmaker cries foul, saying the United States is misusing its anesthetic, pentobabital, to kill American criminals on death row. Read more»

Afghan National Army soldiers sprint to formation to present themselves to their Afghan senior leaders and two coalition visitors Tuesday at Camp Shoraback in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Where army and police uniforms are sold like flea-market junk at a bazaar, the Taliban boasts it has infiltrators throughout Afghan security regiments. Read more»

Who exactly is going after Google? And why? Last month, the European Commission, the executive arm of the EU, opened a formal probe into Google's policies regarding the ranking of competitors' websites in its search results, including links to paid advertising, and whether it restricts advertisers from working with Google competitors. Read more»

A screening area at Denver International Airport in March 2009.

“Don’t touch my junk” probably wouldn’t translate well into all 23 official languages of the European Union. But Europeans don’t need a rallying cry to resist what the TSA calls “enhanced pat-downs” and aggrieved travelers are calling “government-approved groping” — it’s not happening in Europe. Read more»

During the two months in 1944 that U.S. airmen Jerry Sorensen and Mac McManaman were hidden the Abeels family home, they only went out once, to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart a couple of blocks away. On the outing, from left, were Sorenson, Clementine Abeels, Jenny Abeels and MacManaman. In Nazi-occupied Brussels, if the Americans had been discovered it could heave meant death for them and the Abeels family.

Even the military - fastidious about taking care of its fallen members - lost track of Staff Sgt. Jerry Sorensen, buried in an "isolated grave" in Belgium in World War II. But while Sorensen may have been forgotten in Washington, D.C., he was never alone, thanks to the devotion of one Belgian woman. Read more» 1

Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupré, Belgium

Stacy was just 17 months old, and Nancy, 3 months, when Lt. Col. Morris “Mo” Crossen was killed at age 28. An Army Air Forces pilot who was deputy commander of the 367th Fighter Group, he was shot down on Oct. 20, 1944. Read more»

It's hard not to feel sorry for Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou. For months, the financial markets have spat on his efforts to enact dramatic enough austerity measures to begin bringing his country's enormous deficit and debt under control. Read more»

Flags in front of the European Parliament, Brussels.

It's not the best of times; it's not the worst of times. But it's surely not the kind of times Brussels and Washington anticipated when Barack Obama took over the White House. Read more»