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The Liberals have trounced the Conservatives in the Canadian elections
Justin Trudeau, the new Canadian prime minister, has promised 'sunny ways' ahead.
The Canadian elections today are actually kind of exciting
It is too close to call, as they say.
4 Israeli cities effectively ban Arab workers from their schools
It's hard to see how tensions will abate as Israel ups security and 'lone wolf' attackers continue to hit the streets.
EU solution to refugee crisis: Pay Turkey to deal with it
Turkey has already taken in 2.5 million refugees, far more than anyone else.
America’s longest war just got a little longer ... again
President Obama announced today that the US will delay its withdrawal from Afghanistan.
It is dangerously tense in Jerusalem right now
Yet the democratic American presidential hopefuls had nothing to say about it, or really any other foreign policy issue.
Investigation says Russian missile almost definitely downed MH17
The Dutch investigators stopped short of assigning blame, they'll let Dutch prosecutors do that instead.
Iranian court finds Washington Post reporter guilty of espionage
Jason Rezaian holds both Iranian and American citizenship. He has been in a notorious Iranian prison, known for holding political prisoners, for 14 months.
Whoever bombed Ankara succeeded in further polarizing Turkish society
The government has made it clear that elections will still be held on Nov. 1. Let's hope there are no more opening acts.
Tunisians awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
The North African country that launched the Arab Spring continues to be an example for the whole world.
A call and an apology for the bombing of a hospital is apparently not enough these days
The Doctors Without Borders president was unimpressed with a phone call from the US president.
Doctors Without Borders calls for international inquiry into US bombing of Afghan hospital
Even war has rules, the aid organization said.
With the Trans-Pacific Partnership, there is always a 'but'
Pretty much everything about the world's biggest trade deal is good. And bad.
The US plans to arm more people and drop more bombs on Syria
A plan is in motion to take the Islamic State's de facto capital.
So much for a troop withdrawal in Afghanistan. Now we're bombing hospitals
Kunduz remains the scene of fierce fighting since the Taliban took over a week ago. Except now MSF has closed its hospital, so there are far fewer people to treat the wounded.
At a loss for words after Thursday's shooting? Consider this one: Terrorism
Americans are the biggest terror threat in America.
Where would Afghanistan be today if the US and Russia had just left it alone?
The two superpowers might be able to draw some lessons from the past.
Russia is launching airstrikes on Syria now, too
Soon it will be easier to list who isn’t bombing Syria than to list who is.
As everyone talks war in Syria, war in Afghanistan drags on
The Taliban has seized a major city in northern Afghanistan. Now the Afghan army is trying to take it back.
It's like peace, only different: Finding a solution to Syria
World leaders are trying to figure out what to do about Syria at the UN today.
With air strikes, France says IS more important than Assad
It used to be that France said it wouldn't do anything, however indirect, to help Assad. But that was then.
UN to adopt ambitious new goals today
The UN General Assembly is underway.
Pope's comments on child sex abuse anger victims
Pope Francis praised his clergy in its handling of child sex scandals in the United States.
Xi Jinping and Pope Francis compete for attention in the United States
Guess who is winning.
Pope Francis visits the United States for the first time in his life
Will he address the continuing saga of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church?
In his first state visit to America, China's president will start in Seattle
He will be meeting 15 of the top American tech executives. Here's why.
The pope wants Cubans to focus on themselves, but not too much
In his much anticipated mass in Havana, Pope Francis reminded Cubans that they serve people not ideas.
The Japanese are fighting over their country's status as a pacifist country
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to amend the constitution so he can fight foreign wars. But many Japanese are having none of it.
Every Republican candidate did something weird last night
Foreign policy dominates second Republican debate.
The US military may be fabricating intelligence reports about its war with the Islamic State
The war is not going as well as some senior officers might like to think, intelligence analysts say.
North Korea says it can drop a nuclear bomb on the US at 'any time'
But no one really believes it.