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The French government's response to the Paris attacks sticks to a familiar script
The French president flexed his military might. Now he wants to expand his government's power.
France strikes back
In mostly symbolic attacks, France strikes the Syrian city of Raqqa dozens of times.
After the Paris attacks, all the talk is of more war
More than 14 years later, the 'War on Terror' marches on. Perhaps there's another solution?
It's official: Myanmar's military was defeated in free elections
The next couple of months are going to be really interesting for Myanmar.
Kurdish forces launch offensive to take back Sinjar in northern Iraq
Sinjar's fall more than a year ago partly compelled the US to launch its air campaign.
EU to require labels identifying goods that come from Israeli settlements
Anything sold in the EU and produced in territories occupied by Israel since 1967 will be subject to special labeling.
Catalonia keeps pushing to secede from Spain, whether you like it or not
Popular support for independence among Catalans, though, is debatable.
The military just got crushed in Myanmar
National elections in Myanmar appear to have given the opposition democratic party a huge mandate.
You'd think Aung San Suu Kyi was running for president
Her National League for Democracy doesn't mind a bit of early celebration, especially when The Lady herself has said she will be 'above the president.'
Ever had your air travel plans described as 'fluid'? It's not good news
Thousands of British tourists are stranded today — not to mention exhausted and ornery — after most of easyJet's "rescue" flights out of Sharm al-Sheikh were canceled.
The US is pretty sure Metrojet Flight 9268 was bombed
Russia and Egypt? Not so much.
China's first-ever summit with Taiwan is one for the history books
Two Chinas, two presidents and the first meeting in more than 60 years.
President Sisi says Sinai security is under Egypt's 'full control'
You sure about that, Mr. President? Egypt’s authorities have been waging their very own war on terror in the Sinai for years.
What Turkey's stunning election means for the world
The party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan just won a majority. Not everyone is happy about that.
How does a jet break apart in the air?
Questions abound after an Airbus A321 airliner crashed in Sinai on Saturday, killing all 224 people on board.
The Syrian peace talks are going about as well as you'd expect
Aside from the fact that no representative from Syria is there, the discussions among the US, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Russia, are deeply strained.
China's one-child policy is now a two-child policy
Fearing the economic and social repercussions of a decades-old policy, Communist leaders decide to make a change.
Iran will join the US for talks on the Syrian conflict
Iran's supreme leader said there would be no more discussions with America after the Iran deal. Seems things have changed.
US warship enters waters claimed by China
A whole lot of military posturing is going on these days in the South China Sea.
Massive earthquake strikes Afghanistan and Pakistan
At least 200 people have been killed so far in a quake felt all over South Asia.
Tony Blair is kind of sorry about the Islamic State
It may be obvious, though bears repeating: Saddam Hussein's ouster led directly to the rise of IS.
School attack in Sweden motivated by anti-immigrant racism, police say
The attacker sympathized with Hitler and supported the country's far-right political party.
Here is what's happening in Benghazi these days
Libya is deeply divided and still at war.
Assad and Putin met up in Moscow yesterday
Oh to be a fly on that wall.
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.