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A Preference for Peace: Not the Same Thing as Support for the Bogeyman of the Week
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Saturday, 09 February 2019
A Preference for Peace: Not the Same Thing as Support for the Bogeyman of the Week
I’m not ashamed to admit it: I’m a peacenik. I think war is a bad thing. I’ve seen it up close and personal as an infantryman, and I’d like to see less of it, preferably none at all, either up close or from a distance. In part, this desire also makes me a “non-interventionist....
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Commentary: Trump is risking an ISIS resurrection
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Saturday, 09 February 2019
Commentary: Trump is risking an ISIS resurrection
In the U.S. Navy, we say that every sailor is a firefighter. That’s because when a fire breaks out on a ship at sea — a real threat given the combustible mixtu...
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Jihadists get life for deadly 2015 Tunisia attacks on tourists
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Saturday, 09 February 2019
Jihadists get life for deadly 2015 Tunisia attacks on tourists
The court heard that the two attacks, both claimed by the Islamic State group (IS), were closely linked. Several defendants pointed to the fugitive Chamseddine...
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Fleeing Raqqa, 10,000 refugees mass at camp north of Syrian city: MSF
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Saturday, 09 February 2019
Fleeing Raqqa, 10,000 refugees mass at camp north of Syrian city: MSF
FILE PHOTO: Internally displaced people who fled Raqqa city ride a vehicle with their belongings in a camp near Ain Issa, Raqqa Governorate, Syria May 19, 2017...
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39 die, dozens sick in India from drinking spurious liquor
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Saturday, 09 February 2019
39 die, dozens sick in India from drinking spurious liquor
Purchase: Order Reprint NEW DELHI — Police say 39 people have died and another 27 fallen sick from drinking spurious liquor containing toxic methanol in severa...
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.