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    Thailand’s battered image dealt new blow with aviation scare
    Dec04

    Thailand’s battered image dealt new blow with aviation scare

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand, once a poster child for democracy and freedom in turbulent Southeast Asia, has careened over the past two years from one image disaster to the next. First a military coup. Then revelations of slaves in the seafood industry and other human trafficking horrors. In August, a deadly bomb struck central Bangkok. And now, the...

    Britain Beefs Up Its Military As It Joins The Fight Against ISIS In Syria
    Dec04

    Britain Beefs Up Its Military As It Joins The Fight Against ISIS In Syria

    WASHINGTON — Britain has traditionally been considered the U.S.’s closest friend. Now it may once again be one of its most assertive.British Prime Minister David Cameron won strong parliamentary approval on Thursday to go to war in Syria, joining a U.S.-led coalition that is targeting territory there controlled by the Islamic State...

    Lviv Welcomes New US Training of Ukrainian Soldiers
    Dec04

    Lviv Welcomes New US Training of Ukrainian Soldiers

    As sporadic fighting continues between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the U.S. Army has begun training soldiers from Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense in a compound outside of the western city of Lviv. Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports from the city, where locals are both proud of their...

    Lviv Embraces US Training for Ukrainian Soldiers
    Dec04

    Lviv Embraces US Training for Ukrainian Soldiers

    As sporadic fighting continues between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the U.S. Army has begun training soldiers from Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense. The Pentagon early last week began training five battalions of active-duty troops and one for special operations, the AFP news service reported. At least one...

    Kerry calls for Russia to pull back from Ukraine
    Dec03

    Kerry calls for Russia to pull back from Ukraine

    The secretary of state also said the war against religious extremists in Syria will not be won without Arab ground troops. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Kerry Meets Russian Counterpart Amid NATO, Turkey Tensions
    Dec03

    Kerry Meets Russian Counterpart Amid NATO, Turkey Tensions

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met his Russian counterpart in Belgrade Thursday amid tensions over NATO’s invitation to Montenegro to join the alliance. The ongoing battle against Islamic State dominated the annual summit of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Speaking at the OSCE summit in Belgrade, Secretary of...

    Alone in the World
    Dec03

    Alone in the World

    Harvard art historian Jennifer L. Roberts gives her students what looks like, at first glance, an excruciating, perhaps even cruel assignment. She has her students sit with a single painting, sans gadgets and gabbing, for three full hours. Why this? Says Roberts: It is commonly assumed that vision is immediate. It seems direct, uncomplicated, and...

    For Putin, The War on Terror Makes for Good Politics
    Dec03

    For Putin, The War on Terror Makes for Good Politics

    Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his annual address on Thursday. Ukraine was conspicuously absent, but the war on terrorism was not. …read more Source: Foreign...

    WHO Asks Ukraine To Declare A State Of Emergency. The Reason? Polio
    Dec03

    WHO Asks Ukraine To Declare A State Of Emergency. The Reason? Polio

    Two cases in September raised concern about the country’s low vaccination rate. And a new government campaign to inoculate kids is falling short. …read more Source:...

    Syria: Mission Possible?
    Dec03

    Syria: Mission Possible?

    Imagine this new TV series coming to HBO in 2016. The planet faces an unprecedented peril. The international community brings together a team of experts, each one with a different specialty: the scientist, the general, the computer geek, the engineer, the spook. It’s their job to avert catastrophe.In the pilot episode, we see each member of...