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China's Communist Party elects new leaders

On Thursday November 16, the 18th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) ended in Beijing with the election of a new team of party leaders.

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Middle East: the next four years

Over the next four years the U.S. will face a number of foreign policy issues, most of them regional, some of them global.

World condemns U.S. Cuba policy once again

On Tuesday, the United Nations General Assembly voted, for the twenty-second consecutive time, to condemn the United States' economic blockade against Cuba.

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Arab world on Patraeus: Lebanese woman brings down CIA

The headlines about the Petraeus affair in the Arab world this morning almost universally read something like "Lebanese woman brings down CIA."

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Israel assassinates Hamas military commander

Ahmed al-Jabari and another top Hamas official Mohammed al-Hams were killed during a wave of raids in retaliation for rockets fired into southern Israel.

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Today in history: Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass

On 9-10 November 1938, a series of coordinated attacks against Jews took place throughout Germany and parts of Austria, carried out by the SS elite military forces, the Hitler Youth, and neighborhood gangsters.

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Cuban report to United Nations condemns U.S. blockade

"The best humanitarian aid Cuba could receive - the equivalent of billions of tons - would be to end the blockade."

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War in the East

As Veterans Day in the United States approaches we will likely see a temporary increase in television programming focusing on the wars in which Americans have fought.

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A ragged ragout from Berlin and Swabia

This bulletin is a mix of items - decent news, and not-big news.

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Romney’s hedge fund pals hoping to shape foreign policy

The seizure in the Ghanaian port of Tema of an Argentine ship may serve as a warning of Mitt Romney's entanglement with sleazy "vulture fund capitalists."

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