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Colombian paramilitaries advance as peace plebiscite approaches

Paramilitary violence threatens efforts to end Colombia's 52-year civil war. Time to demand the U.S. government no longer support them.

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Turkey’s authoritarian president Erdogan is big winner after failed coup

As the dust settles from the Turkish coup, there are obvious winners and losers, but predicting things in the Middle East these days is a tricky business.

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Dangerous seas: War danger escalates in the Pacific

Recent events combined with historical strains reaching back 60 years have turned the western Pacific into one of the most hazardous spots on the globe.

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British Iraq War report is damning for former PM Tony Blair

Report on the UK's role in ginning up the Iraq war is damning, but doesn't go far enough in condemning the killing of Iraqi civilians.

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Another tragic anniversary this week: July 20, 1944 in Germany

This date marked an attempt to kill Adolf Hitler and overthrow the Third Reich.  That too should be remembered.

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Attempted Coup: We want neither the coup nor the one-man dictatorship!

The defeat of the coup alone does not mean that Turkey has a democracy.

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NATO games 2016: War machine slipping under the radar?

NATO recently wrapped up the largest war games in Eastern Europe since World War II. Some say the alliance's actions are pushing Europe toward a new Cold War.

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Germany: Drones and new tones

On June 11, 5,000 people came by bus, train, car, a few by bicycle, defying nasty weather to circle the Ramstein Air Base and demand it's closing.

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This week in history: Nazis invade Soviet Union 75 years ago

Seventy-five years ago this week, in Operation Barbarossa, German forces suddenly invaded the Soviet Union.

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Growth of far right party cause for alarm in Germany

Most alarming, since Germany is the strongest, most central European country, is the strength of its far-right Alternative for Germany.

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