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FAITH MATTERS: Muslim migration in Europe, an opportunity for the Church

FAITH MATTERS: Muslim migration in Europe, an opportunity for the Church

By Uwe Siemon-Netto Olive Films Sibel Kekilli plays a woman who bucks tradition in “When We Leave.” / Olive Films        Second of two parts. [Part one:  Are Christians to blame for Muslim hate?]   Occasionally when I am in Paris I chance upon taxis driven by women of dark complexion. They often […]

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'Fight tonight' readiness at Nightmare Range in preparation for the 'unexpected'

'Fight tonight' readiness at Nightmare Range in preparation for the 'unexpected'

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com NIGHTMARE RANGE, South Korea — This historic battleground south of the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas reminds a visitor of the kind of desolate, rough terrain over which soldiers fought for three years in the early 1950s and would have to fight again in the event of the dreaded Second Korean […]

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How Central Virginia honored a young airman who died in Frankfurt enroute to Afghanistan

How Central Virginia honored a young airman who died in Frankfurt enroute to Afghanistan

  James V. Capua  Knots of neighbors gathered in tribute in front of the little strip malls, gas stations and fast food joints that line US Route 29 in Ruckersville, Virginia,  on Tuesday as the remains of Greene County’s Airman First Class Zachary Ryan Cuddeback passed  by.   Zachary Cuddeback, of Stanardsville, just down the road, […]

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Obama moves Bushward on terror trials, Afghanistan

Obama moves Bushward on terror trials, Afghanistan

By Eli Lake, The Washington Times President Obama on Monday lifted the ban he imposed two years ago on military trials for detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison, ending his bid to move most terrorism trials to civilian courts and pushing his already busted deadline for shuttering the island prison indefinitely forward. The reversal came […]

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S. Korea cyber attack: U.S. military, president's Blue House among targets

S. Korea cyber attack: U.S. military, president's Blue House among targets

SEOUL – South Korea has issued a cyber security alert after the websites of 40 government and other agencies came under attack, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) has said. A KCC spokesman confirmed details of the DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks given earlier by private Internet security firm AhnLab. AhnLab said sites included those […]

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U.S., Canada still enjoying fruits of Reagan-Mulroney 'Shamrock Summit'

U.S., Canada still enjoying fruits of Reagan-Mulroney 'Shamrock Summit'

By John J. Metzler  NEW YORK — On St. Patrick’s Day 1985, at the “Shamrock Summit”, President Ronald Reagan and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney met in Quebec City and stated their intent to “reduce and eliminate existing barriers to trade and investment flows.” In a fest of bonhomie , both ethnic-Irish leaders set the […]

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Sensitivity seminars on the front line: Combat troops in Afghanistan to report for gay training

Sensitivity seminars on the front line: Combat troops in Afghanistan to report for gay training

Soldiers from Company A, Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, air assault into a village inside the Jowlzak valley in the Parwan province of Afghanistan. / Scott Davis/U.S. Army By Rowan Scarborough, The Washington Times American combat troops will get sensitivity training directly on the battlefield about the military’s new policy on gays instead of […]

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Chavez stands with Qadafi: Calls for 'national dialogue'

Chavez stands with Qadafi: Calls for 'national dialogue'

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela’s government, which has forged close ties to Moammar Gadhafi, called Sunday for dialogue between allies and adversaries of the Libyan leader amid a deadly crackdown on protesters. Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro also said Venezuela would oppose any decision by the U.N Security Council opening the way for a military intervention in […]

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North Korea threatens U.S., South with 'all-out war'

North Korea threatens U.S., South with 'all-out war'

SEOUL – North Korea threatened “all-out war” in response to exercises by South Korean and US troops due to start Monday and told Seoul to stop cross-border propaganda, upping the rhetoric against its arch rivals. Pyongyang would respond to the upcoming drill, with “unprecedented all-out counteraction” that would turn the South’s capital Seoul into a […]

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Crying wolf in Pyongyang: A tourist-journalist lays on a little drama . . . and anti-Seoul propaganda

Crying wolf in Pyongyang: A tourist-journalist lays on a little drama . . . and anti-Seoul propaganda

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — The image of CNN’s Wolf Blitzer of Situation Room fame pretending to be in some kind of danger during six days in Pyongyang in December with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson would inspire derision from anyone who’s visited the North Korean capital for several days of tightly monitored sightseeing. Blitzer […]

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