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When JFK Secretly Reached Out to Castro Open in new window
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President Barack Obama's surprise effort to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, concurrent with an economic embargo, recalls the two-track approach - economic and sometimes military force, along w...

Journey to Rapprochement Visited Worlds of Presidents, Popes and Spies Open in new window
Source Icon The New York Times
The deal that restored full diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba ultimately rested with a spy swap.

Fed decision lifts Asia stocks Open in new window
Source Icon BBC World
Asia stocks are rising after the Federal Reserve pledges to be 'patient' on raising interest rates from record lows.

Councils braced for funding cuts Open in new window
Source Icon BBC World
Councils in England are to learn later how much money they will have to spend on local services such as waste collection and road maintenance in 2015-16.

Snow Is Down and Heat Is Up in the Arctic, Report Says Open in new window
Source Icon The New York Times
The Arctic continued to warm faster than the rest of the globe, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration?s Arctic Report Card.

Methodical Horror of Children's Slaughter Paralyzes Pakistan Open in new window
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We have killed all of the children in the auditorium, the militant, later identified by the military as Abuzar, told his handler. What do we do now?

NOAA Arctic Report Card Shows a Rapid Rise in Arctic Air Temperatures Open in new window
Source Icon Time
NOAA has released its annual Arctic Report Card. It?s not fabulous

Palestinians open door to negotiation after submitting draft UN resolution Open in new window
Source Icon Guardian
Draft resolution sets 12-month deadline on negotiations and calls for Israeli withdrawal by end of 2017 Continue reading...

Colombian Rebels Call Unilateral Truce Open in new window
Source Icon The New York Times
Colombia?s largest guerrilla group declared on Wednesday that it was about to begin an indefinite, unilateral cease-fire, in a challenge to the government to halt hostilities while the two sides continued negotiations toward an end to 50 years of war.

Palestinian U.N. draft calls for Israel occupation end by 2017 Open in new window
Source Icon Reuters
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Jordan formally submitted to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday a draft resolution calling for peace between Israel and the Palestinians within one year and an end to Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories by the end of 2017.

UK Proposes Rules for Embryos Made From Three People Open in new window
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New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to...

Sydney Hostage Planned Daring Escape Open in new window
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The siege at the Sydney cafe had been going on for more than five hours and 82-year-old John O'Brien had become convinced the gunman was insane and they would likely all end up dead.

In Miami, Astonishment Over Action and Disagreement Over Cuba News Open in new window
Source Icon The New York Times
In a city with more Cubans than anywhere but Cuba, what some see as wrongheaded others see as overdue.

Police Took 'Syria-Bound Girl' Off Plane on London Runway Open in new window
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London police stopped a plane on the runway at Heathrow Airport to remove a 15-year-old girl intent on joining Islamist fighters in Syria, a report said Wednesday.

University Emails Welcomes To Rejected Students Open in new window
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Johns Hopkins University issued an apology on Wednesday after mistakenly sending hundreds of rejected applicants email messages welcoming them to the school.

Everything We Know About Sony, The Interview and North Korea Open in new window
Source Icon Time
What we know, what we don't know, and how a movie got pulled

U.S. Frees Last of the ?Cuban Five,? Part of a 1990s Spy Ring Open in new window
Source Icon The New York Times
Three members of the Cuban Five ? part of a spy ring that infiltrated exile groups in Florida in the 1990s ? were released from prison as part of the sudden diplomatic thaw in relations.

Danger in the Skies as Russia, NATO Play Cat-And-Mouse Open in new window
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Recent close shaves between Russian fighters and civilian aircraft highlight the dangers of the cat-and-mouse game being played out between Moscow and the West in European skies amid the crisis in Ukr...

'Ringing' rock arches recorded Open in new window
Source Icon BBC World
America's huge humming arches

54 Nigerian Soldiers Sentenced to Death for Mutiny: Lawyer Open in new window
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A Nigerian court martial on Wednesday sentenced to death 54 soldiers convicted of mutiny after they allegedly refused to deploy for an operation against Boko Haram Islamists in the northeast, their la...

Reaction to the US-Cuban diplomatic thaw ? video Open in new window
Source Icon Guardian
The news that the United States and Cuba will restore diplomatic relations was met with celebration on the streets of Havana on Wednesday. Cuban-Americans and exiles in Miami, however, have mixed feelings about the moves to normalize US-Cuba ties. Continue reading...

Horror Paralyzes Pakistan After a Methodical Slaughter Open in new window
Source Icon The New York Times
With flags at half-staff and businesses shuttered, Pakistanis seemed to be trapped between grief, anger and frustration, for once overcoming their divisions to unite in pain.

Alan P. Gross Gains the Freedom From Cuba He Thought Would Never Come Open in new window
Source Icon The New York Times
The release of Mr. Gross, who was detained on Dec. 3, 2009, and labeled a spy, was part of a historic thaw in Cuban-American relations announced by President Obama.

'Vast store' of world's oldest water Open in new window
Source Icon BBC World
The world's oldest water, which is locked deep within the Earth's crust, is present at a far greater volume than was thought, scientists report.

Crime agency begins abuse inquiry Open in new window
Source Icon BBC World
The National Crime Agency (NCA) begins an investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.



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