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Who You Calling Parochial?
A record number of Americans now hold valid passports
The EU hasn’t done much to bolster the cratering Italian economy
Assassin’s Creed: Taking Out Individuals as a War Strategy
From Osama bin Laden to top Hamas brass, targeted killing as a weapon of war is on the rise
Italian Catholics Claim a Moral Exemption From Tax
As the economy goes from bad to worse, even devout citizens think non-payment of dues is justifiable
UN Tells Spanish Government it Must Atone for Franco's Crimes
All over the country, victims of fascist execution squads lie buried in mass graves. Their relatives may now get help to find them
The Mission to Save Foley Ended Like Most: In Failure
A decline in basic military intelligence gathering has made a hard job even harder
For St. Louis Gangs, Ferguson Has Become a Recruiting Tool
With more than 90 gangs active in the area, the streets could become more dangerous than ever
The Last Stand of the Heroic Kurds at Kobani
Newsweek reports on the Kurdish fighters desperately trying to halt the advance of Islamic State fanatics in northern Syria
Kremlin Family Secrets
Putin’s wife and daughters have been deleted from history
Sunni vs. Sunni
Can moderate Iraqi Sunnis join with the U.S. and other outside powers to repel the foreign extremists?
On Death Mountain
The Yazidis face permanent exile unless the Islamic State is defeated
Why Militarized Police Departments Don’t Work
Confronting angry citizens in the garb of jack-booted thugs does plenty of damage, accomplishes nothing
Drug Legalisation in the UK Is a Question of Time
After reform in the US and Europe, the chair of the UK’s inter-party drug policy group says change is inevitable
As digital currencies go, Mazacoin has advantages over its more famous rival
Why Has Norway's Attempt to Break the Glass Ceiling Failed?
A new study shows that the 40% quota for public companies, set in 2003, has done little to help women further down the ranks
How the Financial Crisis Hit the UK's Most Popular Suicide Spot
The volunteers patroling over the drop of Beachy Head may have to disband due to lack of funds
Leisure Class Dismissed
Americans work hard, but have plenty of downtime
Tensions Rise as Migrants Mass in Calais Hoping to Reach Britain
Britain and France are on a collision course over how to stem a tide of desperate men and women determined to cross the Channel
Who’s to Blame for the ISIS Crisis?
If U.S. troops had stayed in Iraq, they may have stopped the militants. But that wasn’t our choice to make
The 'Palestinian Gandhi' Who Still Believes Non-Violence Is the Answer
'Plant olive trees, take the beatings, clog up Israeli jails': Mubarak Awad still believes that non-violence is the answer for the Palestinians
Why Russia and Cuba Are Partying Like It's 1962
With Russia reopening a spy base in Cuba, are we in line for Cuban Missile Crisis II?
Turkey’s New President Was Elected on a Platform of Hatred
The ally Obama needs to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq is losing friends fast
Meet The Public Face of The Israeli Defence Forces
Lt Colonel Peter Lerner is the man tasked with justifying every action of the Israeli Army to the western media
European Internet Pirates Poised for Victory
Faced with an epidemic of online piracy, European governments have gone soft on illegal downloading
With a Month Until NATO Summit, Security Fears Grow in Wales
The UK's depleted police could struggle to contain protests in Newport this September
Where is the Palestinian Gandhi?
Mubarak Awad laments what Gaza has wrought
Degrading on the Curve
Colleges and universities are chasing endowments at the students’ expense
Guantanamo Bay is a stunningly expensive failure
Will Sanctions on Russia Tip the World Into Recession?
Punishment on Russia could create “serious blowback in global markets”
Iran Hearts Hamas
Why is Iran suddenly making nice with Hamas?