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The Prisoner Swap’s Dilemma
Think you know what you think about Bowe Bergdahl? Think again
U.S. Says It Will Work With, Fund Palestinian Government; Israel Upset
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a unity government on Monday in a reconciliation deal with Hamas Islamists, who advocate Israel's destruction
Can Qatar Keep Released Guantanamo Inmates From Plotting?
The White House says it received "very specific" assurances from Qatar on the terms under which it agreed to accept and keep tabs on the five Afghans
Protests Erupt Calling for Referendum on Existence of the Spanish Monarchy
After King Juan Carlos abdicated the throne to his son Monday, thousands rallied for an end to the monarchy altogether
Separatists in Eastern Ukraine Say They Were Hit by Airstrike
Kiev claims the separatists launched a heat-seeking rocket at a Ukrainian plane which hit the building
The Many Scandals of Spanish King Juan Carlos I
A dead elephant, a princess questioned for tax fraud and a son-in-law's sexist emails all weighed on the king
President Hamid Karzai Reportedly Angry Over Prisoner Deal
A source says that Karzai is "even more distrustful" of the U.S. after the prisoner swap which brought Bowe Bergdahl home in exchange for the release of five Taliban leaders
War in Afghanistan: What Was Won, What Was Lost?
The longest war the U.S. has ever fought is about to end, but no one can guarantee that Afghanistan will not be a threat in the future
Russia Says Ukraine Situation Worsening, Will Submit U.N. Resolution
The draft resolution "will contain a demand for the immediate halt to violence and the beginning of actual negotiations with the aim of establishing a stable and reliable ceasefire"
Spain's King Juan Carlos Abdicates
The once popular Juan Carlos has lost public support in recent years due to corruption scandals and gaffes.
Afghans Say Taliban Prisoners Freed By U.S. Will Rejoin Battle
The men were classed by the Pentagon as "high-risk" and "likely to pose a threat".
Jewish Museum Shooting Suspect Spent Year in Syria: Prosecutor
"He spent over a year in Syria, where he seems to have joined the ranks of combatant groups, jihadist terrorist groups."
Nearly 800 Killed in Iraq's Bloodiest Month This Year: U.N.
Of the total 799 people killed, 196 were members of the Iraqi security forces, and the rest were civilians
Once on the Edge of Defeat, Syria's Assad Runs Again for President
It was not so long ago that Bashar al-Assad’s enemies thought he was finished.
Netanyahu Urges World Not to Recognize Palestinian Unity Government
Israel and the West classify Hamas as a terrorist organization and have no official dealings with the movement, which is joining with Fatah
Syria Bomber Was Florida-Born, Raised in Middle-Class Family
Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, believed to be the first American suicide bomber in Syria, was born in Florida and loved to play basketball
How a Private Commemoration of the Tiananmen Protests Riled Chinese Police
Rights group Amnesty International said 48 people had been detained, placed under house arrest, questioned by police or had gone missing ahead of the anniversary
Pirates Suspected as Authorities Lose Contact With Thai Oil Tanker
A Thai diesel oil tanker with 14 crew members en route from Singapore to Indonesia is believed to have been hijacked
Data Dive Finds 100-Year-Old Teachers and Phantom Schools in Mexico
In Mexico, if you believe the statistics, a public school teacher can earn more than the president
Husband of Slain Pakistani Woman: 'I Let Her Down'
The widower of Farzana Iqbal, whose own family beat her to death, recalls the love he felt for her-- and admits that he killed his first wife
NSA, Snowden Clash Over 2013 Internal Email Release
The NSA released an email it says shows Snowden didn't go far with his complaints, but Snowden calls the release "incomplete"
Israel Eavesdropped on President Clinton’s Diplomatic Phone Calls
The wiretapping revelations suggest there could be an "Israeli Edward Snowden" behind the leaks
Countdown to the Vote That Could Break Up the U.K.
Polls currently show Scots are unlikely to vote to break the union, with roughly 40 percent against independence and 30 percent in favor
Snowden Raised Concerns, but No Evidence He Complained, NSA Says
The release of the April 2013 emails is the latest round in a battle between Snowden and the NSA
Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas Will Pray for Peace Together at Vatican
The Israeli and Palestinian presidents will meet for a prayer meeting on June 8 at Pope Francis' invitation
16 Questions Edward Snowden Wasn't Asked
In the televised portion of his talk with NBC’s Brian Williams, lots of important areas for discussion were left unexplored
'Full-Scale Operation' Announced Against Boko Haram in Nigeria
President Goodluck Jonathan said he would wage a "total war against terrorism"
Sex and Drugs Worth $16.7 Billion to UK Economy, Statisticians Say
Just around 1% of the total economic output of the United Kingdom is sex and drugs
10 Things We Learned About Edward Snowden
The NSA leaker talked about his personal connection to 9/11 and what he's watching on TV
Russia Not Back in the USSR, Putin Swears
"Our meeting today of course has a special and, without exaggeration, an epoch-making significance," Putin said of the treaty