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2 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald
Military planners have treaded delicately on how best to remind the country of the sacrifices of Canadian Forces members in Afghanistan, raising concerns about potential political and public sensitivities, newly released documents show.
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7 hrs ago | The Times of Israel
US Navy SEALs boarded and took control of a North Korea-flagged tanker that had loaded crude oil at a port held by rebels in eastern Libya, the Pentagon said Monday.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine – Fireworks exploded and Russian flags fluttered above jubilant crowds Sunday after residents in Crimea voted overwhelmingly to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.
There is no shortage of people opining about the now-concluded military mission that morphed into a costly, bloody humanitarian exercise.
The search for a missing jetliner with Chinese travelers aboard has revealed the limits of Beijing's influence in its own backyard and left communist leaders facing outrage from their public.
In this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 file photo, Afghanistan presidential election candidates, from left, runner-up in the 2009 election, Abdullah Abdullah, former Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul and former Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak attend the first presidential election debate at the Tolo TV building in Kabul, Afghanistan.
North Korea fired 18 short-range rockets into the sea off its east coast Sunday, South Korean officials said, in an apparent continuation of protests against ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills.
The parents of a Japanese woman abducted by North Korea in 1977 have met their Korean-born granddaughter for the first time.
In this Wednesday, March 12, 2014 file photo, a Ukrainian soldier peers from behind the gate of the Ukrainian infantry base in Perevalne, Ukraine.
Thousands of campaigners rallied against nuclear power in Tokyo Saturday, as the government and utilities move toward resumption of reactors in southern Japan.
Chinese policemen investigate victims covered by newspapers at the site of a stabbing incident near a market in Changsha in south China's Hunan province Friday, March 14, 2014.
The missing Malaysian jetliner was deliberately diverted and continued flying for more than six hours after losing contact with the ground, meaning it could have gone as far northwest as Kazakhstan or into the Indian Ocean's southern reaches, Malaysia's leader said Saturday.
In his final address to Afghanistan's parliament Saturday, President Hamid Karzai told the United States its soldiers can leave at the end of the year because his military, which already protects 93 percent of the country, was ready to take over entirely.
Police and witnesses say thousands of mourners in the troubled Indian portion of Kashmir have defied a curfew and buried a Kashmiri teenage boy who was shot dead by government forces.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai says the last 12 years of war were "imposed" on Afghans, a reference to the U.S.-led invasion that ousted the Taliban.
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