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Diplomats Retake U.S. Foreign Policy

Senior career diplomats are retaking control of key elements of U.S. foreign policy and have begun to assert significant influence as the U.S. presidential administration enters its waning months.

EU Set to Extend Borderless Zone

From the air, thermovision cameras mounted on aluminum poles scrutinize the border between Slovakia and Ukraine. On the ground, guards patrol and customs agents use scanners to sweep train compartments for illegal immigrants.

Chopper Crash Kills 14 in Iraq

A helicopter crash in northern Iraq killed 14 U.S. soldiers Wednesday, the U.S. military said, the worst incident of its kind in more than two years.

Dean Batters Mexican Oil Platforms

Hurricane Dean closed in on the Mexican mainland Wednesday, battering evacuated oil platforms on the Bay of Campeche and threatening to regain some of the force it unleashed on the Yucatan Peninsula.

Myanmar Arrests 13 Dissidents

Myanmar's junta arrested 13 top dissidents and deployed gangs of spade-wielding supporters on the streets of Yangon on Wednesday to halt protests against soaring fuel prices and falling living standards.

Playing the Cold War Card

Militarism is not only when the military makes all the key government decisions. It is also when civilian politicians use military solutions as the universal tool to solve all of their problems.

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