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China bets big on border town with Russia, North Korea

Nov 16, 2015
China invests billions into Hunchun, along the Russian and North Korean border.
Posted In: China, border, Russia, North Korea
 An Islamic State flag flies in the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad as it is pictured from the Turkish border town of Akcakale, in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 15, 2015.

Where ISIS gets its money

Nov 16, 2015
The group raises most of its funds from the territories it controls.
Posted In: isis, Paris attacks, counterterrorism, oil smuggling, antiquities

U.S. airlines battle Persian Gulf carriers

Nov 16, 2015
U.S. airlines say Gulf carriers are competing unfairly
Posted In: Airlines, Delta, United Airlines

Paris in the wake of Friday's attacks

Nov 16, 2015
Paris returns to some degree of normalcy, but locals are still shaken.
Posted In: paris, France, terrorism

Interrupting funding to terrorist groups

Nov 16, 2015
French jets are attacking ISIS targets in an attempt to disrupt supply lines.
Posted In: terror attacks, France, terrorism
A China Coast Guard ship (bottom) and a Philippine supply boat engage in a stand off as the Philippine boat attempts to reach the Second Thomas Shoal, a remote South China Sea a reef claimed by both countries, on March 29, 2014.

Who will forge the rules in the South China Sea?

Nov 13, 2015
The South China Sea construction is challenging international marine law.
Posted In: south china sea, marine law, seas

White House to Cuba: embargo? What embargo?

Nov 13, 2015
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is in Cuba right now. Embargo or no.
Posted In: cuba, embargo, Agriculture
People hold placards during a massive demonstration as part of a 24-hour general strike in Athens on Thursday. Around 20,000 people demonstrated against the leftist government of Alexis Tspiras who swept to power on an anti-austerity ticket.

Greece — crisis abating or more trouble ahead?

Nov 12, 2015
The government is supporting a strike against government austerity measures.
Posted In: Greece, strike, syriza party, Alexis Tsipras

Some Syrian refugees are risking the journey home

Nov 10, 2015
Poor living conditions in Jordan are driving some Syrians back to conflict zones
Posted In: syria, refugees, Jordan

Technology is a new kind of lifeline for refugees

Nov 9, 2015
Aid groups are beginning to view connectivity as a basic humanitarian right.
Posted In: syrian refugees, smart phones, wifi, Europe