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How much for a spot on a rubber raft and a slim chance at a better life?

By Robert Young Pelton
September 2, 2015

A migrant child is brought onto the Migrant Offshore Aid Station ship MV Phoenix after being rescued from an overloaded wooden boat 10.5 miles off the coast of Libya

A migrant child is brought onto the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship MV Phoenix after being rescued from an overloaded wooden boat 10.5 miles (16 km) off the coast of Libya, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

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Four reasons not to give up on Brazil

By Joao Augusto De Castro Neves
September 1, 2015

Demonstrators march in a protest against Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff at Paulista avenue in Sao Paulo

Demonstrators march in a protest against Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff at Paulista avenue in Sao Paulo March 15, 2015. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

from Hugo Dixon:

Greek election may reopen can of worms

By Hugo Dixon
August 31, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews guest columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Are there any reasons for hope in the Middle East? Maybe.

By Henri J. Barkey and David F. Gordon
August 27, 2015

An image distributed by Islamic State militants on social media purports to show the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra

An image distributed by Islamic State militants on social media on August 25, 2015 purports to show the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. REUTERS/Social Media

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What the blow up between North and South Korea may really have been about

By William Johnson
August 24, 2015

North Koreans who signed up to join the army train in the midst of political tension with South Korea, in this undated photo released by North Korea's KCNA in Pyongyang

North Koreans who signed up to join the army train in the midst of political tension with South Korea, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang August 23, 2015.

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Turkey’s Erdogan fights for his throne by battling Kurds – but will voters buy it?

By Andrew Finkel
August 23, 2015

Members of YDG-H, youth wing of outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party, sit next to their weapons in Silvan, near the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey

Masked members of YDG-H, youth wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), sit next to their weapons in Silvan, near the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, August 17, 2015. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

from The Great Debate:

A $620,000 watch tells what time it is in Vladimir Putin’s Russia

By Greg Feifer
August 23, 2015

Russia's President Putin's spokesman Peskov attends a meeting with the Venezuelan delegation, led by President Maduro, at the Kremlin in Moscow

Russia's President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting with the Venezuelan delegation, led by President Nicolas Maduro, at the Kremlin in Moscow, July 2, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

from The Great Debate:

Why Donald Trump’s hostile takeover bid for the Republican Party is a loser

By Bill Schneider
August 6, 2015

Potential Republican 2016 presidential candidate Trump speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire, April 18, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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The Anglo-Saxons love of secrets … and a good fight

By John Lloyd
August 6, 2015

A detail from graffiti art is seen on a wall near the headquarters of Britain's eavesdropping agency, GCHQ, in Cheltenham, western England

A detail from graffiti art is seen on a wall near the headquarters of Britain's eavesdropping agency, Government Communications Headquarters, in Cheltenham, England, April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

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Podcast: Smart drones, disgruntled pilots

By Jason Fields
August 4, 2015
Participants: Jason Fields, Matthew Gault, Joseph Trevithick

Drones linger over battlefields all over the world, and over places that don’t realize that they’re battlefields until the Hellfire missiles strike.