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Syria’s one hope may be as dim as Bosnia’s once was

October 6, 2015

Damaged buildings in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria

Damaged buildings in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

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Vladimir Putin’s secret weapon for a Syrian end game? Diplomacy.

By Nicolay Kozhanov
October 5, 2015

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, President Putin and French President Hollande sit together at the start of a summit on Ukraine at the Elysee Palace in Paris

Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov (L), Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) and French President Francois Hollande at a summit on Ukraine at the Elysee Palace in Paris, October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Etienne Laurent/Pool

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Why ‘science’ alone isn’t enough for setting environmental policy

By Susan E. Dudley
October 2, 2015

Century City and downtown Los Angeles are seen through the smog

Century City and downtown Los Angeles are seen through the smog December 31, 2007. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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The war in Afghanistan has so far cost $33,000 per citizen. And will not end well.

October 1, 2015

Afghan local police (ALP) sit at the back of a truck near a frontline during a battle with the Taliban at Qalay- i-zal district, in Kunduz province, Afghanistan

Afghan local police (ALP) sit at the back of a truck near a frontline during a battle with the Taliban at Qalay- i-zal district, in Kunduz province, Afghanistan August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

from The Great Debate:

Flush with jobs — and potential workers — Germany is stymied by this cultural quirk

By Renuka Rayasam
September 30, 2015

Lopez Leon of Spain takes breakfast tray to resident's room at SenVital elderly home in Kleinmachnow

Raquel Lopez Leon (R) from the Spanish city of Cordoba takes a tray with breakfast to a resident's room at the SenVital elderly home in Kleinmachnow outside Berlin May 28, 2013. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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Russia’s fight in Syria reflects the Kremlin’s fears at home

By Paul Stronski
September 29, 2015

Russian Mil Mi-26 Halo helicopter flies over the Red Square during the Victory Day parade in Moscow

Russian Mil Mi-26 Halo helicopter flies over the Red Square during the Victory Day parade in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2015. REUTERS/Host Photo Agency/RIA Novosti

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Why migrants are going to great lengths to avoid this EU country

By Tania Karas
September 28, 2015

Refugees walk inside the Kokkinotrimithia refugee camp in Cyprus

Refugees walk inside the Kokkinotrimithia refugee camp in Cyprus, September 6, 2015. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

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The real reason China’s leader jailed so many of his peers

By William Johnson
September 25, 2015

Still image of Zhou Yongkang, China's former domestic security chief, sitting between his police escorts as he listens to his sentence in a court in Tianjin

Zhou Yongkang, China's former domestic security chief, sits between his police escorts as he listens to his sentence in a court in Tianjin, China, in this still image taken from video provided by China Central Television and shot on June 11, 2015. REUTERS/China Central Television via REUTERS TV

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Pope Francis’ relationship to a movement that divided Latin America

By Kevin F. Burke
September 24, 2015

Pope Francis is surrounded by greeting children next to Bolivia's President Evo Morales after his arrival in El Alto

Pope Francis (L) is surrounded by greeting children next to Bolivia's President Evo Morales after his arrival in El Alto, Bolivia, July 8, 2015. REUTERS/David Mercado

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Pope-onomics: Francis’ keys to a better economy – and world

By Nathan Schneider
September 23, 2015

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican

Pope Francis arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, September 2, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile