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Globe Trot: Is Europe’s political center clinically dead?

International | Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigns after his referendum fails
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/05/16, 04:37 pm

ITALY: Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned after a constitutional referendum he offered failed by more than a 20 percent margin in yesterday’s vote. To be seen: What the defeat means for the populist Five Star Movement and its founder, comedian and actor Beppe Grillo.

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Fleeing Fidel

Cuba | A Cuban-American family shares the truth about living under Castro’s communist oppression
by Kelly E. Rodriguez
Posted 12/03/16, 10:38 am

This evening the Cuban government has scheduled a mass gathering to be held in Santiago de Cuba. Tomorrow Fidel Castro’s ashes will be interred in a cemetery in Santiago where José Martí, Cuba’s national hero, is also buried. 

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Globe Trot: Aleppo’s hell

International | Western and Middle Eastern media outlets offer conflicting reports
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/30/16, 04:23 pm

SYRIA: Today, as the UN Security Council meets to consider the dire situation in Aleppo, a lot of bad reporting is afoot as fighting continues in Aleppo, with many Western news outlets suggesting Syrians are fleeing regime bombing, while Middle Eastern outlets report they are fleeing to regime-held areas and away from rebel

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