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John Kerry says 'airstrikes alone' will not defeat 'genocidal' Isis militants

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday called for “a world coalition” to defeat the Islamic State (Isis) militant group which has seized control of large parts of Iraq and Syria and was cited by the British prime minister, David Cameron, when he raised the UK’s terror threat level to “severe” …

Tension high in Ukrainian border towns menaced by Russian forces

As Ukraine's president told an EU summit in Brussels that there were now "thousands" of Russian troops operating in his country, they had all but disappeared from view in the eastern town that has been the flashpoint for invasion claims.<p>Novoazovsk, not far from the border with Russia and miles away …

How Obama’s Shallow Worldview Failed Us

The president puts too much faith in historical progress. The long arc of history won’t beat ISIS—but a determined effort will.<p>Thursday, August 28th, …

Is the U.S. Enabling Putin’s Invasion?

When is an invasion not an invasion? When the Russian president says so—and the West just takes him at his word.<p>The senior military commanders at …

Putin Mocks the West, Puts His Own Prestige on the Line

By proclaiming his support for Novorossiya, the old imperial name for eastern and southern Ukraine, Putin signals he won’t back away from the …

On the Ground, Collaborators With ISIS Could Be Its Big Weakness

The support of local Sunni Muslims has paved the way for the ISIS conquests in Syria and Iraq. They may yet be turned against it, but not by bombs …

Adventures in Daily Prayer

• <b>Author:</b> Bert Ghezzi<p>For the past forty-five years, beloved author Bert Ghezzi has begun each day with prayer. At first he had to work at doing it consistently, but eventually he couldn't imagine starting his day without it. Through his discovery of the gift of daily prayer, he came to see God's …

This app wants to invest your "spare change" so maybe, someday, you'll actually be able to retire

A virtual piggybank that puts your nickels and dimes to work<p>I hate getting change. Quarters I can stomach, but pennies, nickels, and dimes I find infuriating. I know damn well that they are worth something, and that if I just collected them all and deposited them over time, they would add up to a …

3 Questions Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Asks Before Hiring Anyone

His hiring strategy helped build the company from tiny startup to e-commerce titan.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Amazon has forever changed the way people shop online, but it wasn't always the juggernaut that it is …

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