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From Ancient Greece, Lessons On The Risk Of A Modern, Accidental War

To consider the dangers in America's future, let's go back more than 2,000 years to ancient Greece. Sparta was the established power, but Athens was rising fast. Sparta wanted to preserve its status, while Athens felt it should be dominant.<p>The result was a disastrous conflict that ravaged both …

Geopolitics

Exclusive drone footage captures west Mosul in the throes of war

<b>(CNN) —</b> Families carry white flags and sob as they escape from their homes.<p>A car bomb explodes. Then another. The rotting bodies of ISIS soldiers, abandoned by their units, contaminate the streets.<p>Children walking through the rubble of what was once their home don't flinch. To them, this is the new …

Middle East

Israel official: 870 Palestinians remain on hunger strike

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Popular support for a hunger strike by hundreds of Palestinians imprisoned by Israel has been gaining momentum with West Bank marches, sit-ins and a social media campaign showing video clips of celebrities from across the Arab world drinking salty water in solidarity.<p>The …

Israel

Weekend storms that ravaged central US move east Monday

<b>(CNN) —</b> Deadly storms that swirled through the central US over the weekend are moving east Monday, putting close to 80 million people at risk of severe weather.<p>At least 15 people were killed and dozens more injured as storms tore through Texas, Missouri, Arkansas and Mississippi, spawning tornadoes …

Weather

Congress reaches deal to fund the government through September, alleviating fears of a shutdown later this week

Congressional negotiators reached an agreement late Sunday on a broad spending package to fund the government through the end of September, alleviating fears of a government shutdown later this week, several congressional aides said.<p>Congress is expected to vote on the roughly $1 trillion package …

Health Care

Israel suggests it was behind Damascus airport blast

An Israeli minister has appeared to confirm that Israel struck a Hezbollah arms supply hub in Syria on Thursday close to the airport in Damascus where weapons from Tehran are regularly sent by commercial and military cargo planes.<p>Israel’s intelligence minister, Yisrael Katz, strongly suggested that …

Middle East

White House unveils dramatic plan to overhaul tax code in major test for Trump

President Trump’s call for a dramatic overhaul of the tax code sets in motion his most ambitious legislative initiative to date, testing whether he can cut the deal of his life on an issue that has long bedeviled Washington.<p>On Wednesday, Trump issued a one-page outline for changes to the tax code, …

Donald Trump

How Erdogan won more power but lost legitimacy in Turkey’s constitutional referendum

A few months ago, Marc Lynch and I asked whether there was any hope for Turkish democracy. We concluded that despite all potential concerns with the slide to authoritarianism, “the electoral system remains a silver lining, demonstrating the possibility — however distant it appears at this moment — …

Political Science

Australia Introduces 'Values' Test for Citizenship

Becoming an Australian citizen is about to get tougher as the country plans a major shake-up of its immigration process — including a new test of "values."<p>Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday announced rules that require migrants to have lived permanently in Australia for four years — up …

Australia

Pakistan's top court rules prime minister can stay in power

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled there was insufficient evidence to order Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s removal from office over corruption allegations levelled by the opposition, but it ordered further investigations.<p>Supporters of Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz …

Pakistan

Deaths and injuries reported amid 'mother of all marches' in Venezuela

17-year-old boy fatally shot along with woman and National Guardsman as the opposition calls for another mass protest on Thursday<p>Are you taking part in protests in Venezuela?<p>At least three people have been killed and dozens injured in Venezuela as street battles erupted alongside a mass …

Venezuela

Sarin was used in deadly Syria attack, chemical weapons watchdog confirms

BEIRUT — The deadly nerve agent sarin was used in an attack that killed scores of civilians in northern Syria this month, a global chemical weapons watchdog group said Wednesday.<p>The attack, which the Trump administration has attributed to the Syrian government, elicited horror across Western …

Middle East

Mockery, anger in South Korea over USS Carl Vinson 'bluffing'

<b>(CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump said he was sending "an armada" to Korean waters to potentially deal with threats from Pyongyang.<p>But its no-show has caused some South Koreans to question his leadership and strategy regarding their unpredictable neighbor in the north.<p>And as the country prepares to …

North Korea

Trump calls to congratulate Erdoğan after vote grants sweeping powers

US president spoke with the Turkish leader Monday following a referendum that has escalated concern over Erdoğan’s increasingly authoritarian grip<p>The Guardian view: Erdoğan entrenches himself<p>Donald Trump called to congratulate Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hours after the Turkish president claimed a narrow …

North Africa

This is no general election, it’s a coup – MPs have a duty to stop Theresa May

The prime minister is setting off on a course that will poison politics for a generation. But to succeed, she needs a two-thirds majority in the Commons<p>Theresa May has turned democracy against itself. She has been seduced by the siren evidence of the 20-point lead in the polls, and she will have a …

Downing Street
Middle East

Great Barrier Reef at 'terminal stage': scientists despair at latest coral bleaching data

‘Last year was bad enough, this is a disaster,’ says one expert as Australia Research Council finds fresh damage across 8,000km<p>• ‘Australia’s politicians have betrayed the reef and only the people can save it’<p>Back-to-back severe bleaching events have affected two-thirds of Australia’s Great Barrier …

Great Barrier Reef

New Justice Neil Gorsuch to Have Immediate Impact on Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court term is nearly over, but the influence of the newest justice, Neil Gorsuch, is likely to have an immediate effect on one of the most important cases yet to be heard and on helping select cases the court will take up next.<p>History will be made Monday when Justice Anthony …

U.S. Supreme Court

Egypt declares state of emergency after Palm Sunday church bombings

<b>Tanta, Egypt (CNN) —</b> A day after brazen ISIS attacks killed dozens at two Coptic Christian churches on Palm Sunday, Egypt's Cabinet announced a three-month state of emergency, a measure designed to help authorities root out the terror network.<p>A stunned nation watched funerals for victims of the …

Extremism

Trump officials tell Russia to drop its support for Syria’s Assad

Officials in the Trump administration on Sunday demanded that Russia stop supporting the Syrian government or face a further deterioration in its relations with the United States.<p>Signaling the focus of talks that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is set to have in Moscow this week, officials said …

Russia
Israel

Trump condemns Syria chemical attack and suggests he will act

President Trump confronted the enormity of the six-year-old Syrian conflict on Wednesday, acknowledging that he now bears responsibility for a war his predecessor could not end, but offering no specifics on what he could do differently.<p>Clearly emotional, Trump said a chemical attack in Syria that …

Middle East

ISIS kills 33 execution-style in Syria; 22 people in Iraq attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS killed 33 people execution-style in eastern Syria on Wednesday, according to a monitoring group.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the terror organization carried out the mass killing in the the al-Mayadin desert near the strategic city of Deir Ezzor on Wednesday …

Middle East

Former Army medic arrested in vandalism at Colorado mosque

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Police arrested a former Army medic after a vandal broke windows and left a Bible at a Colorado mosque — an act that led to an outpouring of support for Muslims, authorities said<p>Joseph Scott Giaquinto, 35, was taken into custody Monday on suspicion of committing a crime …

Rights & Freedoms

German police vehicles torched in Hamburg anti-G20 protest

BERLIN (AP) — Leftist protesters are claiming responsibility for torching a half dozen police transport vehicles in Hamburg ahead of this year's G-20 summit in Germany.<p>In a message on a leftist forum online, an anonymous poster wrote the attack was meant to "heat up the days before the summit," the …

G-20 Summit

Brexit deal with cut-off date for free movement would be vetoed by MEPs

Exclusive: Resolution detailing European parliament’s red lines is amended to rule out ‘degradation’ of rights of EU nationals arriving in UK in next two years<p>The European parliament will veto any Brexit deal that prevents EU citizens who move to the UK during the next two years from having the …

United Kingdom

Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor.<p>If …

Africa

Wife of London Terrorist Khalid Masood ‘Saddened and Shocked’ by Attack

LONDON — The wife of the terrorist who attacked U.K.’s parliament has spoken out, saying she is “saddened and shocked” and condemned his actions.<p>Rohey Hydara, the wife of Khalid Masood, expressed her condolences and wished a “speedy recovery" to the people hurt in the attack, in a statement given …

Extremism

Cyclone Debbie Strikes Australia’s Coastline as Thousands Flee

SYDNEY, Australia — A menacing Cyclone Debbie struck the northeastern Australian coastline with devastating force Tuesday, slowly churning its path of destruction inland with wind gusts as high as 160 miles per hour, forcing tens of thousands to flee and leaving at least 48,000 homes without …

Weather

China calls on France to protect its citizens after police shoot man in Paris home, sparking clashes

China has called on France to better protect the "security and rights" of its citizens after police shot dead a father of five at his home in Paris, sparking riots in which 35 people were arrested and three officers hurt.<p>The clashes on Sunday night were the latest in a string of angry …

Demonstration