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4 Dangers of Leaders Who Like Being Liked

Typically genuine and kind and reasonable people like being liked. They don’t wake up in the morning wondering if they can cause a new person to hate them today. But needing to be liked is different. When someone needs approval from others, the person is willing to sacrifice conviction and

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France’s Macron Holding First Face-to-Face Talks With Putin

French President Emmanuel Macron is holding his first face-to-face talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin near Paris, amid tensions over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. (more…)

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Clare Hollingworth, Reporter Who Broke the News of World War II, Dies at 105

From a single gust of wind, Clare Hollingworth reaped the journalistic scoop of the century. (more…)

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How People Around the World Are Bringing in 2017

As 2016 draws to a close, revelers around the world are bidding a weary adieu to a year filled with political surprises, prolonged conflicts and deaths of legendary celebrities. (more…)

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Hajj Begins in Saudi Arabia Amid Security Concerns and Tensions With Iran

More than 1.5 million Muslims from across the globe have converged on Saudi Arabia for the annual five-day Hajj. The pilgrimage is one of the five pillars of Islam, and all able-bodied Muslims who can afford to do so are expected to take part in the Hajj at least once

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Philippine President Blames U.S. Intervention for Conflicts in Middle East

The new Philippine president on Friday blamed U.S. intervention for the bloody conflicts in Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries in his latest criticism of Manila's closest security ally. (more…)

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Obama Widens U.S. Role in Afghanistan in Final Months of His Presidency

Far from ending the two wars he inherited from the Bush administration, Barack Obama is wrestling with an expanded set of conflicts in the final months of his presidency, from Iraq and Afghanistan to Libya and Syria, with no end in sight. In Afghanistan, where a Taliban resurgence has upset

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Turkish Member of ISIS Carried Out Deadly Istanbul Suicide Bombing

A Turkish member of the Islamic State was the perpetrator of a suicide bombing that killed four foreigners in Istanbul over the weekend, the Turkish interior minister said on Sunday. (more…)

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Kurds Declare Federal Region in Northeastern Syria

Syrian Kurds unilaterally declared the creation of a federal region in northeastern Syria on Thursday, raising fears of an accelerating disintegration of Syria along ethnic and sectarian lines and complicating efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis. (more…)

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Saudi Arabia Cuts Diplomatic Ties With Iran After Execution of Shiite Cleric

Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with Iran on Sunday and gave Iranian diplomats 48 hours to leave the kingdom, intensifying a strategic and sectarian rivalry that underpins conflicts across the Middle East. (more…)

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Number of Refugees and Displaced to Exceed 60 Million This Year

The number of people forcibly displaced worldwide is likely to have "far surpassed" a record 60 million this year, mainly driven by the Syrian war and other protracted conflicts, the United Nations said on Friday. (more…)

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