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Training Wheels: The Fatal Flaw in U.S. Foreign Policy

You read it here first: the fatal flaw in U.S. foreign policy is training wheels.  Yes, those supplemental wheels you add to your child's bike when she's first trying to learn how to balance herself as she pedals. How so?  Listen closely...Show More Summary

Russia's Arctic adventures

Vladimir Putin's Arctic rhetoric goes down well with a population that has little hope for its future.

New Player in Hunt for Nazi Gold Train: Explosives Unit

The Polish army, including an explosives unit, will join scores of treasure hunters in the search for the rumored Nazi gold train apparently buried somewhere below Walbrzych. A government rep says the governor of the area asked for help, and "the defense minister decided to send technical equipment to search...

My moment at Tokyo's infamous Hotel Okura

Correspondent Harry Fawcett remembers his stay at the iconic Japanese hotel, now closing to make way for a skyscraper.

China cracks down ahead of WWII anniversary parade

Beijing is in the final stages of preparations for a massive parade Thursday, which will show off some of the country's newest military hardware and mark China's celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II

South African students protest over use of Afrikaans

Stellenbosch students say Afrikaans language is favoured at their school and that its use promotes racism.

Michael Jackson in Gabon -- So Bad, Just Beat It

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered official statements of the U.S. government or the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training. Show More Summary

Stranded and desperate, migrants fill Budapest rail station

Many of the migrants are fleeing the war in Syria through Turkey, then making their way to Hungary

After 28 election sessions Lebanon is still without a president

The Lebanese parliament failed again today and for the 28th time in a row to elect a president to replace Michel Suleiman whose term ended on May 25 last year As in the past sessions the parliament was unable to reach a quorum because the Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group and its ally MP Michel […]

Precisely choreographed parade in China to mark WWII anniversary

The event will show off some of the communist country's newest military hardware and mark China's celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II

New sewage system to tackle Rio 2016's water problems

Rio Olympics' organising committee chief confirms plans after super bacteria, dead fish brought issue to the surface.

From trash to tables: Recycling food UK style

Projects aim to prevent food waste and help feed the hungry in 'pay-as-you-feel' volunteer schemes.

US Open: Halep progresses as withdrawals continue

Second-seed Romanian moves into second round after New Zealand's Marina Erakovic retired with a knee injury.

79 % of US voters worried about Iran nuclear inspections, 55% still OK deal

Washington, DC – A majority of US voters from both parties are concerned about aspects of the Iran nuclear deal governing inspections of Tehran’s nuclear facilities, according to a survey released Tuesday by the University of Maryland’s Program for Public Consultation. Participants in the national “Citizen Cabinet” survey were presented with a description of the […]

US Open: Federer, Murray ease into second round

Second-seed launches bid for sixth title at Flushing Meadows with a straight-sets win; Murray sees off Kyrgios.

Red Cross workers shot dead in northern Yemen

Gunmen opened fire on vehicle and killed two aid workers travelling from Saada to the capital Sanaa, ICRC says.

Corruption eats Russia-annexed Crimea from within

Residents of Crimea have struggled with corruption and land-grabs since the Russian takeover of the region.

Trapped, broke and scared in Budapest

Refugees who made it all the way from Syria to Hungary now massing at train station with nowhere to go and no money left

Refugees call for freedom outside Budapest rail station

Blocked by police from departing on trains to other EU countries, "desperate" refugees begin second day of protests.

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