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  • Global News Blog Bin Laden sons wonder why their father didn't get a trial

    Omar bin Laden issued a statement Tuesday on behalf of the bin Laden family questioning why his father didn't receive a court trial like Saddam Hussein or Slobodan Milošević.

  • Why Terry Jones Quran burning spurred two days of deadly Afghan protests

    Why Terry Jones Quran burning spurred two days of deadly Afghan protests

    Protests over Terry Jones's Quran burning spread to the southern city of Kandahar Saturday. By contrast, there was little popular reaction to recent photos of US soldiers posing with the bodies of Afghans they had killed for sport.

  • US soldier Morlock sentenced to 24 years for killing Afghan civilians

    Terrorism & Security US soldier Morlock sentenced to 24 years for killing Afghan civilians

    US Army Spc. Jeremy Morlock pleaded guilty to killing three Afghan civilians as part of a renegade 'kill team' made up of soldiers from the 5th Stryker Brigade.

  • Belgium breaks Iraq’s world record for government impasse

    Belgium breaks Iraq’s world record for government impasse

    Belgium, split between the Dutch-speaking north and French-speaking south, still doesn’t have a government after June elections last year. The rift may eventually cause a national divorce.

  • A German film that the Oscars missed

    Editorial Board Blog A German film that the Oscars missed

    'Die Fremde,' or 'When We Leave,' did not make the Oscar nomination list for best foreign film. That's too bad. Still, we can start our own conversations about this powerful film that focuses on 'honor killing' in the Turkish immigrant community in Germany.

  • Iran nuclear talks: What's on the table, what's at stake

    Iran nuclear talks: What's on the table, what's at stake

    Iran nuclear talks began in Istanbul today with topics that could include a revamped version of a nuclear fuel swap deal and ongoing sanctions.

  • In Arizona shooting, Europe sees an America gripped by doubt, pessimism

    In Arizona shooting, Europe sees an America gripped by doubt, pessimism

    The Arizona shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has gotten extensive coverage in London, Berlin, and Paris. A German paper stated that the motto 'Yes, we can' has been pushed aside by the financial crisis and two wars.

  • Could WikiLeaks survive without Julian Assange?

    Could WikiLeaks survive without Julian Assange?

    Its founder is a wanted man, and its systems are under attack. But the website dedicated to releasing classified information has opened a Pandora’s Box that will be difficult to close.

  • WikiLeaks' Julian Assange is merely 'fighting baddies,' says his mom

    WikiLeaks' Julian Assange is merely 'fighting baddies,' says his mom

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's mother Christine is defending her son as fighting a good fight, saying she gave him a strong grounding in ethics.

  • WikiLeaks 101: Five questions about who did what and when

    WikiLeaks 101: Five questions about who did what and when

    The WikiLeaks controversy pits one hallowed purpose of US government – preventing security threats from abroad – against another, that of protecting constitutional rights of expression by the media and individuals. Striking that balance has become difficult in an age of the Internet hackers, bloggers, self-appointed public policy watchdogs, and thousands of online “publications” marked by ideology and attitude. So far, WikiLeaks has released more than 700,000 sensitive or classified documents about US military and diplomatic activity – 92,000 on the war in Afghanistan, 392,000 on the Iraq war, and now nearly 250,000 diplomatic cables that US officials say are damaging to foreign relations and intelligence operations. Within weeks, WikiLeaks says, it’ll release inside information on business interests – starting with a major American bank. WikiLeaks 101 is your guide to understanding what happened. Here are answers to five key questions.