Robert Pattinson Shamelessly Lied About This Without Any Regrets

Robert Pattinson’s love-hate relationship with circuses dates way back to 2011, the year his highly-anticipated film ‘Water for Elephants’ was released. Despite being based on a best-selling book and having a star-studded cast including the likes of Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon, Christopher Waltz, and Pattinson himself, freshly basking in the success of his ‘Twilight’ series, the …

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Taking a 'Love Thy Neighbor' Message to Hot Spots Where 'Attack Thy Neighbor' Fuels Religious Persecution

Promoting religious freedom around the world is an American priority. However, when it comes to dealing with fragile states like Afghanistan, Somalia, and Yemen, U.S. officials have to get creative. Punitive policies like sanctions can weaken already dysfunctional governments and further devastate conditions on the ground for people of faith. Instead, a “love thy neighbor” …

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Criminal violence, politics, and state capture in Michoacán

By Vanda Felbab-Brown The military offensive of the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) in the Tierra Caliente in mid-September is only the latest demonstration of the unrestrained brazenness of the Mexican criminal market. It is all the more poignant that the Cartel’s broad-daylight military-style offensive to seize a municipality took place in Michoacán. For decades, …

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North Korea accuses UN Security Council of double standards over missile test

By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korea said on Sunday the United Nations Security Council applied double standards over military activities among U.N. member states, state media KCNA said, amid international criticism over its recent missile tests. The Council met behind closed doors on Friday upon requests from the United States and other countries over …

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