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Amid Threats, N. Korea's Neighbors Rethink Defense Policies

As North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatens nuclear strikes on South Korea, Japan and the U.S., there is a new determination across the region to adopt a tougher line. There's talk now in Japan and South Korea that they should have nuclear weapons of their own — a position the U.S. opposes.
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Private Foundations Start To Edge Out Some Countries In International Aid Donations

A new report on global giving shows there has been a big shift in recent years in who is giving and receiving international aid. The U.S. remains the largest donor, giving out more than $30 billion each year. But now large sums of money are coming from private foundations and corporations and even countries who only a few years ago were recipients themselves.
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Official On Deck To Succeed Castros Still A Question Mark To Many Cubans

Miguel Diaz-Canel, Cuba's new vice president, has been tapped to take over from Raul Castro when he steps down as president in 2018. The 52-year-old former education minister is relatively unknown outside his home province, but is now on a campaign to increase his national exposure.
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A Renaissance For 'Pigsticking' In Spain

Hunting wild boar while riding horses and using only spears is a practice that dates back at least 2,000 years — and now it's making a comeback in Spain.

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