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2:26 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

The Follies of U.S. Foreign Policy

John Mearsheimer
Credit University of Chicago

Speaking in Maine takes us next Northport and the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations for an address by University of Chicago professor John Mearsheimer, speaking on “The Follies of US Foreign Policy.” Mearsheimer is the author of “The Tragedy of Great Power Politics”, “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy” and “Why Leaders Lie: The Truth about Lying in International Politics”

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The Two-Way
7:30 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Israeli Official: Chance Of A Ground Invasion Of Gaza 'Very High'

A picture taken from the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip shows smoke billowing from the coastal Palestinian enclave following an Israeli airstrike Wednesday.
Jack Guez AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed July 16, 2014 5:48 pm

This post was updated at 3 p.m. ET.

Israel has agreed to a United Nations request for a temporary cease-fire in its shelling campaign of the Gaza Strip, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports.

The five-hour bombing halt on Thursday will allow humanitarian aid to be delivered in Gaza.

But any semblance of peace will be fleeting.

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International Affairs
10:34 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Today's Foreign Policy Challenges

R. Nicholas Burns, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
Credit Wikipedia and the U.S. Department of State

  R. Nicholas Burns is Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He spoke at the World Affairs Council of Maine's Annual Meeting about Foreign Policy Challenges facing the United States.

This discussion was recorded on June 18, 2014 at the The Portland Club.

More information about this event is located here: www.wacmaine.org

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World
7:45 am
Sun July 6, 2014

Lac-Megantic, A Year Later

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - More than 1,000 people marched in solemn silence early this morning along the edge of Lac-Megantic's railroad as they remembered last year's deadly train disaster.

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Energy
8:45 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Oil Train Disaster To Be Remembered in Quebec

Sunday marks the first anniversary of the oil train disaster in Lac Megantic, Quebec, not far from the Maine border.  

A runaway train of the former Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway de-railed in the center of town. Tanker cars full of oil exploded into flame, devastating part of Lac Megntic's downtown and killing 47 people.

This weekend, a candlelight walk will be staged through Lac Megantic.  It's scheduled to last 47 minutes - one minute for every person who died in the tragedy.

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World
7:54 am
Sun June 29, 2014

Gas Rates Falling in NB

NEW BRUNSWICK-   Gas rates in New Brunswick may soon be dropping for residential customers.

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Maine Calling
4:31 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Iraq

Credit U.S. Army

In December 2011, President Barack Obama announced that the last American troops had left Iraq — ending nearly nine years of war. In the aftermath of the US withdrawal, Iraq has seen a steady amount of sectarian violence. In recent days, a group that even al-Qaida found too extreme has made significant advances in the country — the Sunni extremist group known as ISIS has seized large areas of northern Iraq. There are conflicting reports about whether ISIS has taken control of the country's largest oil refinery.

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World
8:54 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Manhunt Underway for Suspect in Shooting Deaths of 3 Canadian Police

A massive manhunt is underway this morning for a man accused of opening fire on police officers in Moncton, New Brunswick.

"While responding to a call of an armed man in the north end of the city of Moncton, three of Codiac RCMP's officers were shot and killed," Damien Theriault of the Codiac Regional Royal Canadian Mounted Police says in a press conference.

In addition to the three RCMP officers killed last night, Theriault says two others were wounded and taken to the hospital.

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Maine Calling
4:17 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Why China Matters

China, the nation, not the town near Augusta, is more than 6,000 miles from here. But China is increasingly connected to Maine. It is Maine's second largest export market, second only to Canada, and more and more Chinese students come here to study at Maine schools each year. Learn more about China, Maine's growing relationship with country and what the future might hold. What do we need to understand about this nation of one point four billion people? 25 years after the Tianamen Square crackdown, how has China changed?

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World
9:28 am
Fri May 23, 2014

VIDEO: Baby Falls From Ledge, Is Caught By Man In Street

Men watch as a baby teeters on a ledge in China earlier this week. The infant fell — and was safely caught, making his rescuers into heroes in Chinese social media.
YouTube

Originally published on Fri May 23, 2014 12:24 pm

All he had were his bare hands and one chance. But a man successfully caught an infant who fell from a second-floor apartment's window in southern China this week, making him a hero in Chinese social media after the feat was caught on a surveillance camera video.

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