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Kurdish Troops in Control of Key Iraqi Town

Tim Arango, Suadad Al-Salhy and Alan Cowell / New York Times

The presence of well-trained Kurdish forces in Kirkuk added a new dimension to the conflict, as a militant commander urged his allies on Thursday to advance on Baghdad

Pakistani Officials Report the First U.S. Drone Strikes in Six Months

Haq Nawaz Khan / Washington Post

The missile attacks reportedly killed 16 and came three days after a deadly raid on Karachi’s airport
Iraq Delays Vote on Emergency as Crisis Spreads

BBC News

Parliament in Baghdad delays voting on a request to grant the prime minister emergency powers as the north slips out of government control

China Joins in World’s Largest Naval Exercises

The Guardian

Country takes part in rim of the Pacific exercises for the first time, working with the US and regional rivals including Japan

No Paper Tiger

The Economist

There is alarm in Hong Kong at a Chinese government white paper on the city’s political future

EU Gas Traders Ignore Ukraine Rejection as Talks Continue


Europe’s natural gas traders are betting the risk of supply cuts hasn’t increased after Ukraine rejected a Russian price proposal as the European Union says an agreement can be reached in the next few days


On Our Flashpoint Blog


Egyptian Youth: 5 Key Trends According to the Arab Youth Survey 2014

Jeffrey Lloyd

The 5 most important takeaways regarding the Egyptian youth from the Arab Youth Survey 2014

G7 Promotes Energy Security, Global Development and Peace

Kendall Strong

Leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US, including President Obama, met in Brussels on June 4-5 for the first regular G7 summit of the last fifteen years

The iPhone Illusion and the U.S.-China Trade Deficit

Dan Day

The nominal U.S.-China trade deficit sits at around $47.2 billion, but the iPhone shows us why it’s probably much smaller


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