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Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, front and center, with soldiers of the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su 105 Guards Tank Division of the Korean People's Army.

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Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, front and center, with soldiers of the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su 105 Guards Tank Division of the Korean People's Army.

Supreme Leader’s Ski Resort: ‘Edifice of Eternal Value,’ Some Day

Vail, Breckenridge, Sun Valley and Wonsan? North Korea aimed to complete construction of the impoverished, self-proclaimed socialist nation’s first ski resort in its Southeastern Kangwon province and unveil it to the world today to coincide with the 68th foundation anniversary...

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FSA fighters clear a room in a newly conquered building along the front line of Sheikh Saeed a highly contested area of Aleppo, Syria, on March 18, 2013.

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FSA fighters clear a room in a newly conquered building along the front line of Sheikh Saeed a highly contested area of Aleppo, Syria, on March 18, 2013.

Obama: ‘Not Doing Nothing’ in Syria

President Barack Obama is remembering Iraq. And the world, he says, will remember what the U.S. did about Osama bin Laden and Muammar Qaddafi. All of this has to do with the “red line” — the use of chemical weapons...

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Secretary of State John Kerry, center, is welcomed and escorted by U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Sung Y. Kim, left, and deputy director general of South Korea's Foreign Ministry, Moon Seoung-hyun, in front of a traditional honor guard at Seoul air base on April 12, 2013.

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Secretary of State John Kerry, center, is welcomed and escorted by U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Sung Y. Kim, left, and deputy director general of South Korea's Foreign Ministry, Moon Seoung-hyun, in front of a traditional honor guard at Seoul air base on April 12, 2013.

Washington Daybook: Definitely Maybe

Will budget cuts reduce U.S. economic growth? No, according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg whose median forecast is solid 3 percent growth in the first quarter. Yes, says the International Monetary Fund, which lowered its forecast for U.S. growth for...

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North Korean soldiers salute during a military parade to mark 100 years since the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2012.

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North Korean soldiers salute during a military parade to mark 100 years since the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 56

That’s the percentage of Americans who say U.S. officials should take North Korea’s nuclear threats “very seriously,” according to the Pew Research Center. That compares to 27 percent who say the government should take the threats “somewhat seriously,” according to...

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A woman covers her face with her sweater in the heavy smog in Haozhou, central China's Anhui province.

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A woman covers her face with her sweater in the heavy smog in Haozhou, central China's Anhui province.

Inhofe Can’t Budge an Admiral Who Says Climate Change Matters

North Korea’s threat to wage war was the No. 1 topic today when senators quizzed the head of the U.S. Pacific Command. Still, Sen. James Inhofe wouldn’t let the morning pass without a chance to attack those who think human...

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Senior White House Advisor David Plouffe, left, Sen. John Kerry, center, and White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew board Air Force One in this file photo.

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Senior White House Advisor David Plouffe, left, Sen. John Kerry, center, and White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew board Air Force One in this file photo.

Lew, Kerry Head to China Soon

Newly seated Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and Secretary of State John Kerry are bound for China. Lew, next week. Kerry, in coming weeks. President Barack Obama let Chinese President Xi Jinping know that today during a phone call “to congratulate...

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Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Sen. John Kerry, President Barack Obama's nominee to become secretary of state, gives a 'thumbs-up' as he arrives  on Capitol Hill on Jan. 24, 2013, to testify before his confirmation hearing before the committee to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Sen. John Kerry, President Barack Obama's nominee to become secretary of state, gives a 'thumbs-up' as he arrives on Capitol Hill on Jan. 24, 2013, to testify before his confirmation hearing before the committee to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Washington Daybook: Taking the Hot Seat

One day after members of congress grilled Hillary Clinton over the attack on an American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Sen. John Kerry faces a hearing of his own as the nominee to replace Clinton as secretary of state. The Senate Foreign...

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