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Japan has been up and down more than once. It's steady now and willing to be a pillar of global affairs.
Drive for diversity in front of and behind the camera bolstered by "Black Panther" and activism.
Games face challenges and change, but still inspire athletes and fans worldwide.
U.S. intelligence chiefs' warnings on Russian interference should spur bipartisan backing for an aggressive congressional response.
Challenges batter the nation, and the National Football League, but both events offer a unique unity moment, however fleeting.
Acclaimed Lebanese film focuses on unhealed wounds from vicious civil war.
Two Arizona Republican senators reflect on President Trump's attacks on the media.
New movie examines Pentagon Papers case and puts a lens on today's era.
Forecasters see Beijing beginning to fill the power vacuum left by a disengaged Trump administration.
Four different dictionaries' "words of the year" define our times and deliver a potential preview of 2018.
The potential impact on Alabama's reputation may have spurred some Republicans to say "no Moore."
New movie about the British prime minister is just the latest reflection on a leader who has become a legend.
Annual Walker Art Center screening shows advertising as creative as the shows it supports and provides insight into U.K. society.
Recent reports and events show the extent of Russia's political and media manipulation.
A pair of Minnesotans in Congress from opposite sides of the aisle agree that the decades-old U.S. policy is counterproductive.
Incoming, outgoing adjutant generals speak about geopolitics, service and the need for diversity in the ranks.
Leaks, investigative reporting and a special counsel consume Washington.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has always lauded long-shot peacemaking efforts, many of which came to fruition.
New film depicts her historic win against Bobby Riggs: "I was very clear that this wasn't just a tennis match."
A stable nation and leader look to emerge further as a geopolitical force, but a rising right-wing party may mar the outcome.
Fake Facebook accounts bought ads that "appeared to favor amplifying divisive social and political messages."
Augsburg University forum's focus on "bridging divisions through dialogue" reflects the grass-roots effort needed for peacemaking.
Americans — and the news media — tune out of the enduring South Asian conflict even as military sacrifices continue.
With U.S.-South Korean exercises, the focus will shift back to North Korean crisis.
A book and a "Talk of the Stacks" event reflect remarkable career of the Star Tribune cartoonist.
New Pew poll points to ISIS, climate change, cyberattacks, global economy and refugees.
Distractions and disconnects in the White House and Congress.
A temporary retreat from a hostile continent during wartime to a permanent Brexit divorce from today's welcoming Europe.
The dispute between Qatar and four nations led by Saudi Arabia threatens regional stability.
A new Pew poll reports low global confidence in the president, which may make diplomatic efforts more difficult.
A training exercise takes our soldiers to Lithuania for on-the-ground experience in an area that (one never knows) they might be called upon to defend.
Russian interference in America's democracy should inspire the pursuit of the truth.
On June 8 U.K. voters will decide whether Prime Minister May's "safe pair of hands" will still guide Great Britain.
International news events echo the original unveiling of the globe in 1951.
For U.S. envoys, a tougher task of projecting America's model of democracy amid disarray at home.
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen offer France dramatically different visions for their country's future.
Chronic crises elsewhere shouldn't preclude proactive Latin America efforts.
The United States could use a new "Sputnik moment" that rallies around scientists and other learned experts.
Among the notable films is an Egyptian drama, "Clash," that examines the deep divisions that spiraled Cairo into chaos.
Upcoming Minnesota History Center exhibit and PBS documentary recall America's entry into World War I.
Citizens and Congress could rescue the Corporation for Public Broadcasting from the president's proposed cut.
Amid populism, politicians who still back the European Union.
As the world watches U.S. turmoil, Americans with opposing viewpoints may be looking past each other.
Presidential pressure on press freedom, reporter safety is at risk.
For the 44th year, Minnesota National Guard and Norwegian Home Guard troops train together.
A report from the advocacy group Freemuse states that 'artists continue to be silenced all over the world.'
Oscar-nominated documentaries "Fire at Sea" and "4.1 Miles" give context to what's at stake regarding refugee resettlement.
The press reacts to — and is targeted by — the Trump administration in the week after the inaugural.
Consequential elections amid an "information war" and "amplification vortex."
Dramatic differences in policy, personality await the nation.
Analysts add the transition to Trump to the list of world uncertainties that may herald a "geopolitical recession."
The 2016 election, enduring world conflicts, a new Pew poll, and the compelling film "Jackie" all prove William Faulkner prescient.
Further engagement, not renewed estrangement, is still the best U.S. strategy.
The British Arrows Awards, now screening at the Walker, show Britain's international cultural impact.
In Winnipeg, expressions of concern, insight and affection for America's turbulent politics.
What "The Candidate" and "All the President's Men" can tell us about today's divisive environment.
Expect extra scrutiny reflecting concerns over concentration.
Realistic comic strip goes where cameras can't.
'Techno-horror-thriller' documentary depicts a danger that's domestic as well as international.
Debates not only need fact-checking, but should have future-checking, too.
Despite its challenges, the league will likely endure.
As global leaders gather, the diplomatic focus likely will be dominated by multiple security concerns.
Newly released film "Southside With You" depicts a relatability mostly missing this election season.
Minneapolis' Mohamed Amin Ahmed creates a cartoon counternarrative to extremism.
Upcoming summit will explore and emphasize peacebuilding.
Like the primaries and the impact of media, the DNC hack is just the latest story to morph in a different direction than anticipated.
History comes full circle for the three during the week of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Electorate is riveted but disappointed as consecutive conventions kick off in Cleveland and then Philadelphia.
Documentary depicts how Stuxnet virus impacted Iran.
Officially, membership in the European Union was on the ballot, but British identity was seemingly at issue, too.
State's congressional delegation, Somali citizens among many advocating for Dadaab.
Cinematic scrutiny also focuses on Clinton confidant Abedin.
Sharp partisan divides on nation's place in the world.
Posters from a chaotic era depict China's descent into political, cultural calamity.
The president has made progress, but proliferation, terrorism and arsenals will test his successor.
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