Why Putin thinks it's still 1985
Matthew Chance explains the secret to the Russian leader's popularity.

UK troops in largest armored deployment in Eastern Europe for six years
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is carrying out its largest armored deployment in Eastern Europe for six years, in a joint exercise with Poland to reassure it in the wake of Russia's intervention in Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense said on Friday.

Bob Schieffer's view
"Face The Nation" anchor Bob Schieffer gives CBSN some perspective on President Obama's immigration plans and the GOP response.

President extends US combat role in Afghanistan: report

A US soldier inspects the site of a suicide attack targeting foreign troops in Jalalabad on November 13, 2014Barack Obama has extended the combat role for US troops in Afghanistan for another year, in a classified order he signed in recent weeks, the New York Times reported Friday. Previously, the president had said US-led NATO combat operations would finish at the end of this year. The NATO follow up mission, to take over on January 1 with 9,800 US troops and about 3,000 soldiers from Germany, Italy and other member nations, was to focus on supporting Afghan forces as they take on the Taliban, in parallel with US counter-terrorism operations. The new order also allows for air support -- from US jets, bombers and drones -- for Afghan combat missions.


Water wonders: World's best fountains
People never cease to find amazing ways to make water more incredible than it already is. Here are 15 examples.

Discovered: Funny, rude medieval doodles
My personal favorite is this. At the top of a page of angular medieval text -- full of theological extrapolations and religious devotion -- is a cartoon of a deadpan dog.

Gergen: Obama's dangerous move
There is something deeply troubling about President Obama's decision to grant legal safe haven to unauthorized immigrants by executive order.

Grappling with protests, Mexico president urges swift judicial reform
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Embattled President Enrique Peña Nieto called on Mexico's states on Friday to swiftly adopt steps to modernize the justice system as he tries to defuse mass protests over the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers.

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