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Putin’s Resurrection: If he just had the ‘flu, why didn’t they say that he just had the ‘flu? We’d all have sent him get-well cards, and that would have been the end of it. The lengthy and mysterious absence of Vladimir Putin ended on Monday, when the Russian president emerged in St. Petersburg to greet the vi...
How Long Will the Oil Stay Cheap?: I’m in Alberta, the province that produces most of Canada’s oil, and there’s only one question on everybody’s lips. How long will the oil price stay down? It has fallen by more than half in the past nine months – West Texas Intermediate is $48 per barrel today – and further falls are predicte...
Islamic State: The Worst Case Contingency: It’s often a good idea, when faced with a really frightening situation, to model the “worst case” outcome and see how bad it could get. That can be quite bad, but it’s rarely as bad as the half-formed fears that build up if you don’t actually analyse the problem. Like Islamic State, for examp...
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Meet a 2015-er: Arelys Bellorini: “We’re hoping the Declaration includes a vision of the child as it was included in the Millennium  Goals declaration, in the Rio+20 declaration, and in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. We’re not actually asking for anything new!”    This is the sixth installment of our “Meet A 2015-er” ...
Top UN Officials Warn of Ebola’s Stubborn Persistence in West Africa: Today, at the IMF-World Bank Group Spring Meeting leaders of the three Ebola-affected West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, will share their plans for early recovery and efforts to rebuild resilient health systems. With Ebola cases declining, these countries’ leaders are se...
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Eurasia As We (And the U.S.) Knew It is Dead: Move over, Cold War 2.0. The real story, now and for the foreseeable future, in its myriad declinations, and of course, ruling out too many bumps in the road, is a new, integrated Eurasia forging ahead. China’s immensely ambitious New…
Judge Rules Against Japan Nuclear Restart, Cleanup of Melted Reactors Non-Existent: by Beyond Nuclear Prefecture court in Japan has ruled that the only real protection from a catastrophic nuclear accident is to keep the nation’s atomic reactors shut down.  Hideaki Higuchi, a local judge for Fukui, ordered that the Takahama nuclear…
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Migrant boat disaster: Countries across Europe accused of 'closing their eyes' to deaths: Countries across Europe, including Britain, have been accused of “closing their eyes” to the deaths of thousands of migrants in the Mediterranean amid growing outrage at the failure of European leaders to agree a new search-and-rescue mission.
Isis in Iraq: Fighters form wary 'marriage of convenience' to oust Islamist insurgents from their homes ahead of push on Kirkuk: Among the lush meadows that cover the countryside around Kirkuk, fighters from the village of Bashir look toward their home. Flanked by the brightly coloured banners of one of Iraq’s Shia militias, they are preparing an attack on the Isis snipers who stalk the otherwise empty streets of the villa...
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​Healthy caffeine: Study proves coffee can ward off breast cancer: Coffee can be considered a healthy drink, as it can protect you from cancer, the latest Swedish study has found. It follows other research on the pros of coffee in fighting off the potentially deadly disease.Read Full Article at RT.com
​Pakistani woman burned alive for leaving home without permission: A Pakistani woman was burnt alive by her husband and his father because she left home without permission – the latest example of the country’s brutal “honor killings.”Read Full Article at RT.com
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'Batman v Superman' is Every Christian’s Battle: Superman was introduced on his first page as a “champion of the oppressed…sworn to devote his existence to helping those in need.” Those actions are a fundamental expression of his identity, an inalienable product of who he is. Lara and the Kryptonian scientist Jor-El loved him enough to help him...
Weekly Wrap 4.17.15: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week: A Newsfeed of Fear: News, Social Change, and Resisting #FeedFearWhen clickbait lures and controversy sells, what does it mean to read with the Bible in one hand and our newsfeeds in the other? Our series explores a question from the May issue of Sojourners: How do we unlearn our own attraction to...
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Minimizing the Maximum: Why prison sentences should be capped at 20 years: U.S. President Barack Obama recently issued sentence commutations for 22 people serving lengthy prison terms for drug offenses in the United States. Among them was Donel Marcus Clark, who received a 35-year prison term for a first-time conviction of selling large quantities of crack cocaine and m...
Sweden — A Moral Superpower?: Sweden’s unilateral decision to cancel its large-scale defense agreement with Saudi Arabia has attracted considerable international attention. It canceled the agreement on moral grounds, refusing to continue military cooperation with one of the world’s most hardline dictatorships – a regime that ...
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Action on climate change is cheaper than inaction: Many are afraid that tackling climate change is going to be too costly. But increasingly, studies are showing action will not just be cheaper than inaction, but could actually result in economic, environmental and even health benefits, while improving sustainability. This new page...
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Quote of the Week: ” One must not judge everyone in the world by his qualities as a soldier: otherwise we should have no civilization.” Erwin Rommel
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SLAIN AFGHAN PEACE MEDIATOR CAUTIONED U.S. AGAINST SURGE:

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