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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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Syria Humanitarian Conference Kicks off in Kuwait: The UN needs to raise over $7.5 billion to provide for basic humanitarian assistance for Syrians affected by the conflict.  “As the Syrian conflict enters its fifth year, 12.2 million people remain in dire need of aid,says the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which M...
Episode 58: Victor Ochen: Victor Ochen grew up in displaced persons camps in Northern Uganda, fleeing from the Lord’s Resistance Army. He emerged from that difficult situation to become a civic leader and peacemaker and this year, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on behalf of war crimes victims in U...
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Geopolítica da guerra dos EUA no Iêmen e Novo Front contra o Irã: Os EUA e o reino da Arábia Saudita ficaram muito ansiosos quando o movimento iemenita dos houthis, ou Ansarallah (ar. “pilares de Deus”) conquistou o controle sobre a capital do Iêmen, Sanaa/Sana, em setembro de 2014. O presidente do Iêmen…
Evidence of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity Committed by Israeli Military During Operation Protective Edge: International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH): In a report published today entitled “Trapped and Punished: The Gaza Civilian Population under Operation Protective Edge”, FIDH presents evidence consistent with the commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the Israeli military during Operation Protective Edge (July-August…
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Generous welfare systems actually make people more keen to work, Europe-wide study finds: Generous welfare systems do not create a culture of dependency and actually make people more keen to work, a major Europe-wide study has found.
Postcard from... New York: The last Passover matzos have rolled out of a century-old bakery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side – a neighbourhood that has been dubbed the “Jewish Plymouth Rock” but is rapidly gentrifying.
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Mentally ill Briton pleads guilty in NYC court to conspiring to set up terror camp: Haroon Rashid Aswat, 40, a British citizen of Indian descent from West Yorkshire, is accused of having conspired with Abu Hamza, a Muslim cleric who preached in London in the 1990s and was convicted of terrorism charges last May. At the hearing in a federal court in Manhattan on Monday, Aswat a...
Pentagon’s ‘Force of the Future’ drive could ease job recruitment standards: Defense Secretary Ashton Carter began a two-day trip on Monday during which he will speak to students and soldiers about what the military will have to do to create the “force of the future.” The trip involves visits to Carter’s own high school in Pennsylvania, the Fort Drum military base in New...
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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence: ‘Not Going to Change’ Religious Freedom Law: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended his state’s new religious freedom law March 29 while refusing to say if it would allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.Facing a rising tide of criticism and business boycotts against his state, Pence said he would consider a second law that “amplifies and...
Thoughts on Holy Week: Identifying with Jesus and the Temple Cleansing: Among Christians who practice Lent, the Holy Week timeline is a time for reflection on the practices of Jesus in his last days prior to his death. Reflecting on Holy Week can be a spiritual practice to consider the place of those practices in our own lives. According to the Gospel of Mark, Jesus ...
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Loopholes and Taxation: Overseeing a Fairer European Union: Companies should pay a fair share of taxes on the money they earn, and governments should not favor certain businesses by giving them advantages not available to others. This sounds straightforward, but the reality is not. Throughout the financial crisis, citizens in many European countries have ...
Obama VS. Bush: Public Protection and Perception: Public opinion in the United States is divided about the performance of the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) and the National Security Agency (N.S.A.) during the Bush and Obama presidencies. The revelation of intelligence “failures” such as lack of warning of the 9/11 attacks, the incorrect a...
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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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