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Germany: The Rise of the Right: Angela Merkel’s slogan in her campaign for a fourth term as Chancellor was terminally bland and smug – “For a Germany in which we live well and love living” – but it did the job, sort of. Her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is back as the largest party, so Merkel gets to form the next coalition...
The Man Who Saved the World: Stanislav Petrov was never famous in Russia, just another forgotten pensioner, so the news of his death at 77 in Moscow on 19 May only recently reached other countries. He wasn’t all that famous abroad either, but people in the know think he may have saved the world from nuclear war. “The siren...
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An Indian Court Decision Takes One Step in the Right Direction for the Rights of Women: Last week, a two-man bench of the Indian Supreme Court ruled that sex with any underage girl, regardless of whether she is married or not, would be considered an act of rape. This ruling, in a country with the highest rate of child marriage in the world according to UNICEF, is being hailed as a h...
This Supreme Court Case Could Have a Big Impact on US Foreign Policy: A case that is pending before the Supreme Court of the United States could have profound implications for human rights and corporate social responsibility around the world. The case is called Jesner v. Arab Bank and it is a lawsuit in which the plaintiffs allege that Arab Bank, which is a Jordan...
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The October Revolution: “Ten Days that Shook the World”: Next week, November 2, 2017 is the 100 years anniversary of the October Revolution, November 2, 1917. We bring to the attention of our readers Sergei Eisenstein’s masterpiece: “Ten Days that Shook the World” (1928) In documentary style, events in …
Documentary: The Korean War: US Atrocities, Napalm and Carpet Bombing, Killing Innocent Civilians: MacArthur is fired. Napalm (1:52). The combined Chinese/North Korean forces try to defeat the UN in South Korea. Ridgeway’s change of strategy meant that the UN forces would hold ground, relinquish it, then counterattack with superior air and …
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New Zealand's new prime minister calls capitalism a 'blatant failure': 'If you have hundreds of thousands of children living in homes without enough to survive, that's a blatant failure. What else could you describe it as?'
Catalonia: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy outlines plans to remove region's leaders: 'We are not ending Catalan autonomy, but we are relieving of their duties those who have acted outside the law'
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‘If nobody dares, I’ll pull the trigger’: Philippine President warns criminals : Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has said he is willing to shoot criminals himself if law enforcement doesn’t step up to the task, days after scaling back his conroversial anti-drugs campaign. Read Full Article at RT.com
4 producers bid for India’s $8-bn attack submarine contract: Read Full Article at RT.com
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3 White Nationalists Arrested After Shooting at University of Florida: The three white nationalists, Tyler Tenbrink, William Fears, and Colton Fears, were charged with attempted homicide by Gainesville police.
Nonviolent Fight Club: Why U.S. Catholics Are Still Debating Nonviolence: The work of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative, born from the April 2016 Rome meeting, recognizes that most of the people with political power are not the victims of social violence. CNI is bringing the voice of grassroots Catholics in the majority of the world, who are the primary victims of so...
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Making America an Ingrate: The administration’s single-minded pursuit of unilateralism in trade policy – as seen in the withdrawal from the TPP and seeking to rewrite NAFTA – is a recipe for disaster. The world is moving on and, ultimately, Americans will be the losers.  The Trump administration’s opening salvo in launchin...
Learning Doesn’t Mean a Livelihood: Today’s International Day of the Girl has been met with a flurry of social media and public statements about the importance of educating girls. Non-profits, social investors, and economists advocate increased education for women and girls as a way to boost their economic participation and their c...
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F&O this week: Kohl, Grenfell ashes, Trade Jungle, Singapore schadenfreude, US discourse: HELMUT KOHL delivered German reunification and the Euro, by  Noah Barkin  Obituary A towering figure of post-war European politics, Helmut Kohl pushed through German reunification and was a driving force behind the creation of the euro during a 16-year reign as German chancellor that spanned the ...
Mayhem, Trump vs Comey, Oceans Day: F&O Fresh Sheet: British Election Brings Mayhem, by Jonathan Manthorpe   Analysis British voters have shown Prime Minister Theresa May the door. The implications of this drubbing for the Conservative government are profound, for May as Prime Minister,  but with much deeper implications for Britain. Text of Theres...
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Is your food expired or ugly? Eat it, is good for you!: By Zabeth Salome Chedraui It is very possible to imagine a world in which people recycle the food that they consider as waste. Nashville has been selected by the Natural Resource Defense Council as a model city on food waste reduction. Many restaurants in the city are participating in the Food Sa...
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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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