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Iran: No Plan B: The extraordinary thing is that there is no Plan B. If Donald Trump’s re-imposition of American sanctions on Iran does not cause President Hassan Rouhani’s government to buckle at once (which is almost unimaginable), there is nothing else he can do short of going to war with the country. And he ...
Brexit: No Turning Point Yet: Even with Donald Trump scheduled for a brief visit to the United Kingdom this week amid massive protests, it’s still ‘all Brexit, all of the time’ in the sceptred isle – and the long struggle over the nature of the deal that will define Britain’s relationship with the European Union post-exit al...
Mexican Election 2018: Almost all the foreign coverage of next Sunday’s Mexican election focusses on the drug wars and the murder rate: 30,000 killed last year, and looking to be even higher this year. But there are 127 million Mexicans, so it’s not really all that bad by Caribbean standards. Mexico is not even in th...
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Donald Trump and the United Nations: What to Expect at the UN General Assembly This Week: Donald Trump will spend three consecutive days at the United Nations. And this year, like last year, his speeches, off the cuff remarks and general comportment will drive the discussion in New York. On Monday, Trump will chair a meeting focused on counter narcotics and drugs. This event is mostl...
A New UN Report Finds that a Child Under the Age of 15 Dies Every 5 Seconds: Globally, children have a greater chance of survival than ever before. Yet because of growing inequality, in 2017, a child under the age of 15 died every five seconds, a new UN report says, and most of those deaths were preventable. The report published Tuesday by UNICEF, the World Health Organiz...
PODCAST: These Are the Stories to Follow for UNGA: All eyes turn to the New York and the United Nations as world leaders gather for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, better known UNGA. This is always the busiest week of the diplomatic calendar and on the line the help make sense of it all is Richard Gowan. He is a Senior Fellow...
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April Freeman death: Florida Democrat congressional candidate dies suddenly: Her husband has said he believes she had a heart attack
Rod Rosenstein - LIVE: Trump to meet deputy attorney general amid reports Rosenstein may resign before being fired: Noel Francisco - the current solicitor general - would be expected to take on oversight of the Russia probe
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Kavanaugh says he was a virgin in high school, never sexually assaulted anyone: US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has denied the accusations he sexually assaulted a woman in high school and exposed himself to another in college, demanding a fair hearing to clear his name. Read Full Article at RT.com
Rouhani compares Ahvaz parade attack to 9/11 as he slams US for implying Iran is to blame: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has compared the terrorist attack at the Ahvaz military parade to the 9/11 attacks, and lambasted US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, who suggested the attack was a result of Tehran's policies. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Blaming Women For Men's Sin Is As Old As The Bible: I doubt the evangelical response to Tamar would have been as enlightened even though she had “proof.” The rhetoric would look more like this: Tamar took advantage of Judah at a time of grief for her own economic gain. She should have had her father speak to Judah about his negligence first and gi...
#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke: 'Jesus Was The First Activist That I Knew': Despite the lack of coverage her faith has gotten, the influence of Christianity on her advocacy has remained constant. It is often difficult for people to associate Christianity with activism because it has become so weaponized, she says. “Christianity has been co-opted by people who have a poli...
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The Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade: Since the US led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, the Golden Crescent opium trade has soared. According to the US media, this lucrative contraband is protected by Osama, the Taliban, not to mention, of course, the regional warlords, in defiance of the "international community".
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What the People Need: An Address: It’s becoming increasingly clear that as cities go, so goes the world. But it’s also becoming clear that for cities to succeed, people of all income groups need to be able to actually live in them. Lack of affordable housing is a common urban problem: As cities grow and thrive, they tend to push ...
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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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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 ...
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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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