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The United States and China Just Presented Two Very Different Plans With the Same Goal: Getting rid of North Korea’s Nukes. Which Will Work?: In a special meeting of the United Nations Security Council today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered the Trump administration’s clearest articulation yet of the United States’ strategy on North Korea. So did his Chinese counterpart, foreign minister Wang Yi. The two strategies share the sa...
Map of the Day: A Victory-in-Progress Against Least-Known Worst Diseases in the World: It’s been five years since the the World Health Organization launched an ambitious “action plan” to bring some of the world’s least-known worst diseases under control. These so-called Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are a group of illnesses that affect the world’s poorest and most vulnerable p...
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America Mingles with Al Qaeda in Syria: Washington Wants Russia Not to Target al-Qaeda “Terror Groups”: The total muddle that is US policy toward Syria continues to astonish. This week we saw the spectacle of a State Department Spokesman telling us that President Obama’s promise to not put US boots on the ground in Syria, …
No, the NSA Has NOT Stopped Spying On Americans’ Emails: The NSA announced Friday that they would stop the controversial program which sweeps up all emails and text messages which an American exchanges with someone overseas that makes reference to a real target of NSA surveillance. By way of background, …
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Indian brides given wooden paddles to hit drunken, abusive husbands by leading politician: Gopal Bargava says he wants to draw attention to the problems of domestic violence in India with the bats, which come with slogans such as 'Police won't intervene'
North Korea stand-off like Cuban missile crisis in slow motion, says John McCain: The stand-off between the US and North Korea could be "like a Cuban missile crisis in slow motion" according to Senator John McCain, with Donald Trump once-again dancing around the subject of military action.
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Cui Bono?: Donald Trump has spent a lot of time in the courts, so he must be familiar with the legal concept of “cui bono” – “who benefits?” When a crime is committed, the likeliest culprit is the person who benefited from the deed. But he certainly did not apply that principle when deciding to attack a Sy...
South Africa: Last Chance for the ANC: The African National Congress has ruled South Africa for 23 years, ever since the end of apartheid and the first free election in 1994. Twenty-three years is a very long time in politics, and you would expect it to be losing power some time around now. But it was a great and noble institution in...
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Indian minister arms 700 newlyweds with wooden bats against drunk & abusive husbands: An Indian state minister has armed some 700 brides with wooden bats to be used in self-defense should their husbands ever raise a hand on them. “Police won’t intervene,” reads the reassuring inscription, encouraging its use on alcohol-dependent spouses. Read Full Article at RT.com
Japan deploys warship to protect US vessel, authorizes ‘minimum’ use of firepower: Japan has reportedly deployed a helicopter carrier and authorized it to use weapons, if necessary, to escort and protect a US supply vessel. The mission, performed under the country’s expanded military doctrine, marks the first such mission since WWII. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Jerry Falwell Jr.: ‘Evangelicals Have Found Their Dream President’: Jerry Falwell Jr., president of evangelical Liberty University and early supporter of then-candidate Donald Trump, said in an interview with Fox News' Jeanine Pirro on Friday that evangelicals "have found their dream president." The interview centered on how Trump was faring with evangelicals at...
Pope Francis on U.S.-North Korea Escalation: ‘We Are Talking About the Future of Humanity’: Pope Francis said on Saturday a third country, such as Norway, should try to mediate the dispute between North Korea and Washington, to cool a situation that had become "too hot" and posed the risk of nuclear devastation. Francis said he believed "a good part of humanity" would be destroyed in an...
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Shockproof: Rethinking Earthquake Resiliency: Rapid urbanization in developing countries is highlighting the urgency of such issues as rising sea levels, public health and security. Urban growth is creeping toward disaster-sensitive areas, including floodplains, wetlands, and mountainsides. Decades of top-down policies have made cities in th...
The Thorny Road to Food Security: Despite more than a decade of high economic growth and promising development, food insecurity and famine are still plaguing Africa. Currently, many countries in eastern Africa are in the midst of a drought and more than 15 million people are facing severe food and water shortages. It is a humanit...
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Press freedoms at tipping point: RSF: Press freedom is declining globally, warns Reporters Without Borders/Reporters sans frontières, today releasing the 2017 World Press Freedom Index showing press freedoms “in the worst state we have ever seen.” “Once taken for granted, media freedom is proving to be increasingly fragile in democra...
Journalism Matters: F&O’s fresh sheet: French election a pivotal European test, by Richard Maher Analysis French voters go to the polls on April 23 for the first round of what has been the most unorthodox, unpredictable and potentially momentous presidential contest in recent French history. It could have repercussions far beyond the ...
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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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