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Partial Peace, Looming War
President Obama has surprised the national security establishment, and not a few in the peace movement, with his Friday commitment to pull all American troops out of Iraq by 2011. The Washington Post 's Thomas Ricks predicted in his recent authoritative history, The Gamble , that Obama would keep...
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W.Va. Guard Members May Have Been Exposed to Toxin in Iraq
130 reservists among those who had duty at facility
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Amazon Teetering on the Edge
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Amazon Basin captures 12,000 to 16,000 square kilometres of water per year, and just 40 percent of that flows through the rivers. The rest returns to the atmosphere through evapotranspiration of the forests and is distributed throughout South America. Deforestation is reducing...
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M.I.A. in the USA: An Oscar for a bin Laden Next?
A few hours ago, two aircraft flown by a terrorist group, LTTE, recognized as such by the US, were foiled in their attempt to attack the Sri Lankan capitol of Colombo. Thought both planes were shot down, two civilians were killed and forty-six others injured. In an article in the New Yorker, (Jane...
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Small Steps: First Rachel Maddow, Now This
Saudi King Abdullah has appointed a woman to the council of ministers for the first time as part of a Cabinet reshuffle, the Saudi state-run Channel One reported Saturday. Noor Al-Fayez will serve in the new position of deputy minister for women's education in the Saudi Council of Ministers. Good...
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Students Are Revolting: The Spirit of '68 Is Reawakening
Campus sit-ins began as a response to the Gaza attacks, but unrest is already spilling over to other issues.
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Hans-Rudolf Merz (FLTR), President of the Swiss Confederation and Federal Councillor of Finance, and Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, captured during the 'Opening Plenary of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2009' at the Annual Meeting 2009 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 28, 2009 News
World Economic Forum: Davos Under Fire
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Cuba Renews Demands That the US Hand Over Guantanamo
HAVANA - For more than a century, the United States has controlled the Guantanamo naval base in eastern Cuba for a measly $4,085 in lease fees per year. Cuba has long refused to cash the checks. Now, with President Barack Obama ordering the prison for terrorism suspects at the base closed within a...
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President Obama and King Salman Arabia stand at attention during the U.S. national anthem on Jan. 27, 2015, at the start of Obama’s State Visit to Saudi Arabia. ( Photo: Pete Souza/White House). News
Obama Acts Fast on Mideast, but Substance Familiar
CAIRO - President Barack Obama has taken the Middle East by surprise with the speed of his diplomacy but his first statement on the conflict between Arabs and Israelis was strikingly similar to old U.S. policies. Arab leaders in the meantime are jumping in with their own proposals in the hope of...
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The First Mistake: Barack Obama’s Silence on Gaza
In seven days, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the forty fourth president of the United States. The UK Telegraph reports today that people have been willing to pay $2000 for one of the 240,000 tickets, most of them standing, to the inauguration. The streets of Washington DC are flush with cash,...
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