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The Big Snub in Paris
Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin were ships passing in the night while in Paris for the G-7 meeting. The American president reportedly refused to dine with Putin, who was being hosted by France’s president Francois Hollande as part of the D-Day commemoration. So Hollande, who is on a diet...
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The city of Sarajevo after the siege lifted in 1995. (Credit: Wikimedia) Views
A Common Vision – The Abolition of Militarism
The following are the prepared remarks by the Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire to be delivered at the international Sarajevo Peace Event which begins in Bosnia and Herzegovin on Friday: Today, June 6, people from all corners of the world gather here in Sarajevo, Bosnia, to explore a...
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'Mass Surveillance at Its Most Severe': Mobile Phone Giant Reveals Direct Govt Wiretapping
Vodafone disclosure report states that some countries need no warrant to wiretap because they've already got direct access.
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EU Gets Ready To Open Canadian Tar Sands Floodgate
Despite protest, lawmakers poised to give legislative handout to industry that peddles one of world's dirtiest fossil fuels
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Measure Climate-Related Destruction in the Many Trillions of Dollars: UN
A look at only one subset of negative impacts of global warming - the loss of vital coral reefs - would cost an estimated $11.9 trillion in the coming years
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Global Citizens to Elites: Join Climate Fight 'Or Step Aside'
As world leaders gather in Bonn for new talks, civil society says continued inaction cannot be tolerated
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'Unprecedented': Critics Assail Kafkaesque Secret Trial in UK
Blackout slammed as an 'outrageous assault' on justice
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Pablo Iglesia, leader of the new left party in Spain, Podemos (translated as 'We can' in English). (Photo: REUTERS/Andrea Comas) Views
New Left Rising: EU Elections Shake Up Socialists in Spain
Things got shaken up quite a bit in Spanish politics last week, as they did in much of the European Union. The Union’s parliamentary elections, held just over a week ago, exposed massive discontent toward the traditional ruling parties and were followed by a week of mea culpa’s, resignations,...
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Haiti “Open for Business,” Like it or Not
Recently Haiti President Michel Martelly celebrated his third year in office. He gained wide support from the U.S. on his election platform which persists as his administration’s slogan: “Haiti is open for business.” Three days after his inauguration, Martelly landed at Île à Vache’s Abaka Bay...
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Downtown Cairo is plastered with huge posters of Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the U.S.-trained Egyptian army chief who helped overthrow President Mohammed Morsi. (Photo: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters/Landov) Views
Clueless in Cairo: How Egypt's Generals Sidelined Uncle Sam
Since September 11, 2001, Washington’s policies in the Middle East have proven a grim imperial comedy of errors and increasingly a spectacle of how a superpower is sidelined. In this drama, barely noticed by the American media, Uncle Sam’s keystone ally in the Arab world, Egypt, like Saudi Arabia,...
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