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Spread of Polio a Global Health 'Emergency,' Warns World Health Organization
Public Health Emergency of International Concern issued by UN body for second time ever
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Pro-Russian activists hold giant Russian flags during their rally in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on March 16, 2014. (AFP Photo / Alexander Khudoteply) Views
Ukraine: The Only Way to Peace
As the first heavy fighting begins in eastern Ukraine, with an attempt by Ukrainian forces to retake the town of Sloviansk, and as violent clashes spread elsewhere, including now Odessa, in the country’s southwest, there is a growing sense that a larger confrontation, one that could involve Russia...
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Total Ban On GM Corn in France Follows Popular Opposition
Prohibition applies to all current and future varieties of GM corn
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10 More Years: Obama Secures Foothold for Killer Drone War in Africa
President calls Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti 'critical'
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The Anti-Localization Agenda in TTIP
When U.S. and EU officials talk about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), they say it will bring the two economies together as leaders in the global economy. Just this week, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that, “TTIP should...
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Secretary of State John Kerry. 'The U.S. failure,' writes the author, 'goes well beyond the usual absurdity of the global superpower pretending to act as an honest broker in a conflict that involves an ally whose relationship with the U.S. is routinely described as “unshakeable” and is a regional superpower involved in a forty-seven year occupation of a completely powerless people.' Views
A Tragedy of Errors: US Incompetence in Israel-Palestine Talks
On May 2 Israel’s most widely read newspaper, Yediot Ahoronot, published an article that blows the lid off the failure of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s attempt to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict. Nahum Barnea, one of Israel’s best-known reporters, got several U.S. officials who were...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin. Views
Another NYT ‘Sort of’ Retraction on Ukraine
The mainstream U.S. media likes to talk about Ukraine as an “information war,” meaning that the Russians are making stuff up. But the false narratives are actually being hatched more on the U.S. side, as a new New York Times story acknowledges.
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Talk of "Open Civil War" As Violence Spreads in Ukraine
Fighting in Slavyansk on Monday, chaos in Odessa, and entrenchment on all elevates talk of open war
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The Enrico Fermi Nuclear Power plant, on Lake Erie. (Photo: Flickr / cc / James Marvin Phelps) Views
The NYT's Unintentional "Epitaph" for Nuclear Power
In support of the dying nuclear power industry, the New York Times Editorial Board has penned an inadvertent epitaph. Appearing in the May 2 edition, The Right Lessons from Chernobyl twists and stumbles around the paper’s own reporting. Though unintended, it finally delivers a “prudent” message of...
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UN's Ban Ki-Moon: 'Nature is Now Sick. We Must Listen'
“Climate change is the defining issue of our time"
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