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We end our week in Japan and I end my week as a student for now. International Politics Overall – Rania Khalek: “Obama gives $1.9 billion in weapons as welcome gift to Israel’s racist government” – President Barack Obama: Israel should know...
From: Firedoglake | By: Brandon Jordan | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Government critics, researchers and advocates all point to the country's underdeveloped healthcare system...
From: Salon.com | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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This calls for a more complete response: Oh for crying out loud. Loomis, I get and enjoy your belligerent whimsy, but this is just silly. This is the Sarah Palin School of Law definition of freedom of speech. If you don’t get that what Loomis was doing...
From: Lawyers Guns and Money | By: Robert Farley | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill Saturday giving prosecutors the power to declare foreign and international organizations “undesirable” in the country and shut down them down....
From: Fox News | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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This post When Genius Fails Again, Part I appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Addison takes a look behind the curtain during a seminal moment in The Daily Reckoning’s history… The post When Genius Fails Again, Part I appeared first on Daily Reckoning....
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Addison Wiggin | Friday, May 22, 2015
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This is the UFC 187 undercard blog for the UFC 187 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night.There will be six fights on the UFC 187 undercard. John Dodson vs. Zach Makovsky, Dong Hyun Kim vs. Josh Burkman, Uriah Hall vs. Rafael...
From: MMA Fighting | By: Chuck Mindenhall | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Russian news agencies have reported the killing of a prominent separatist commander in eastern Ukraine when his vehicle was ripped apart by a bomb and then strafed by gunfire....
From: Fox News | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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President Vladimir Putin has signed a law giving prosecutors the power to declare foreign and international organizations "undesirable" in Russia and shut them down....
From: Fox News | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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It doesn’t last long but the lilac season is stunning. Chose your varieties carefully – and enjoy their moment in the sunMay is one of our most beautiful months. The hedgerows fatten once the hawthorn has flowered and cow parsley narrows the lanes....
From: The Guardian | By: Dan Pearson | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Warsaw (AFP) - Poles vote Sunday in the second round of a too-close-to-call presidential election with incumbent centrist Bronislaw Komorowski trying to fend off the populist challenge of conservative newcomer Andrzej Duda.Sunday's result is also being...
From: Business Insider | By: Stanislaw Waszak | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal had a special relationship with the media this season. Take a look at some of his best quotes from the year. Manchester United go to Hull City for the final game of the season on Sunday, just as they did in 2009....
From: ESPN | By: Andy Mitten | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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This week's roundup features a Hogwarts edition of "What's in My Bag", Taylor Swift's new vid, an inspiring piece on passion, and more.
From: College Fashion | By: Zephyr - Editor in Chief | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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From: We are Respectable Negroes | By: chaunceydevega | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Voters in Ireland have overwhelmingly approved a referendum legalizing same-sex marriage.
From: Outside the Beltway | By: Doug Mataconis | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Russia's decision on an extension of a gas discount to Ukraine may take into account Ukraine's position on repayment of debts, Russian energy minister Alexander Novak said on Saturday according to comments cited in Russian news agencies.
From: Channel News Asia | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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From Russia, of course. [via Reddit, of course]...
From: Boing Boing | By: Xeni Jardin | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world's first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting continued. "We're the first country in the world...
From: Business Insider | By: Associated Press and Natasha Bertrand | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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It’stime!UFC187ishere,anddespitesomebigchangestothecardthatwasoriginallyannounced,it’sstillagoodnightoffights.Theboutskickoffat6:30PMETonFightPass,solet’sseewho’sfighting,andmoreimportantly,whoisgoingtowin.ImportantStandingsofNote:Jessica:382-259-4(60%)Burnsy:394-234-5(63%)Vince:192-124-2(61%)Ryan:8-2-1(77%)Danny:161-77-1(67%)Spilled:76-56-2(57%)Sydnie:16-12(57%)Chris:42-13-2(75%)NYRic:36-26-1(57%)Ghost:6-7(46%)Seth:32-15(68%)Biss:41-39-1(51%)Jared:41-27-1(60%)Melanie:7-2(78%)Flyweight: Justin“Tank”Scogginsvs....
From: With Leather | By: Jessica Hudnall | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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The bright, hot days of summer are finally upon is, and that means it’s the perfect time to seclude yourself in a curtained, air-conditioned room and watch some movies. First, catch up on some of the classics leaving Netflix in June 2015; once you’ve...
From: SlashFilm | By: Angie Han | Friday, May 22, 2015
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The first round of the presidential election came as a shock for the country’s ruling elite -- and for all Europe.
From: Reuters | By: Ola Cichowlas | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Below, from the White House…. THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2015   WEEKEND GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015, SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2015 AND MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015   On Saturday and Sunday,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Lynn Sweet | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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A decades-old treaty offers clues to evaluating the potential deal with Iran....
From: The Atlantic | By: Graham Allison | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. Facebook’s Internet.org project seeks to “give the unconnected majority of the world the power...
From: Global Voices | By: Netizen Report Team | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Berlin (AFP) - A 65-year-old German woman, who is already a mother of 13 children, has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure in Ukraine, RTL television reported early on Saturday.The three boys and one girl...
From: Business Insider | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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The EU president warned the countries that they had little to gain from falling back into Moscow's orbit instead of deepening their partnership with the West....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Russia is alarmed by security threats on its southern border - watch out for a non-conventional response.
From: Al Jazeera English | By: Editor | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Rumors are circulating that Vladimir Putin’s alleged girlfriend, former Olympic gold medal gymnast Alina Kabaeva, might be pregnant. Local media took notice when Kabaeva, 32, recently appeared at a girls gymnastics festival in Moscow wearing a billowy...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Robert Jonathan | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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On this day in 337, Constantine the Great, who had practiced Christianity since his youth and sparked its growth into a world religion, became on his deathbed the first Roman emperor to be baptized in the Christian church.More Events on this day:1972:...
From: Britannica | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Originally published on EdenKeeper.org From deep down in the Earth, 300,000 barrels of oil a day are filled in the Autonomous Republic of Bashkortostan. Nevertheless, this oil-wealthy majority-Muslim nation is expanding its economic energy in the direction...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Aisha Abdelhamid | Friday, May 22, 2015
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From: FAIL Blog | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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IN A LEADER this week we argue that the West should treat Ukraine like it treated Poland in the early 1990s. Poland has had bucketloads of aid and economic assistance thrown at it since the 1990s, its economy booming as a result. Ukraine, on the other...
From: The Economist | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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To live without seeing the films of the Indian director Satyajit Ray, said Akira Kurosawa in 1975, “means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon.” Though Ray was 11 years his junior, Kurosawa spoke of him that day in Moscow as a...
From: Slate | By: Dana Stevens | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Through a maze of hallways, each indistinguishable from the next, in the still very under-construction and hard to find HULT International School of Business on the Boston-Cambridge line, the world’s largest startup accelerator, MassChallenge, held...
From: Pando Daily | By: Dennis Keohane | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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We could be seeing a high-speed transport route that runs from China to Europe through Kazakhstan soon — and that says something about global economic trends. "I propose creating a new, high-speed combined transport route — the Eurasian transcontinental...
From: Business Insider | By: Elena Holodny | Friday, May 22, 2015
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China and much of the world is intent on developing the largest economic development project in history
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Two new books on free speech–one by a former New York Times correspondent, the other a Fox News contributor. They don't see eye to eye—and tell us why.
From: WBUR | Friday, May 22, 2015
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The basic economic and political assumptions that justified the IMF's lending program to Ukraine are far from being realized.
From: The American | By: Anthony Paranzino | Friday, May 22, 2015
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From rustic, spicy reds to versatile rosés, everything you need to know
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Russia's EuroChem is open to selling potash fertilizer together with rival Uralkali once it finishes building two mines, but it is too soon to pursue the idea, a senior executive in the private company said.
From: The Moscow Times | By: Reuters | Friday, May 22, 2015
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We make our next stop to Senegal. All done with finals. Now I can fully focus on the site while tying up some loose ends. The bourgeoisie lost. Their finals didn’t stop me. International Politics Overall – Part three of three with scholar Norman...
From: Firedoglake | By: Brandon Jordan | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Several major banks pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to manipulate currency prices this week, agreeing to pay some $6 billion in fines. In letters to their clients Thursday about the plea, those banks then said that they would keep right on doing the very...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Friday, May 22, 2015
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There is a theory running through financial circles that claims to offer Greece a get-out-of-jail-free card to its current problems and avoid the country being forced out of the single currency. The idea is fairly simple: Greece needs to launch a parallel...
From: Business Insider | By: Tomas Hirst | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Riga (AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron takes his case for far-reaching reform to his EU peers Friday as they meet six former Soviet states, some of whom would gladly swap places with London in the bloc.The Eastern Partnership summit in the...
From: Business Insider | By: Bryan McManus | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Tsipras gets same old message in Riga
From: Reuters | By: Mike Peacock | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Under Hillary's plan for campaign finance reform, every candidate is free to launder six-figure checks from Russian banks through his or her personal bank account. It's another example of something often seen in the business world. Regulation often serves...
From: The American | By: Michael Pratt | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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When a meteor exploded over Russia with 20 times the force of Hiroshima's atom bomb, many around the world saw the footage from the same perspective: through a windshield. The 2013 blast became a cultural tipping point for the dashcam, a device that...
From: AdWeek | By: David Griner | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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The author is Michael North, and this new and excellent book, when it comes to the earlier centuries, emphasizes the role of Swedes and Germans in shaping a region of prosperity and trade.  The most interesting section (starts p.239) is about the 1920s,...
From: Marginal Revolution | By: Tyler Cowen | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Astana's Mikel Landa won Stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia in the high mountains, with maglia rosa Alberto Contador finishing only seconds behind in third spot. The stage had been a classic encounter of climbing and counterpunching—with Contador dominating...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Rob Blanchette | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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In protest of an official's remarks defending a 17-year-old girl's arranged marriage
From: Time | By: Jack Linshi | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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All signs point to Vladimir Sobotka remaining in Russia for the 2015-16 season.
From: Rotoworld | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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