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Migrant dies as 1,500 try to rush into Eurotunnel to Britain

Migrant dies as 1,500 try to rush into Eurotunnel to Britain

on July 29, 2015, 8:08 AM / in International News

A Sudanese man died Tuesday as 1,500 migrants tried to illegally enter the French side of the Eurotunnel to hop freight trains into Britain. A record 2,100 people made the attempt Monday. Thirty-seven people have been blocked from entering the tunnel illegally this year; eight have died since mid-June. About 10,000 migrants from Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Syria, Sudan, and North Africa […]

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ISIS COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED IN IRAQ

ISIS COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED IN IRAQ

on July 23, 2015, 8:43 AM / in International News, National News

The Army’s top officer said Tuesday it was “frustrating” to watch the gains U.S. troops helped achieve in Iraq unravel with the entrance of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and that the chaos “might have been prevented.” “It’s frustrating to watch it,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told Fox News in an exclusive interview weeks away from his retirement after […]

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Side Agreements….

on July 23, 2015, 8:41 AM / in International News, National News

National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Wednesday acknowledged there are “side” agreements between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Rice said the deals involve Iran documenting the military’s involvement in its nuclear program, but rejected GOP charges that they were “secret” terms to the nuclear deal. “We’re satisfied with them and we will share the contents of those briefings […]

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Greek lawmakers back reforms demanded by creditors

Greek lawmakers back reforms demanded by creditors

on July 23, 2015, 7:16 AM / in International News

Greece’s parliament overwhelmingly backed new reforms demanded by creditors to clear the way for talks on a third bailout to save the country from financial collapse. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faced a revolt within his anti-austerity, radical left Syriza party, but pushed through the measure 230-63 thanks to support from pro-European opposition lawmakers. Tsipras said the reforms “in which we do […]

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Obama’s dishonesty on Iran

Obama’s dishonesty on Iran

on July 23, 2015, 6:45 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

By Washington Examiner Under the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, that nation’s theocratic regime receives relief from economic and arms sanctions in exchange for curtailment of its nuclear program. But there’s a catch — when inspectors seek to verify Iran’s compliance, the Iranians can delay the inspection of any site for at least 24 days. But before the deal […]

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Lawmaker: Kerry doesn’t know what’s in the Iran side deal

Lawmaker: Kerry doesn’t know what’s in the Iran side deal

on July 23, 2015, 6:28 AM / in International News, National News

By Charles Hoskinson  /  The Washington Examiner After classified briefings Wednesday with Secretary of State John Kerry and other administration officials, lawmakers say they aren’t satisfied with the explanation of side deals on Iran’s nuclear program that weren’t sent to Congress, and still want to see the original documents. Rep. Mike Pompeo said Kerry told lawmakers that he has not […]

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Lies, Damned Lies, and John Kerry

Lies, Damned Lies, and John Kerry

on July 21, 2015, 6:20 AM / in International News, National News

By: streiff Senator Bob Corker’s Bill is a fraud! Just to bring you up to date in the ongoing efforts of the Obama administration to provide Iran with $150 billion and the ability to make a nuclear weapon. These are developments over the weekend: Via Washington Examiner Secretary of State John Kerry deflected bipartisan criticism of the Obama administration’s move […]

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Surfer survives shark attack during competition

on July 20, 2015, 7:57 AM / in International News

Three-time world champion surfer Mick Fanning fought off a shark that attacked him during a competition in South Africa on Sunday. The Australian surfer was sitting on his board waiting for a set of waves when he felt something get caught in his leg rope. “I saw fins. I was waiting for the teeth,” Fanning said. His rival in the […]

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Who Got What They Wanted in the Iran Nuclear Deal

Who Got What They Wanted in the Iran Nuclear Deal

on July 20, 2015, 7:45 AM / in International News, National News

By KYLE CRICHTON and DAVID E. SANGER  / The New York Times Critics in the United States and Iran have complained that their representatives were too eager to make a deal and, as a result, have made too many concessions. Here is a look at what the two sides wanted, and what they got. Arms Embargo What Iran wanted Immediate lifting […]

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U.N. pushes vote on Iran sanctions before Congress has its say

on July 20, 2015, 7:43 AM / in International News, National News

President Obama sent the proposed Iran nuclear agreement to Congress on Sunday. Lawmakers are expected to hold a spirited 60-day debate on the landmark deal. The United Nations Security Council has scheduled a Monday vote on endorsing the agreement between Iran and six world powers, angering members of Congress. U.S. lawmakers want the international community to withhold judgment until they have […]

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Washington and Havana reopen embassies

Washington and Havana reopen embassies

on July 20, 2015, 7:34 AM / in International News, National News

The U.S. and Cuba officially restored full diplomatic ties on Monday, reopening embassies in each other’s capitals after more than 50 years of Cold War rivalry. President Obama has tried to improve relations with the communist Caribbean island since taking office, loosening restrictions on travel and remittances. Cuba still is demanding the lifting of a 53-year-old trade embargo, and several GOP […]

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Obama’s five big arguments on Iran deal

Obama’s five big arguments on Iran deal

on July 19, 2015, 6:16 AM / in International News, National News

By Jordan Fabian  /  The Hill The Iran nuclear agreement is complete, but the debate over the deal has just begun. The White House has launched an aggressive lobbying campaign to sell the accord at home and abroad, where it faces deep skepticism from lawmakers and traditional U.S. allies. Obama is looking to build enough support in Congress to sustain […]

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Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman released

Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman released

on July 14, 2015, 7:53 AM / in International News, National News

Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman was released at midnight Tuesday. The book, written before To Kill a Mockingbird but set in later years, has already made waves due to its portrayal of Atticus Finch as a segregationist. There’s also controversy over the circumstances of the book’s discovery, and if Lee, 89, had the mental faculties to consent to its release by HarperCollins. […]

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White House reaches historic nuclear deal with Iran

White House reaches historic nuclear deal with Iran

on July 14, 2015, 6:50 AM / in International News, National News

Editor’s Note: Why is it that I don’t feel safer? Negotiators in Vienna have reached a historic agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear development program in exchange for sanctions relief. The deal is a significant victory for President Obama, who since his 2008 election has pushed for negotiations with Iran to end its nuclear program against stiff criticism from congressional Republicans, […]

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Serbia PM attacked at Srebrenica ceremonies

Serbia PM attacked at Srebrenica ceremonies

on July 11, 2015, 7:46 AM / in International News

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Anger boiled over Saturday at a massive commemoration of the Srebrenica slaughter 20 years ago as people pelted Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic with water bottles and other objects. Vucic’s associate, Suzana Vasiljevic, told The Associated Press that he was hit in the face with a stone and his glasses were broken. Vasiljevic said she was behind Vucic […]

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Greece submits €53.5 billion bailout proposal to creditors

Greece submits €53.5 billion bailout proposal to creditors

on July 10, 2015, 8:33 AM / in International News

The Greek government submitted economic reform proposals to its creditors just two hours before their midnight deadline. The package of reforms and spending cuts, similar to the one Greek voters rejected Sunday, includes pension savings and tax increases. The proposal, which calls for the restructuring of Greece’s debt, is for a three-year bailout loan of at least €53.5 billion ($59.2 billion). EU […]

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Nuclear Deal with Iran still Unfinished, Netanyahu Accuses U.S. of Giving In

Nuclear Deal with Iran still Unfinished, Netanyahu Accuses U.S. of Giving In

on July 8, 2015, 6:39 AM / in International News, National News

by Alice Greene   /  The Post Negotiators met once again on Sunday in Vienna to finalize the nuclear deal with Iran before Tuesday’s deadline – the most recent in a string of extensions aimed to keep Iran cooperative. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is unhappy with Western powers, saying they have “collapsed” to all Iranian demands. Netanyahu continues to worry that the […]

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European leaders set to meet over Greece

European leaders set to meet over Greece

on July 7, 2015, 7:01 AM / in International News

Eurozone leaders gathered in Brussels on Tuesday to decide how to respond to a Greek referendum that overwhelmingly rejected austerity on Sunday. With the country’s banks expected to run out of cash over the next few days, there are signs the Greek government is preparing a more conciliatory bailout proposal. European leaders are reportedly divided, with Germany advocating a hardline […]

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Mongols & Their Monetary History

Mongols & Their Monetary History

on July 7, 2015, 5:38 AM / in International News

by Martin Armstrong / Armstrong Economics QUESTION:  Dear Martin, Attached please find a review of a book on the achievements of Khan (1162- 1227). Despite his image, this visionary leader adopted some very ‘modern’ values (meritocracy, freedom of religion, universal laws (shepherds = princes), emancipation of women, taxation, free trade, etc.). This extra-ordinary man created an empire larger than the Roman […]

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Damned…

Damned…

on July 6, 2015, 9:03 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

…if they do, and damned if they don’t. Please note: the glee that I obviously cannot hide in this post is due to my pleasure of watching the EU bureaucracy flail; for the Greek people – who have opened themselves up to a who-knows-what tomorrow – I pray for the best.  Whatever opinion one has of the Greek people, the […]

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