International News

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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Greece decisively votes ‘no’ on eurozone bailout referendum

Greece decisively votes ‘no’ on eurozone bailout referendum

on July 6, 2015, 7:15 AM / in International News

About 61 percent of Greeks voted “no” on the eurozone bailout referendum Sunday, handing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras a decisive victory. While the result is likely to strengthen Tsipras’ hand in negotiations with Greece’s creditors, it could also lead to the nation being forced out of the eurozone, and a future of prolonged economic uncertainty. The deal from the International Monetary Fund, […]

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Japan pledges $6.1 bn aid to ‘Mekong Five’ in bid for influence

Japan pledges $6.1 bn aid to ‘Mekong Five’ in bid for influence

on July 4, 2015, 7:07 AM / in International News

Tokyo (AFP) – Japan on Saturday pledged $6.1 billion in financial aid to the “Mekong Five” countries as it pushes infrastructure exports and courts influence in a region where rival China has an increasing presence. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled the pledge at a summit with his counterparts from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam — fast-growing economies through which […]

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Christians under assault – Does it matter? Should it? (Part I of II)

Christians under assault – Does it matter? Should it? (Part I of II)

on July 3, 2015, 5:38 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

by DR. ROBIN MCFEE By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35 As Christians continue to be displaced, tormented, tortured, and killed throughout the Middle East, especially in regions controlled by radical Islamists under the influence of ISIS, Al Qaeda franchisees, and fundamentalists bent on religious purification and/or […]

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ISIS Has Executed Over 3,000, Including 74 Children

ISIS Has Executed Over 3,000, Including 74 Children

on July 2, 2015, 6:01 AM / in International News

By Daniel Davis  /  TownHall.com  New details are emerging about the nature and extent of the Islamic State’s executions, and they are grisly. According to a new report from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, ISIS has executed 3,027 people since it established its caliphate one year ago. That number includes 74 children and 86 women. The charges that ISIS brings against […]

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European Banks drop $56 Billion, socialist Greece poised to exit EU

European Banks drop $56 Billion, socialist Greece poised to exit EU

on June 29, 2015, 9:38 AM / in International News

by Joe A. Gilbertson  /  The Post   European banks lost more than 50 billion Euros ($56 billion US) as Greece shut its banks and imposed capital controls to attempt to prevent the collapse of its financial system. Stoxx 600 Banks Index fell 4.4%, its largest dip since November 2011, with all 446 members declining. Greece triggered a sovereign debt […]

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Tunisia Attack: Gunmen Kill at Least 27 People in Attack on Sousse Beach

Tunisia Attack: Gunmen Kill at Least 27 People in Attack on Sousse Beach

on June 26, 2015, 8:25 AM / in International News, National News

by Alexander Smith and Paul Ziad Nassar   / NBC News Gunmen opened fire on a beach popular with tourists in Tunisia on Friday, killing at least 27 people, the country’s interior ministry said. Tunisia’s Interior Ministry told NBC News that at least six people were injured in the attack in the Mediterranean city of Sousse and that one attacker had […]

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Man Decapitated in Suspected Islamist Attack on French Factory in Saint-Quentin Fallavier

Man Decapitated in Suspected Islamist Attack on French Factory in Saint-Quentin Fallavier

on June 26, 2015, 6:39 AM / in International News, National News

by Alastair Jamieson, Cassandra Vinograd and Alexander Smith  /   NBC News French President Francois Hollande said one person was decapitated and two injured in an apparent terror attack on a U.S.-owned factory in his country Friday. The attack occurred shortly before 10 a.m. local time when a car crashed through the gates of the Air Products plant in southeastern France’s […]

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Let’s Make A Deal

Let’s Make A Deal

on June 25, 2015, 9:04 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

President Obama on Wednesday announced a policy shift in dealing with hostages, allowing families of American hostages to offer ransom payments to their captors without the threat of prosecution, reports The Hill’s Jordan Fabian. The government will be able to help families communicate with terrorist groups and other organizations to help secure the release of hostages held overseas, but will not make concessions or […]

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There is no Crisis in U.S.Trade

There is no Crisis in U.S.Trade

on June 22, 2015, 6:00 AM / in International News, National News

Editor’s Note: The “crisis” that the Trans-Pacific Partnership bill is meant to address doesn’t exist. Why is this not a surprise? Nobody on the conservative side can understand what is going on with the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) trade bill. It is astounding (a) that the text of it is being kept more secret than a Clinton Foundation contribution and (b) […]

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