Brazil’s Protesters Take To The Streets Again
By BRADLEY BROOKS 06/18/13 01:31 PM ET EDT
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SAO PAULO — Enormous demonstrations have shaken cities across this continent-sized country, and more were expected Tuesday in[......]
Joseph Hammond, Mahmoud Akmadnejad’s African Safari, The Diplomat Blogs, June 18, 2013 [Post 1721]
From Ghana to Egypt to the Horn, the departing president has leveraged economic and diplomatic ties to expand Iran’s reach in Africa.
When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stepped on to the tarmac in Accra, the capital of Ghana, some wondered if the April trip would be his last visit abroad as the leader of Iran. Ghana wrapped up a b[......]
Arif Rafiq,Nawaz Sharif 3.0-How Will He Govern? The Diplomat Blogs, June 17, 2013 [Post 1720]
Sharif takes office at a time of myriad challenges, but he has the mandate to deliver last reforms.
On June 5, Pakistan’s National Assembly elected Nawaz Sharif as the country’s prime minister. Though it’s his third time in[......]
Monitor Editorial Board, Iran election’s surprise winner, The Christian Science Monitor, June 17, 2013 [Post 1719]
The unexpected victory of Hassan Rohani In Iran’s presidential election confirms his hint that legitimacy lies with the people, not the turbaned cleric elite.
By the Monitor’s Editorial Board / June 17, 2013
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (left), met with President-elect Hassan Rohani in Tehran June 16.
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Young Immigrants Achieve Dreams Thanks To Deferred Action Policy, Huff Post Latino Voices,
By CHRISTINE ARMARIO 06/17/13 03:38 PM ET EDT [Post 1718]
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MIAMI — As a child, Jorge Tume used to sit and do homework as h[......]
Asian Immigrants Surpass Hispanics As Biggest Immigrant Wave To U.S., Huff Post Latino Voices
VOXXI | By Juliana Barrera Posted: 06/15/2013 9:31 am EDT [Post 1717]
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A new study has found that the U.S. has[......]
Bill Clinton: Israel must make peace to survive, Yahoo! News, AP, June 17, 2013 [Post 1716]
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View PhotoAssociated Press/Sebastian Scheiner, File – FILE – In this Jan. 21, 2013 file photo, Naftali Bennett, head of the Jewish Home party, touches the stones of the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, …more in Jerusalem’s Old City. The idea of Palestinians establishing a state in the territory they seek has “reached a dead end,” Naftali Bennett,[......]
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Transcript: Remarks by President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin at G-8 summit, The Washington Post: National, June 17, 2013 [Post 1715]
By Associated Press, Updated: Monday,[......]
Obama’s Middle East crucible
U.S. President Barack Obama’s worst nightmare all but materialized over the weekend. Obama, who branded himself as the man who would disengage from war-torn areas such as Iraq and Afghanistan, said his administration would arm the Syrian rebels.
For now, these are only small arms. There is still a long way to go before a no-fly zone is enforced in Syria. But still, this is a turning point in the administration’s handling of this bloody part of the world.
Despite his deep aversion from violent flash points and his desire to break from his predecessor George W[......]
Keith Wagstaff, 4 things you should know about Iran’s new president, The Week, June 17, 2013 [Post 1713]
Hassan Rowhani won by a landslide. Now the question is whether he can make substantive changes in Iran
By Keith Wagstaff | 12:23pm EST
Hassan Rowhani has earned the nickname “the diplomat sheik.”
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ver the weekend, Hassan Rowhani, 64, won a decisive victory in Iran’s presidential election. While Ayatollah Ali Khamenei still holds ultimate authority, the world is watching to see in which direction Rowhani will[......]