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Secretary John Kerry Kicks Off the Climate Week

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Secretary John Kerry Kicks Off the Climate Week

US Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim laid out their visions on Monday for a low-carbon economy on the Opening Day of Climate Week NYC 2014. They were joined by Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, and Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group, [...]

Will Indian Muslims Live and Die for India?

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Will Indian Muslims Live and Die for India?

Muslims are now facing a new phase of neglect under the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which formed the government in India in May this year. By Rakesh Raman A TV interview, which can only be called a mock show, India’s Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi faced CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sunday, Sept. 21. [...]

Michelle Obama Expresses Her Love for Poetry

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Michelle Obama Expresses Her Love for Poetry

The 2014 class of the National Student Poets Program (NSPP), the nation’s highest honor for teen poets presenting original work, began their year of poetry events, workshops and service projects with a reading hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama in the Blue Room of the White House. These five young poets were appointed by the [...]

What Hillary Clinton Says on Latina Leadership in Congress

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What Hillary Clinton Says on Latina Leadership in Congress

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), as part of its 2014 Public Policy Conference, will welcome former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Ms. Clinton will provide a keynote address at its Leadership Luncheon on Tue., Sept. 30, 12:30 – 2:15 p.m., at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Atrium Hall. The luncheon, titled [...]

Who Are the Killers of Human Rights Activist Munir Said Thalib?

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Who Are the Killers of Human Rights Activist Munir Said Thalib?

Human rights activist Munir Said Thalib was popular in Indonesia by his first name, Munir. Ten years ago (Sept. 7, 2004), he was assassinated by someone who is still not identified. The U.S. Department of State issued a statement Saturday asking the Indonesian government to identify and catch Munir’s assassins. “Still today, justice has not [...]

Hello, Prime Minister Modi. Don’t Bamboozle Me with Your Shallow Words

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Hello, Prime Minister Modi. Don’t Bamboozle Me with Your Shallow Words

If India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is really interested in the development of the country, I expect him to be bold enough and make those promises which can be measured empirically. By Rakesh Raman India is a country of fanatics or fans. Here every Tom, Dick, and Harry is a fan to every other Tom, [...]

Hillary Clinton Voted “Most Likely to be President”

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Hillary Clinton Voted “Most Likely to be President”

As President Obama continues to deal with a number of crises, criticism over his vacation and his job ratings also continue to drift downward. This month, almost one-third of Americans (32%) give the President positive ratings for the overall job he is doing, while almost seven in ten (68%) give him negative ratings. This is [...]

Oleksandr Klymenko Critical of Ukrainian Military Tax

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Oleksandr Klymenko Critical of Ukrainian Military Tax

Former Ukrainian Minister of Revenues and Duties Oleksandr Klymenko offered his assessment of the recently enacted military tax to support ongoing army activity in the strife-torn Eastern regions of Ukraine. “I’m not going to enter into a debate about the fairness of this new tax, which places the burden of military actions on the shoulders [...]

President Obama Meets U.S. Laureates of 2014 Kavli Prizes

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President Obama Meets U.S. Laureates of 2014 Kavli Prizes

At the White House on Thursday, President Barack Obama welcomed the four American laureates of the 2014 Kavli Prizes – prizes awarded to scientists who have made seminal advances in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience. Joined by White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Associate Director Jo Handelsman, the President congratulated Kavli [...]

Kiran Bedi Narrates Her First Audio Book “As I See”

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Kiran Bedi Narrates Her First Audio Book “As I See”

Reado.com, India’s leading audio book company, announces the release of the audio version of Kiran Bedi’s book- “As I See”. India’s first and top woman police officer Kiran Bedi – who is now retired and trying to become a politician – has also narrated the audio book in her own voice. [ Also Read: Lionsgate [...]

Governor Sarah Palin Launches Online Video Channel

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Governor Sarah Palin Launches Online Video Channel

TAPP co-founders Jeff Gaspin, former chairman of NBC Universal Television, and Jon Klein, former president of CNN/U.S., announce the official launch of the Sarah Palin Channel. It is a subscription-based online network offering supporters of the candidate for Vice President of the United States and former Alaska Governor access to and interaction with Governor Palin. [...]

Education Activist Malala Yousafzai Visits Africa

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Education Activist Malala Yousafzai Visits Africa

On her first trip to Africa, education activist and Malala Fund co-founder Malala Yousafzai said she was inspired by the dreams and determination of the schoolgirls she met while learning about the many challenges they have overcome to obtain education. The 16-year-old spent several days speaking with girls from rural Kenyan communities about their passionate [...]