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Russia Reacts with Sanctions against the West [VIDEO]

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Russia Reacts with Sanctions against the West [VIDEO]

In a step, which is considered only a retaliation to the Western stand against Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region, Russia has decided to impose similar sanctions against the West. The U.S. and European Union (EU) has punished Russia by imposing visa bans – among other measures – on Russian officials and those close to [...]

Campaign Highlights Argentina’s Contempt for U.S. Courts

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Campaign Highlights Argentina’s Contempt for U.S. Courts

The America Task Force Argentina (ATFA) released an ad Wednesday showing “Argentina’s ongoing, massive violations of U.S. and international law.” The ad specifically depicts the February 2013 incident in which Argentina told a panel of U.S. Court of Appeals judges that it would disregard orders from that court. According to ATFA, the courtroom exchange was [...]

Russian Crimean Annexation: Impact on Ukraine’s Holocaust Survivors

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Russian Crimean Annexation: Impact on Ukraine’s Holocaust Survivors

Zane Buzby, co-founder and principal director of the U.S.-based Survivor Mitzvah Project (“SMP”) today issued the following statement regarding the upheaval in Ukraine and its impact on Ukrainian survivors of the Holocaust that receive critical daily life support from SMP. “SMP has been closely following the developments unfolding in Ukraine for the last several months, [...]

Fergie Urges to End Violence Against Women

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Fergie Urges to End Violence Against Women

The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women, a collaboration of Vital Voices Global Partnership, the Avon Foundation for Women and the U.S. Department of State, presented Thursday a new initiative to address gender-based violence: the Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative. The program is dedicated to assisting victims of extreme forms of gender-based [...]

Kuwait To Host Arab League Summit

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Kuwait To Host Arab League Summit

Kuwait will host the upcoming Arab League Summit 2014 for the first time. The Summit, now in its 25th iteration, will take place in Kuwait City from 25-26 March, and will gather the members of the Arab League and leaders from across the Arab world. This year’s Summit “Solidarity for a Better Future”, hosted by [...]

President Obama to Meet Ukraine Prime Minister

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President Obama to Meet Ukraine Prime Minister

President Obama will welcome Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine to the White House on March 12. The visit, according to a White House statement, will highlight the support of the United States for the people of Ukraine, who have demonstrated inspiring courage and resilience through recent times of crisis. Meanwhile, ignoring calls from the [...]

Impact of War on the Health of Syria’s Children

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Impact of War on the Health of Syria’s Children

Syria’s shattered health system is forcing health workers to engage in brutal medical practices, and a series of epidemics have left millions of children exposed to a plethora of deadly diseases, Save the Children says in a new report. Announced Sunday, the report, “A Devastating Toll: the Impact of Three Years of War on the [...]

President Obama’s Push for Shale Gas Projects

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President Obama’s Push for Shale Gas Projects

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) says that potential U.S. chemical industry investment linked to plentiful and affordable natural gas and natural gas liquids from shale formations has topped $100 billion. As of this month (February), 148 projects valued at $100.2 billion have been announced. These projects – new factories, expansions and process changes to increase [...]

“Quebec Euthanasia Bill Violates International Law”

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“Quebec Euthanasia Bill Violates International Law”

Quebec’s proposed law on euthanasia will allow a lethal substance to be injected into an adult person at “the end of life” (which is not defined in the proposed law) who has unsupportable suffering. Quebec’s health care system is managed by the provincial government of Quebec, Canada. According to the Coalition of Physicians for Social [...]

What Was Hillary Clinton’s Role in the Benghazi Attack?

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What Was Hillary Clinton’s Role in the Benghazi Attack?

A new OPSEC report announced Tuesday combines for the first time in a single document the findings of multiple official investigations and media reports about Hillary Clinton’s role before, during and after the attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi – an attack a bipartisan committee of U.S. senators called “preventable.” Breach of Duty: Hillary [...]

How India Is a Defective Democracy – Part 3

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How India Is a Defective Democracy – Part 3

India’s performance continues to be poor in all the aspects that determine quality of democracy. And there is no attempt to make fundamental changes that are required for democratic reforms. By Rakesh Raman To discuss the defects in the Indian democracy, RMN News Service of RMN Company started a three-part Defective Democracy editorial series. This [...]

Obama’s Ratings Drop Before State of the Union Address

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Obama’s Ratings Drop Before State of the Union Address

President Obama and his staff are getting ready for Tuesday’s State of the Union address. This address comes as just one in five Americans (20%) rate the current state of the country positively while four in five (80%) give it negative ratings. And, while it’s not surprising that 92% of Republicans give the state of [...]