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Grassroots Peacebuilding: Palestinian, Israeli Youth Turn To Sports By
Since the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords, Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations have remained at a standstill. Illegal settlements are popping up throughout the West Bank and the 1.7 million living in Gaza remain under strict military blockade. Peacebuilding...
Caribbean Talks Conservation On Branson’s Island By
In a bid to safeguard biodiversity and the Caribbean’s tourism-based economy, regional political leaders and corporate executives will gather Friday on billionaire Richard Branson’s private island with the aim of protecting 20 percent of the region’s coastal...
China To Free-Flow Currency, Challenging U.S. Dollar By
China, already an economic power in East Asia, is poised for another great leap forward after Beijing announced plans this week to liberalize trade of its currency, the yuan. The decision could, in the long term, spell the demise of the U.S. dollar as the preferred reserve...
Obama To Welcome UK PM Cameron To White House By
President Barack Obama is welcoming British Prime Minister David Cameron to the White House for talks on subjects ranging from Syria’s civil war to preparations for a coming summit of the world’s leading industrial nations in Northern Ireland. Iran, the Mideast...
Carbon Dioxide Levels In Atmosphere Surpass Worrisome Milestone By
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have surpassed a worrisome milestone for the first time in, oh, three to five million years. Atmospheric CO2 — one of the main manmade gases responsible for global warming — topped 400 parts per million, a symbolic marker that...
London Exposed: Are the Walls Crumbling Around The World’s Tax Haven? By
Secrecy is crucial for tax havens and corporate tax evasion. Without it fraud can be prosecuted, money laundering revealed, corruption calculated and justice applied. The City of London’s secrecy is entrenched like medieval walls, protecting the wealth of its barons....
Afghan President Ready To Let US Have 9 Bases By
The U.S. can keep nine bases in Afghanistan after the scheduled 2014 NATO combat troop pullout, the country’s president said Thursday, the first time he has made such an offer in public. Hamid Karzai insisted on “security and economic guarantees” first. Talks...
Encroaching Sea Already A Threat In Caribbean By
The old coastal road in this fishing village at the eastern edge of Grenada sits under a couple of feet of murky saltwater, which regularly surges past a hastily-erected breakwater of truck tires and bundles of driftwood intended to hold back the Atlantic Ocean. For Desmond...
30+ Dead After Police Clash With Islamic Hardliners In Bangladesh By
NAMIBIA – More than 30 people were killed in Bangladesh on Sunday and Monday in clashes between police and tens of thousands of protesters who demanded the passage of an anti-blasphemy bill in the Islamic state, ruled under a secular penal code dating back to 1860. As...
Is Latvia The New Cyprus? By
RIGA, Latvia — Tiny European country lures Russian cash by the suitcase before suffering banking crisis. Sound familiar? But this isn’t Cyprus, whose financial woes unleashed a European political crisis just over a month ago. An old playground for wealthy Russians,...