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The West and President Erdo?an
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Monday, 20 April 2015
The West and President Erdo?an
Mr. Erdo?an’s election illustrates a non-Western democracy. First, his success rests on personal charisma is huge and masterful ballot box tactics whatever their political cost is. Second, the fact that corruption allegations were never answered, that a large chunk of the rule of law has been.......
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Is the EU Neighborhood Model Still Relevant?
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Monday, 20 April 2015
Is the EU Neighborhood Model Still Relevant?
Yet, in 2014, the EU’s geographical environment took a sharp turn for the worse: in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, in Syria and Iraq, and in Libya. The political ...
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Egypt: Mortar fire kills two children in Egypt's Sinai
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Monday, 20 April 2015
Egypt: Mortar fire kills two children in Egypt's Sinai
Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Monday 4/20/2015 - 21:13 GMT. Mortar fire killed two five-year-old boys Monday in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, officials said, hours after a b...
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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, April 21 edition
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Monday, 20 April 2015
While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, April 21 edition
. Shipwrecked bodies brought ashore in Mediterranean, EU proposes doubling rescue effort. The European Union proposed doubling the size of its Mediterranean s...
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Europe hit with news of more sinking boats
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Monday, 20 April 2015
Europe hit with news of more sinking boats
GENEVA - The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) yesterday said it had received a distress call from a sinking boat in the Mediterranean Sea carryin...
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US warships deployed to Yemen
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Monday, 20 April 2015
US warships deployed to Yemen
U.S. ships do not have authority to forcibly board Iranian-flagged ships. Earlier this month, a U.S. Navy ship consensually boarded a Panamanian-flagged vessel...
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New York Times wins three Pulitzers
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Monday, 20 April 2015
New York Times wins three Pulitzers
The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina won the coveted award for public service journalism for an investigative series on why South Carolina is amo...
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U.S. warships to Yemen to monitor traffic from Iran
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Monday, 20 April 2015
U.S. warships to Yemen to monitor traffic from Iran
U.S. warships are being deployed to Yemen to monitor ships in the area traveling from Iran and suspected of trafficking arms to Houthi rebels, U.S. officials t...
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Number of asylum seekers in Switzerland decreases in first quarter
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Monday, 20 April 2015
Number of asylum seekers in Switzerland decreases in first quarter
GENEVA, April 20 (Xinhua) -- The Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) reported on Monday that the number of asylum requests in the country has decreased...
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Why more immigrants are dying in Mediterranean waters
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Monday, 20 April 2015
Why more immigrants are dying in Mediterranean waters
Rome Hundreds of would-be migrants drown as their ship sinks in the Mediterranean off Libya. At least two dozen Ethiopian Christians are executed in the southe...
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Migrant crisis: What options does Europe have?
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Monday, 20 April 2015
Migrant crisis: What options does Europe have?
Another hulk vessel in which hundreds drowned lies on the Mediterranean Sea bed. The latest loss of migrants’ lives is the worst since October 2013, when Italy...
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Libya echoes Italy in call for help with migrant influx
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Monday, 20 April 2015
Libya echoes Italy in call for help with migrant influx
"If the state does not intervene decisively, if the humanitarian organisations and nations concerned with combatting illegal migration do not stand together as...
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Migrants accept death risk, enrich Mediterranean traffickers
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Monday, 20 April 2015
Migrants accept death risk, enrich Mediterranean traffickers
Hundreds of immigrant survivors of desperate Mediterranean crossings fill the Lampedusa reception centre. They are among the rising thousands who risk death to...
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Data raises questions over EU's attitude towards asylum seekers
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Monday, 20 April 2015
Data raises questions over EU's attitude towards asylum seekers
New data has shed fresh doubt over the EU’s attitude to asylum seekers after a weekend in which more than 700 migrants drowned trying to reach the continent. F...
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Sony CEO on Middle East: Let Them All Kill Each Other (Except Israel)
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Monday, 20 April 2015
Sony CEO on Middle East: Let Them All Kill Each Other (Except Israel)
The secrets-spilling group last week republished hundreds of thousands of documents and emails from the hack last fall of Sony Pictures Entertainment. The mass...
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Assad Denies Using Devastating Barrel Bombs by Gov’t Forces in Syria
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Monday, 20 April 2015
Assad Denies Using Devastating Barrel Bombs by Gov’t Forces in Syria
MOSCOW (Sputnik) Earlier in April, human rights activists claimed that the Syrian regime conducted several barrel bomb attacks on Idlib governorate in March, a...
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Amid new migrant crises, Italian PM decries 'death voyages'
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Monday, 20 April 2015
Amid new migrant crises, Italian PM decries 'death voyages'
MILAN (AP) — Shaken by the feared drowning of hundreds of people in the latest Mediterranean tragedy, European leaders struggled Monday for an adequate respons...
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Amid new migrant crises, Italian PM decries 'death voyages'
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Amid new migrant crises, Italian PM decries 'death voyages'
MILAN (AP) — Shaken by the feared drowning of hundreds of people in the latest Mediterranean tragedy, European leaders struggled Monday for an adequate respons...
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Six Somali-American Men Arrested Trying to Join ISIS
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Monday, 20 April 2015
Six Somali-American Men Arrested Trying to Join ISIS
Six Somali-American men who planned to travel to Syria to fight as jihadists have been arrested and were to appear in court Monday on charges of conspiring to ...
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Amid new migrant crises, Italian PM decries 'death voyages'
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Monday, 20 April 2015
Amid new migrant crises, Italian PM decries 'death voyages'
The EU has been under increasing criticism for lagging in its response to the crisis, with two shipwrecks believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 ...
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Family of six detained en route to join ISIS: authorities
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Monday, 20 April 2015
Family of six detained en route to join ISIS: authorities
ISTANBUL — Turkish police on Monday arrested a missing British couple with four children believed to have left England for Syria to join the Islamic State grou...
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WWII Anniversary Parade Snubs Push Moscow Diplomatic Shift
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Monday, 20 April 2015
WWII Anniversary Parade Snubs Push Moscow Diplomatic Shift
Politics, including international relations, is about symbols as well as actions. When Russia staged the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, it sought to present th...
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The Fruits of Diplomacy With Iran
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Monday, 20 April 2015
The Fruits of Diplomacy With Iran
Much maligned at the time, the J.P.O.A. has proved its value, freezing and rolling back Iran’s nuclear program for the first time in a decade, applying innovat...
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Samaha admits having moved explosives to Lebanon: Kfoury lured me into doing it
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Monday, 20 April 2015
Samaha admits having moved explosives to Lebanon: Kfoury lured me into doing it
The permanent military court on Monday adjourned a session to look into the case of former minister Michel Samaha, until forthcoming May 13, to hear the testim...
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From Greater Europe to Greater Asia? The Sino-Russian Entente
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Monday, 20 April 2015
From Greater Europe to Greater Asia? The Sino-Russian Entente
Moscow is now closer to Beijing than to Berlin. This does not presage a new Sino-Russian bloc against the West, but it carries implications for the countries o...
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Le Drian from south Lebanon: Lebanon securi...
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Monday, 20 April 2015
Le Drian from south Lebanon: Lebanon securi...
NNA - France's Minister of Defense, Jean-Yves Le Drian, currently on a state visit to Lebanon, on Monday inspected the French contingent operating within the U...
 
Humans Threw Out 92 Billion Pounds of Electronics Last Year
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Monday, 20 April 2015
Humans Threw Out 92 Billion Pounds of Electronics Last Year
The amount of old electronics we throw in the trash is staggering, and now a new report from the United Nations University quantifies the extent to which we’re...
 
UN rapid reaction force deploys in Liberia
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Monday, 20 April 2015
UN rapid reaction force deploys in Liberia
APA-Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire) The United Nations Operation in Cote d'Ivoire (UNOCI) began Monday in Liberia a deployment exercise of military elite of the Rapid ...
 
Get dirty this Earth Day!
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Monday, 20 April 2015
Get dirty this Earth Day!
Wednesday, April 22 is Earth Day! It began as a peace and environmental movement in 1970s America. Forty-five years later Earth Day is celebrated in over 192 c...
 
Syrian Arab Republic: New emergency humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees
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Monday, 20 April 2015
Syrian Arab Republic: New emergency humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees
Following the appeal launched by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on behalf of Syrian refugees, the Prince’s Gover...
 
My Experience With Buhari As Head of State - - Shehu Malami
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Monday, 20 April 2015
My Experience With Buhari As Head of State - - Shehu Malami
Jega himself has done a very good job. He has done very well and I am advising the President-elect to, while drawing his cabinet, put Jega as Nigeria's Permane...
 
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  • Guinea Needs Consensus on Poll Position if Election Race is to Pass Peacefully
    Guinea?s history of electoral violence may not be over. Tension is building around the presidential poll scheduled for this October and the local elections planned for early next year. The opposition ? principally Cellou Dalein...
  • Colombia: A Dangerous Setback
    Colombia?s attempt to end five decades of bloodshed could be at risk, after local Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) units appeared to have breached a four-month-old unilateral ceasefire by ambushing a military patrol 14...
  • Guinée : les élections communales d'abord
    La Guinée n?en a peut-être pas fini avec son histoire de violence électorale. La tension monte autour de la date des élections présidentielle (octobre 2015) et communales (premier trimestre 2016). L?opposition se dit préoccupée par...
  • The only cure for Libya is diplomacy, military restraint and patience
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is implementing its strategy of atrocities with gruesome skill. After Iraq and Syria, the group is using Libya to force outside states to react on the basis...
  • Nobody will win the war in Yemen
    Yemenis have long suspected the Saudis of pursuing polices that keep their country weak but not so weak that its internal problems spill across the border. If this was ever the case, the new Saudi...