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Why We Should Be Worried that the Bangladeshi Government Has Ignored All Recent Blogger Deaths

Why We Should Be Worried that the Bangladeshi Government Has Ignored All Recent Blogger Deaths

by Raad Rahman Dhaka, Bangladesh: Two months after the murder of Bangladeshi blogger Ananta Bijoy Das on May 12, 2015, the Bangladeshi government remains mum on addressing the issue. This silence comes despite enormous international shock over the crime committed upon the outspoken blogger, human rights activist, and writer at Mukto Mona, a secular Bangladeshi website […]

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Greece’s Tsipras Briefs Obama on Bid for Eurozone Loan

Paris, France.  Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke to U.S. President Barack Obama by telephone on Tuesday shortly before an emergency eurozone summit and briefed him on Greece’s request for a rescue loan, a Greek government official said, as reported by Reuters. Alexis Tsipras. Photo courtesy of Frangisco Der. The official said Obama had voiced […]

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Nervous Investors Unload Chinese Stocks

Bangkok, Thailand.  Chinese stock indexes again sank lower Tuesday, despite the government’s efforts to boost the exchanges and reassure millions of individual investors by buying state-backed, big cap stocks. Shanghai Pudong Jan 2 2014. Photo by Yhz1221.   The Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges are notorious for their volatility, but their huge gains over the past […]

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S.C. to Remove Confederate Flag from Statehouse Grounds

Charleston, S.C.  South Carolina’s state senate has voted 37-3 to remove the Confederate battle flag from State House grounds. The Civil War-era flag has flown over parts of the state capitol for more than 50 years. The bipartisan proposal followed a call by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.  It followed an uproar over last month’s […]

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Greeks Stand Tall, Defiantly Reject Europe’s Bailout Terms

Athens, Greece. Greeks have voted against accepting a bailout from the European Union in return for more spending cuts. Early results suggest the ‘No’ camp won with around 61 percent of the vote. As Henry Ridgwell reports from Athens, all eyes are now on Europe’s response. By Henry Ridgwell.   Tweet

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Millions Expected for Masses as Pope Starts South American Tour

Washington, D.C.  More than a million people are expected for the papal mass Monday. The 78-year-old Jesuit pope landed Sunday in Ecuador’s capital, Quito, on the first leg of his visit. Government and Church dignitaries greeted him, along with colorfully dressed children and adults waving the papal flag and standing on either side of a […]

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Past and Present: Celebrating July Fourth at the White House

Washington, D.C. On July 4, 1776, Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, and the Liberty Bell rang a sound of freedom at Independence Hall. Since that day, affectionately known as America’s birthday, the White House has celebrated liberty and justice for all each summer. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, […]

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Letter from Castro to Obama Re-establishing Relations with U.S.

Havana, June 2015 Mr. President: Consistent with the announcements made on December 17, 2014, and the high level discussions between our two governments, I am pleased to address this letter to you in order to confirm that the Republic of Cuba has agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations with the United States of America and open […]

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Why We Should Be Worried that the Bangladeshi Government Has Ignored All Recent Blogger Deaths

Why We Should Be Worried that the Bangladeshi Government Has Ignored All Recent Blogger Deaths

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Greece’s Tsipras Briefs Obama on Bid for Eurozone Loan

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Nervous Investors Unload Chinese Stocks