Grisly Human Trafficking Discoveries May Doom Obama's Troubled Trade Strategy
Full Article Forbes
25 May 2015

Americans of all political persuasions abhor people trafficking. So why is the Obama administration pushing a highly controversial trade pact that would reward nations with some of the worst human trafficking records in the...

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A Malaysian police officer stands guard at an outpost before the entry point to the Malaysia-Thailand border in Wang Kelian, Malaysia on Monday, May 25, 2015.  Malaysian authorities said Monday they have discovered 139 suspected graves in a series of abandoned camps used by human traffickers.
photo: AP / Joshua Paul

updated 30 Oct 2013; published 05 Feb 2013
Portman Highlights President's Failure to Comply with Budget Law
updated 20 Sep 2013; published 23 Apr 2012
World Malaria Day with SG Ban Ki-Moon & Shaquille O'Neal
updated 09 May 2015; published 09 May 2015
Malaysia's Slave System Gets Obama's Approval
updated 04 Sep 2014; published 27 Sep 2012
Obama On "Modern Slavery"
updated 14 May 2014; published 05 Aug 2013
Human trafficking: the modern day slave trade
updated 12 Jun 2014; published 12 Jun 2014
Obama Running Human Trafficking
Greece will continue paying its debts after coalition rejects calls to miss next IMF payment
Full Article The Independent
25 May 2015

Greece will continue to pay its debts, after the ruling Radical Left Coalition narrowly rejected a call by party hardliners to miss its next International Monetary Fund (IMF) payment. Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis, a senior member of the left wing Syriza party, said in a TV interview on Sunday: "The four installments for the...

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Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses the audience during a Syriza party central committee meeting in Athens, Greece, on Saturday, May 23, 2015.
photo: AP / Yorgos Karahalis

updated 10 Mar 2015; published 10 Mar 2015
IMF Deputy Director Calls For De-Dollarization In Emerging Markets - Episode 611
updated 18 Aug 2013; published 18 Aug 2013
Cutting Loose: Hungary pays off IMF debt, may eye EU exit
updated 09 May 2012; published 09 May 2012
Greeks Struggle to Form Coalition Government
updated 10 Apr 2015; published 10 Apr 2015
VOA news for Friday, April 10th, 2015
updated 09 May 2012; published 09 May 2012
Greek Nazis celebrate their first election victory on streets together with führer (2012)
updated 02 Apr 2015; published 02 Apr 2015
Deal with Greece possible by end of April: EC president EU 의장 ″그리스 구제금융 협
Le Red Carpet - From Cannes to Gaza
Full Article Al Jazeera
25 May 2015

The world's most glamorous artistic and commercial spectacle is over. And so is the Gaza Film Festival. The thousands of people, who descended on Cannes this year as they do every May, have left. They are artists and aspiring artists, bankers and entertainers, producers and journalists, fans and critics, from all over the world. But above all they...

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From left, jury members Sophie Marceau, Jake Gyllenhaal, Joel Coen, Sienna Miller, Xavier Dolan, Rossy de Palma, Guillermo Del Toro, Rokia Traore and jury president Ethan Coen pose for photographers upon arrival for the awards ceremony at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 24, 2015.
photo: AP / Thibault Camus

updated 24 May 2015; published 24 May 2015
LA GLACE ET LE CIEL -red carpet- (en) Cannes 2015
updated 13 May 2015; published 13 May 2015
LA TÊTE HAUTE -red carpet- Cannes 2015
updated 14 May 2015; published 14 May 2015
FESTIVAL DE CANNES 2015 Day 1 - Red Carpet Style by Fashion Channel
updated 17 May 2015; published 17 May 2015
Alerte sur le red carpet ! Festival de Cannes 2015 // jour 5
updated 15 May 2015; published 15 May 2015
SAUL FIA -red carpet- (en) Cannes 2015
updated 18 May 2014; published 18 May 2014
Cannes 2014 - LE MERAVIGLIE : Red Carpet
Iraq will take back Ramadi from IS 'in days' - PM Abadi
Full Article BBC News
25 May 2015

25 May 2015 From the section Middle East Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi has said that the city of Ramadi could be taken back from Islamic State militants "in days". But he told the BBC that more support was needed from international coalition partners. Iraqi forces have suffered a number of defeats at the hands of IS over the past year, and fled from a...

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Displaced civilians from Ramadi and around the area live in a camp in the town of Amiriyat al-Fallujah, west of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, May 22, 2015.
photo: AP / Hadi Mizban

updated 25 May 2015; published 25 May 2015
Iraq will take back Ramadi from IS 'in days' PM Abadi
updated 17 May 2015; published 17 May 2015
Iraqi Officials Say Ramadi Has Fallen to ISIS
updated 21 Apr 2015; published 21 Apr 2015
Iraqi Forces Fight Fierce Battle with IS in Ramadi, Recapture Hospital
updated 19 May 2015; published 19 May 2015
Drone Video Captures Moment Ramadi Falls to ISIS as Iraqi Army Cowardly Flees
updated 15 Apr 2015; published 15 Apr 2015
Iraq Official Warns Ramadi Could Fall To ISLAMIC STATE Offensive
updated 19 May 2015; published 19 May 2015
2015 - BBC World News - Iraqi Shia Militias Prepare to Confront I.S. Outside Ramadi - 20/5/15
Has Narendra Modi lived up to expectations?
Full Article BBC News
25 May 2015

Soutik Biswas Delhi correspondent 25 May 2015 From the section India Mr Modi swept to power by inflicting a heavy defeat on Congress Is a year in power long enough to evaluate the performance of a new government? Possibly difficult in a country with many unresolved social and economic issues like India, but it is a good time for some stock-taking....

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Congress workers burn an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a demonstration in Kolkata, India, May 16, 2015.
photo: WN / Bhaskar Mallick

updated 06 Apr 2015; published 06 Apr 2015
India News Exclusive survey on Narendra Modi government completed 300 days : Part-1
updated 11 Jan 2015; published 11 Jan 2015
Jana Gana Mana: Is America impressed by Narendra Modi's government?
updated 17 May 2014; published 17 May 2014
Gandhi rule ends as Narendra Modi takes power in India
updated 07 Aug 2014; published 07 Aug 2014
Positive About India’s Growth, Owing To Narendra Modi Coming Into Power
updated 03 Jul 2014; published 03 Jul 2014
Narendra Modi smart action plan to develop infrastructure of India
updated 12 Jan 2015; published 12 Jan 2015
Why Narendra Modi Don't Understand Pakistan is Superpower - Hilarious Pakistani Media

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South China Morning Post
When thousands of Rohingya people from Myanmar were discovered floating in boats on the Southeast Asian seas much of the world was understandably gripped by this unfolding human...
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The Independent
A malign shade named Iraq has returned to haunt America’s nascent 2016 presidential campaign. The past few days, beginning with the humiliating fall of Ramadi to the radical...
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(CNN)Earlier this month in New York, the advocacy group AID-Free World launched a campaign to end impunity for personnel who commit sexual abuse during U.N. peacekeeping missions....

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LONDON — Britain's prime minister announced on Monday that non-British citizens who live in Britain will not be able to vote on whether the country should remain in the European Union The question is important because so many non-British EU citizens...
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An Iraqi Policeman patrols Route Iron as Coalition Forces follow closely behind.
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Iraq and Iran pushed back Monday against U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter's criticisms over the fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State group, with an Iranian general going as far as saying America had "no will" to fight the extremists. In Baghdad, a...
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 People stand next to their motor bikes as they await fuel to arrive during a nationwide general strike in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday, June 21, 2007. The government said it was meeting Thursday with labor unions who called a nationwide general strike to try
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Nigeria's severe fuel shortage has started to cause widespread disruption to everyday services, with the telecommunications and banking sectors the latest hit hard by the worsening crisis. A major Nigerian bank announced on Monday that it would close...
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Former Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, April 18, 2013. In an interview with The Associated Press, Olmert said he will serve as chairman of the advisory board of "Genesis Angels" _ a venture capital firm focusing on early stage investment in startup companies. The firm looks toward innovations in robotics, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and other cutting edge technologies.
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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a...
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In this Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014 photo provided by the Presidential Press Service, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a meeting at his new palace in Ankara, Turkey.
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ANKARA Turkey's ruling AK Party is seen losing its parliamentary majority in a June 7 election and may have to form a coalition government, according to the results of a survey by pollster SONAR seen by Reuters on Monday. The poll put AKP support at...
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Protesters demonstrate against the country's near 25 percent unemployment rate and stinging austerity measures introduced by the government, in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, July 21, 2012.
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Alternative parties have made huge gains in the Spanish local elections at the expense of the ruling party. Anti-corruption left-wing party, Podemos (We Can) and pro-business Cuidadanos have made huge gains across the country with the ruling party’s,...
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Saitama , Tokyo, Japan.
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TOKYO (AP) — A magnitude-5.5 earthquake rattled Tokyo and its suburbs Monday, shaking buildings and temporarily stopping trains but causing no apparent damage or injuries. Office high-rises in the capital swayed, and trains that stopped automatically...
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