International

The Biggest Problem With Hillary's Email

Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server for her email account when she was secretary of state will expose her to a number of questions with potentially incriminating answers about the mixture of public and private business. She will no doubt claim that she considered the State Department system...
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Obama can't even be straight with himself on Iran.

In the confrontation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama, we are seeing the consequences of the long game Obama initiated right in his inauguration six years ago: "To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent," he declared,...
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Egypt carries out first execution over Morsi clashes

Mahmoud Ramadam, a supporter of the deposed leader and convicted of murder, was hanged, the interior ministry says. The charges related to an incident when youths were thrown from a building in the city of Alexandria. Mass trials and a crackdown on Islamists and the Muslim Brotherhood followed Mr...
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Boy, 13, admits Christopher Barry party row murder

Christopher Barry, 53, was stabbed in the chest at his home in The Broadway, Edmonton on 14 December. He had argued with a group of youths trying to get into a party at a flat in the block where he lived. He was followed into the building and attacked, the Old Bailey heard. The boy, who cannot be...
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What Iranians think of Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress

Benjamin Netanyahu's speech in front of U.S. Congress was never intended to reach an audience in Iran, but it certainly did. While Iranian media outlets did not show it live, many people said they would seek out what the Israeli Prime Minister had to say because the negotiations with world...
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Afghan men don burqas, take to the streets for women's rights

A group of Afghan men marched through the capital, Kabul, on Thursday to draw attention to women's rights by donning head-to-toe burqas that for many people worldwide have come to symbolise the suppression of women. The hardline Taliban forced women to wear burqas in public during their rule in...
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Israel uses military expertise to join commercial space race

Israel is embarking on a five-year mission to stake its claim on a crowded new frontier, the $250 billion a year commercial space market. Using the expertise of a defense industry that created technology such as the "Iron Dome" missile interceptor, Israel plans to move beyond its current focus on...
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Dimming Dream for Israelis and Palestinians

The notion that Israelis and Palestinians can share the Holy Land living in separate, independent nations has been a seductive goal for eight decades. The vision has driven on-and-off peace talks for 21 years. The latest round foundered in April 2014, giving way to a growing sentiment that the...
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Three Measures Of Slack In Japan’s Labor Markets

Japan’s salarymen are famous for their long-hours culture. There’s even a word — karoshi — for death by overwork. Why hasn’t that translated into higher wages? Headline unemployment is at an enviably low 3.6 percent and corporate profits are strong. The trouble is that substantial...
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