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    Olympic Plan to Bar Discrimination in Host Cities Is Just Lipstick on a Pig
    Sep27

    Olympic Plan to Bar Discrimination in Host Cities Is Just Lipstick on a Pig

    The International Olympic Committee has announced that it will “force” future Olympic host cities to sign an anti-discrimination agreement before they are able to host the games. On its face, this is a step in the right direction. Some LGBT activists are claiming credit, celebrating this as some big success for the community. Forgive...

    A Fulbright is Not a Political Football
    Sep27

    A Fulbright is Not a Political Football

    Every now and then Congress shows wisdom as in the recent decision by the House and Senate to reject a request from the Obama administration to cut funding for the famous Fulbright program from $237 to $204 million. What’s a Fulbright and why should you care? The Fulbright is the most competitive and highly sought academic fellowship in the...

    Ukraine’s Gas Deal With Russia Reflects Shifting Pressures
    Sep26

    Ukraine’s Gas Deal With Russia Reflects Shifting Pressures

    Ukraine moved closer to resolving its long dispute with Russia over natural gas, as mounting economic pain at home—and pressure from Europe—increasingly force Kiev into compromising with Moscow. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Iran nuclear talks faltering amid ‘no progress’
    Sep26

    Iran nuclear talks faltering amid ‘no progress’

    New York (AFP) – Top US diplomat John Kerry was to meet his Iranian counterpart Friday for a second time in two days, amid reports that tough talks on reining in Tehran’s nuclear program have deadlocked.”At this time as I speak, there is no significant progress,” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said of the latest...

    Abolish the Nukes Before they Abolish Us
    Sep26

    Abolish the Nukes Before they Abolish Us

    The heat of World War II and hubris gave rise to nuclear bombs and their siblings, nuclear power plants. Not much thought went to what these weapons might be or become. Indeed, the Americans rushed and incinerated the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki with their atomic bombs in August 1945. Since 1945, the nuclear bombs are a secret-guarded...

    Russia Risks Recession After Economic Sanctions Over Ukraine Crisis
    Sep26

    Russia Risks Recession After Economic Sanctions Over Ukraine Crisis

    Russia could find itself in a recession if oil prices remain low and international sanctions continue to target its oil industry, according to economists and Russian ministers. Russia’s oil woes could cut 2-4 percent of its $2 trillion annual GDP, which would tip an already slow-growing Russian economy toward stagnation. …read more...

    Can the UN Help Curb Climate Change and its Consequences?
    Sep26

    Can the UN Help Curb Climate Change and its Consequences?

    If setting an example could make states and their leaders do the right thing, then the United Nations might be on the right track. A few years ago, the UN Secretary General ordered that heating be reduced in the winter and the air conditioning thermostat be raised in the summer — on a recent July day at the UN Cafeteria the temperature was...

    Deal Reached to Provide Ukraine With Russian Gas
    Sep26

    Deal Reached to Provide Ukraine With Russian Gas

    The agreement, brokered by European officials, aims to ensure gas flows over the coming six months, despite a dispute between Moscow and Kiev. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia is cautiously optimistic on Iran nuclear deal, Lavrov says already fighting terrorism
    Sep26

    Russia is cautiously optimistic on Iran nuclear deal, Lavrov says already fighting terrorism

    The Russian foreign minister says the delay in implementing Ukraine’s association agreement with the European Union leaves space for an early settlement of the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: FOX...

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s UN performance ends on high note
    Sep26

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s UN performance ends on high note

    NEW YORK – For years Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s attitude towards the United Nations has at least appeared to be one of high-handed dismissiveness, if not contempt. When he shunned the General Assembly last year — preferring instead to attend the opening of a Tim Hortons outlet in Toronto — some regarded his absence as the final insult....