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Religious Minorities Still Waiting for a New Day in Egypt - New York Times

Religious Minorities Still Waiting for a New Day in Egypt - New York Times | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
Center for Research on Globalization Religious Minorities Still Waiting for a New Day in Egypt New York Times Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story.
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Nothing will change. It is all lip service.
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Egypt's human rights situation is going from ugly to uglier - Christian Science Monitor

Egypt's human rights situation is going from ugly to uglier - Christian Science Monitor | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
Christian Science Monitor Egypt's human rights situation is going from ugly to uglier Christian Science Monitor Meanwhile the US is considering a resumption of full military aid to Egypt, including delayed Apache attack helicopters the country's...
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I don't know what the elected government will do. el-Sisi is a newer brand of Islamism.
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If Not a New Cold War, a Distinct Chill in the Air

If Not a New Cold War, a Distinct Chill in the Air | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
Tensions over Crimea may not bring a new Cold War, but analysts worry about a long period of confrontation and alienation.
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It is Cold War II. We had become lazy.
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Europe needs an alternative to Russian natural gas.

Europe needs an alternative to Russian natural gas. | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
Europe needs an alternative to Russian natural gas.
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Obama, Cameron & Co. still pulling on boots on while Putin consolidates power

Obama, Cameron & Co. still pulling on boots on while Putin consolidates power | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
Russia's Vladimir Putin proved again Tuesday that he is the straw stirring the drink.
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EU is an association of selfish countries. It is group sex and no commitment. There is nothing great left in Britain. Germany is happy to be alone.
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Can you eat only 6 teaspoons of sugar a day? The WHO wants you to try

Can you eat only 6 teaspoons of sugar a day? The WHO wants you to try | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
The World Health Organization is challenging you to eat no more than six teaspoons of sugar per day.
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I can live on 3.
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Facebook Drones to Battle Google Balloons in the War of Airborne Internet | Wired Business | Wired.com

Facebook Drones to Battle Google Balloons in the War of Airborne Internet | Wired Business | Wired.com | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
The aircraft would give Facebook more options for connecting itself to the world as chief rival Google chases internet access on the ground and in the sky.
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Nice!!
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Ukraine Crisis: Vladimir Putin 'in Another World' Angela Merkel Tells Obama

Ukraine Crisis: Vladimir Putin 'in Another World' Angela Merkel Tells Obama | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
Obama to impose economic and political pressure on Russia after Crimea invasion.
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He is using old math to solve a 21st Century political science problem.
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Obama offers peace plan for Ukraine

Obama offers peace plan for Ukraine | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
US President Obama urges Russia to pull its troops in Ukraine's Crimea region back to their bases and set up a monitoring mission, US officials say.
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A face saving plan for Putin.
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Mount Everest’s massive trash problem: Nepal cracks down on littering tourists

Mount Everest’s massive trash problem: Nepal cracks down on littering tourists | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
If you want to scale the world's highest peak, you'll have to bring back everything you took with you
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India’s Muslims Wary of Rising Political Star

India’s Muslims Wary of Rising Political Star | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
The scale of success of Narendra Modi, a Hindu nationalist, depends in part on whether he can persuade Muslims to support his candidacy, a difficult challenge.
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Hindus are also afraid of him. He is a RSS puppet. These are bad signs for plural India.
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The Point Separating Boehner, Reid On Sanctions Against Russia

The Point Separating Boehner, Reid On Sanctions Against Russia | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
The Ukraine crisis has failed to unite Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Harry Reid on sanctions against Russia. But that may change.
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Reid is America's Merkel.
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Turkish state turning on Gulenists - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Turkish state turning on Gulenists - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
Turkey’s National Security Council decides to purge Gulenists from state organs, making it no longer just a struggle between the Gulenists and the AKP.
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It is a civil war. Secularists will win in the end. No one can win a holy war.
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Long arm of US law nails Andhra MP KVP Ramachandra Rao in bribery case - The Times of India

Long arm of US law nails Andhra MP KVP Ramachandra Rao in bribery case - The Times of India | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
In an unprecedented case, the US Justice Department has indicted sitting Rajya Sabha MP KVP Ramachandra Rao in a bribery and corruption case that took place in India.
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We have one more Devyani Khobragade. The US should request extradition of the indicted Indian MP.
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Russia’s Aggression in Crimea Brings NATO Into Renewed Focus

Russia’s Aggression in Crimea Brings NATO Into Renewed Focus | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
Russia’s moves in Ukraine have revived the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s role as a counterweight to Moscow, even as it wrestles with its response.
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NATO should expand to Asia. China and Russia have big plans.
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Obama administration rejects appeal from Egypt to deliver helicopters

Obama administration rejects appeal from Egypt to deliver helicopters | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
U.S. officials and a Western diplomat said the 10 AH-64 attack helicopters had been blocked from delivery in October in response to the administration’s opposition to the military ouster of Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi last year.
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Field Marshal el-Sisi's friendship with Russia will backfire.
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EU to Weigh Ukraine Sanctions as Russia Spurns U.S. Diplo

EU to Weigh Ukraine Sanctions as Russia Spurns U.S. Diplo | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
European Union leaders will consider repercussions for Russia at an emergency meeting today on the Ukraine crisis, after Russia’s foreign minister fended off a U.S. effort to ease tensions in the Crimean peninsula.
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Ukraine should get aid immediately.
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Gene Therapy for Controlling HIV Shows Early Promise – WebMD

Gene Therapy for Controlling HIV Shows Early Promise – WebMD | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
Small study hints treatment could someday help patients fight AIDS virus without drugs
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Can't wait for individualized medicine.
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Countdown to end ‘human safaris’ in Andamans - Hindustan Times

Countdown to end ‘human safaris’ in Andamans - Hindustan Times | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
A London-based organisation that helped expose ‘human safaris’ in the Andaman Islands in 2012 has launched a one-year coundown timer to end ongoing tourist traffic to see the Jarawa tribe by March 2015.
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EU warns Russia sanctions will be 'swift' if no 'de-escalation' in Ukraine crisis - Independent.ie

EU warns Russia sanctions will be 'swift' if no 'de-escalation' in Ukraine crisis - Independent.ie | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
European Union leaders holding a crisis meeting on Ukraine could impose sanctions on Russia if there has been no "de-escalation" by then, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabiu
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Germany and UK are less likely to punish Russia. These two nations will undermine the European Union.
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U.S. prepared to place unilateral sanctions on Russian officials, businesses

U.S. prepared to place unilateral sanctions on Russian officials, businesses | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
Action against officials, businesses would come as it continues to press Europe on tougher measures.
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America should wait for a few days. Let Putin think more. However, eject Russia from G8.
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Israel says it persuaded France to stiffen terms of interim Iran deal - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Israel says it persuaded France to stiffen terms of interim Iran deal - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
Israeli officials are demanding that Iran stop enriching uranium even though the United States and other countries say they can accept a limited program for civilian purposes.
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France will do it again. Obama administration wants 'a deal'.
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Retired U.S. general touts Ukrainian troops' toughness

Retired U.S. general touts Ukrainian troops' toughness | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
A retired U.S. general with deep knowledge of the geopolitical dynamics at play in Ukraine says the country's military will stand its ground if Russian forces launch an assault.
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It has 11 million combat ready men.
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Attorney says FBI visited former Christie campaign manager

Attorney says FBI visited former Christie campaign manager | Sunil Global | Scoop.it
An attorney for Gov. Christie's former campaign manager disclosed in a court filing Monday that federal authorities are investigating his client as part of a probe into September lane closures on the George Washington Bridge.
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UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate committee consulting on sanctions against Russians

(Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee is preparing legislation to provide support to Ukraine and consulting with the Obama administration on possible sanctions against individual Russians, and Ukrainians cooperating with them, the committee's chairman said on Monday.
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A quick action will send the right message to Putin.
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