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Putin seeks to show he won’t buckle to U.S.

Putin seeks to show he won’t buckle to U.S. | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
MOSCOW -- The Russian parliament intends to take up a bill Tuesday designed to hamper and frustrate civil society groups that accept money from abroad – which means, effectively, from the United States – in a move that is being portrayed as...
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9 Murder Victims Whose Names Remain a Mystery - Huffington Post

9 Murder Victims Whose Names Remain a Mystery - Huffington Post | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
Homer Lemay. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

There are the well-known victims of infamous murder cases, and then there are those unfortunate souls who were killed by hidden hands, at unknown times, and
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Jean-Marie Le Pen, Co-Founder of National Front, Is Ousted From French Far-Right Party

Jean-Marie Le Pen, Co-Founder of National Front, Is Ousted From French Far-Right Party | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
Jean-Marie Le Pen, who co-founded the National Front, was excluded on Thursday from the party following a disciplinary hearing.
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Ailing Jimmy Carter ‘at Ease With Whatever Comes’

Ailing Jimmy Carter ‘at Ease With Whatever Comes’ | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
Jimmy Carter, still sprightly at 90 years old, spoke about his cancer diagnosis, innovative treatment regimen and born-again Christian beliefs.
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What Alexis Tsipras’s Announcement Means for Greece

What Alexis Tsipras’s Announcement Means for Greece | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
The prime minister’s call for new elections means voters may have to decide who would best navigate the next phase of the nation’s financial struggle.
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In New York, Testing Grounds for Community Policing

In New York, Testing Grounds for Community Policing | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
The 101st Precinct in Far Rockaway, a low-income neighborhood wary of the police, has seen halting progress as the department seeks to reshape everyday interactions between officers and residents.
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9 Opposition Candidates Barred From Venezuela’s December Ballot

9 Opposition Candidates Barred From Venezuela’s December Ballot | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
With Venezuela sinking in an economic crisis, raising the prospects of opposition candidates, the government has taken measures to rule several of them ineligible.
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Critiquing U.S. Spending in Afghanistan, to Dramatic Effect

Critiquing U.S. Spending in Afghanistan, to Dramatic Effect | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
A government watchdog has been praised as a model for identifying waste and corruption but criticized for having a taste for publicity.
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Sinosphere Blog: Human Rights Lawyer Prevented From Flying Out of Beijing

Sinosphere Blog: Human Rights Lawyer Prevented From Flying Out of Beijing | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
Liang Xiaojun is part of a large circle of rights lawyers in China, hundreds of whom have been questioned or detained since early July in a crackdown.
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China’s ghost towns point to nation’s waning fortunes

China’s ghost towns point to nation’s waning fortunes | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
SHENFU, China — Giant skyscrapers tower unfinished and abandoned around a lake that forms the centerpiece of this new town. The wind blows through the empty hulk of what was supposed to be a multi-story hotel and restaurant complex.
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Sinosphere Blog: In Communist Party Media, Little Mention of Market Chaos

Sinosphere Blog: In Communist Party Media, Little Mention of Market Chaos | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
There was no mention of the stock plunge on the front page of People’s Daily, a sign that China’s leaders were sticking to their habit of staying above the public fray when policies turn sour.
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Russian Court Sentences Ukrainian Filmmaker to 20 Years in Prison

Russian Court Sentences Ukrainian Filmmaker to 20 Years in Prison | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
The filmmaker, Oleg Sentsov, was convicted of terrorist acts in the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed last year.
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Waukesha Plan for Lake Michigan Water Raises Worries

Waukesha Plan for Lake Michigan Water Raises Worries | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
The city wants to pipe water from the nearby lake to address a problem with its own water. But a 2008 compact prohibits that sort of thing.
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On YouTube, Iran Activists Urge America to Back Nuclear Deal

On YouTube, Iran Activists Urge America to Back Nuclear Deal | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
The messages of support from Iranian human rights activists are a new element in the emotional campaigns for and against the deal in the United States.
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World Briefing: Iran: Official Denies Any Plan to Trade U.S. Reporter

World Briefing: Iran: Official Denies Any Plan to Trade U.S. Reporter | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
Iran has no plans to trade Jason Rezaian, the imprisoned Washington Post correspondent, for any Iranian citizens held by the United States.
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World Briefing: Brazil: House Speaker Is Charged

World Briefing: Brazil: House Speaker Is Charged | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
Prosecutors on Thursday filed corruption charges against Eduardo Cunha, the speaker of the lower house of Congress and one of Brazil’s most powerful political figures.
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While Congress argues over Iran, Europe rushes to do business there

While Congress argues over Iran, Europe rushes to do business there | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS — The ink was barely dry on a landmark agreement with Iran to limit its nuclear program before a German government plane packed with the nation’s economic elite touched down in Tehran.The trip was just the first in a rush of European...
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President Erdogan of Turkey to Call for New Election

President Erdogan of Turkey to Call for New Election | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
After no deal emerged from weeks of talks, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would call a Nov. 1 vote to break the impasse among the four main political parties.
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Islamic State Blows Up Ancient Temple at Syria’s Palmyra Ruins

Islamic State Blows Up Ancient Temple at Syria’s Palmyra Ruins | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
Islamic State militants have destroyed the Baalshamin Temple at the ancient ruins of Palmyra in Syria, realizing one of archaeologists’ worst fears.
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Europe Facing New Uncertainty in Terrorism Fight

Europe Facing New Uncertainty in Terrorism Fight | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
The sheer number of militant suspects combined with a widening field of potential targets have presented European officials with what they concede is a nearly insurmountable surveillance task.
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Sinosphere Blog: Science-Fiction Prize Is Awarded to Chinese Writer for First Time

Sinosphere Blog: Science-Fiction Prize Is Awarded to Chinese Writer for First Time | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
Liu Cixin won the 2015 Hugo Award for “The Three-Body Problem,” the first volume of a trilogy that has been a major best seller in China.
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Migrants Race North as Hungary Builds a Border Fence

Migrants Race North as Hungary Builds a Border Fence | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
On a chaotic path through the Balkans, tens of thousands of migrants are pushing to reach northern Serbia before Hungary seals the border.
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From Venezuela to Iraq to Russia, Oil Price Drops Raise Fears of Unrest

From Venezuela to Iraq to Russia, Oil Price Drops Raise Fears of Unrest | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
The downward spiral of oil prices and the reluctance to reduce production are threatening to destabilize economies and governments in many places that are already fragile.
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Stephan Petett's curator insight, August 26, 5:27 PM

With last years decrease of oil prices form $103 a barrel to $42 many countries are facing troubles economically. As thousands protest in Nigeria and Venezuela fear unrest as there economy plunges. Middle Eastern and Asian countries are also seeing troubles. Countries across the world are being affected by the price decrease of oil, countries are struggling to maintain healthy trade. With the numbers of countries that are struggling internationally I feel that oil prices should be raised , the dramatic decrease of oil prices sent to many countries into trouble and right now our world economy can not handle any more problems. 

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Deal Between North and South Korea Defies Their Mutual Disdain

Deal Between North and South Korea Defies Their Mutual Disdain | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
Some observers say the agreement that ended a military standoff opens up at least the possibility that the relationship could now improve to some degree.
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An Island Compound Off the West Coast of Sweden

An Island Compound Off the West Coast of Sweden | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
The property, which dates to 1870 and includes a private beach, a dock and a boathouse, is on the market for $2.44 million.
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Economic Scene: Chinese Economy Faces Risks From Political Instability

Economic Scene: Chinese Economy Faces Risks From Political Instability | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
There is scant evidence that an authoritarian, undemocratic regime like China’s could pull off the kinds of reforms it is being called on to make.
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