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Americans believe wealth gap is growing

Americans believe wealth gap is growing

By John Darkow 26/01/2014 11:10

Americans across both parties see a growing chasm between the wealthiest and the rest of the country, according to a Pew Research/USA Today poll released Thursday. But opinions on inequality's causes, and its ideal solutions, are often filtered through a partisan lens, with Democrats in favor of government intervention and Republicans skeptical of programs aiding the poor.

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Iran should meet 4 demands for nuclear deal

Iran should meet 4 demands for nuclear deal

By Abbas Goodarzi 19/11/2013 12:30

French President Francois Hollande says Iran should meet four demands to reach an agreement over its nuclear energy program in the upcoming talks with the world six major powers in Geneva.

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Peace talks essential:What Malala knows that Obama doesn't

Peace talks essential:What Malala knows that Obama doesn't

By Stephff 13/10/2013 09:04

Malala Yousafzai, the sixteen-year-old girl shot in the head by Taliban members in her native Pakistan for speaking out for women's right to education, is calling out the US government and her own for refusing to do what seems obvious to her: hold peace talks.

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Is Hillary Clinton Our Only Chance for a Woman President?

Is Hillary Clinton Our Only Chance for a Woman President?

By Ed Gamble 29/09/2013 08:50

Women are denied, they are neglected, even in the developed countries, where they are not given the opportunity to move forward and be what they want, Malala Yousafzai, the brave sixteen-year-old whom the Taliban tried to assassinate, and almost did, said at the Clinton Global Initiative summit this week.

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US assures Israel on Syria’s CW

US assures Israel on Syria’s CW

By Mohammad Ali Rajabi 16/09/2013 19:50

The US’ top diplomat John Kerry has assured its staunch ally in the Middle East, Israel, that the deal Washington and Moscow reached over Syria's chemical weapons is capable of removing its chemical weapons.

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Kerry briefs US allies on Syria deal with Russia

Kerry briefs US allies on Syria deal with Russia

By Enrico Bertuccioli 16/09/2013 19:27

US Secretary of State John Kerry met with top diplomats from France and Britain in Paris on Monday to brief them on a deal he reached with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov two days earlier over Syria’s chemical weapons.

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Air-conditioning: For better or worse

Air-conditioning: For better or worse

By 26/08/2013 09:33

When I arrived in Algiers a few weeks ago for a family vacation, two things struck me: The huge increase in the number of cars and the proliferation of air-conditioning units sticking (mostly wildly) out of houses and buildings.

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Hillary Clinton is winning the name game for the 2016 presidential election

Hillary Clinton is winning the name game for the 2016 presidential election

By Darryl Barksdale 24/08/2013 21:11

A slow August in political news has created a vacuum that the press and pundits are filling with Clinton-watch: the guessing game as to whether Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for president in 2016, when she might announce and what effect her proto-campaign is having on President Obama’s ability to govern.

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The Morning Plum: Ted Cruz is absolutely right about Obamacare

The Morning Plum: Ted Cruz is absolutely right about Obamacare

By Clay Bennett 21/08/2013 17:52

If you want to understand why conservatives continue to push us towards a destructive government shutdown confrontation to force the defunding of Obamacare, pay attention to this new quote from Texas Senator Ted Cruz — it might be the most illuminating thing he has ever said about this whole crusade.

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Israel to build ‘1000s’ of settlement units in West Bank

Israel to build ‘1000s’ of settlement units in West Bank

By Adam 14/08/2013 16:08

The Israeli regime says it plans to build “thousands” of settlement units in the occupied West Bank, in a thinly-veiled reaction to the recent remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry that all Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian lands are “illegitimate.”

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Pro-Morsi protests continue in Egypt

Pro-Morsi protests continue in Egypt

By Mohammad Kargar 14/08/2013 15:56

Thousands of the supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi have refused to end their protest sit-ins in the capital, Cairo. Egypt has been the scene of rival rallies, often resulting in deadly clashes, since July 3, when the country’s army ousted President Mohamed Morsi in what has been described by his supporters as ‘a military coup.

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Britain’s hypocrisy towards Nigeria

Britain’s hypocrisy towards Nigeria

By Luis Vazquez 11/08/2013 11:23

By making it harder for thousands of Nigerians to enter the UK while throwing money at the country’s kleptocratic elite, the UK stands to lose goodwill alongside much-needed business in key sectors.

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 Anti-NSA activists hold rallies in US

Anti-NSA activists hold rallies in US

By Lisa Benson 05/08/2013 17:37

Thousands of people held rallies across the United States on Sunday to protest the recently revealed surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency (NSA).

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