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United States

Top News

July 6, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says "hard choices" are needed if a deal over Iran's nuclear programme is to be made by Tuesday's deadline. Mr. Kerry warned that the two sides were "not where we need to be on several of the most difficult issues."

Iran Wants to Double Oil Exports After Sanctions End

By Benoit Faucon and Summer Said | The Wall Street Journal

Iran wants to double its crude exports soon after sanctions are lifted and is pushing other members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to renew the cartel’s quota system.

Opinion

July 6, 2015

Obama’s Renewable-Energy Fantasy

By Rupert Darwall | The Wall Street Journal

Bill Gates recently noted that the cost of decarbonization using today’s technology is ‘beyond astronomical.’

The Americas

Top News

July 6, 2015

Opinion

July 6, 2015

The Dominican Republic Must Stop Expulsions of Haitians

By Roxanna Altholz and Laurel E. Fletcher | The New York Times

The Dominican Republic is threatening to drive out hundreds of thousands of Haitians who live and work in the Dominican Republic. Many of them came to work in the sugar, construction and tourism industries.

Off the Radar

July 2, 2015

The Pacific Alliance Summit began on Wednesday at the Peruvian sea-side resort of Paracas with the presidents of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru in attendance.

The coordination council of the NETmundial Initiative, a diverse group of global Internet stakeholders, met for this first time this week in Sao Paulo to chart a path to enhanced Web governability, the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, which organized the gathering, said in a statement Wednesday.

Europe

Top News

July 6, 2015

Greeks voted resoundingly Sunday to reject the austerity demands of a proposed European Union and International Monetary Fund bailout package, triggering widespread concern that Greece may soon be on its way to exiting the eurozone.

Opinion

July 6, 2015

Ending Greece’s Bleeding

By Paul Krugman | The New York Times

If Greece can’t live with the euro, it will be because the currency offers no respite for countries in trouble.

Greece Says No — What Happens Next?

By Gillian B. White | The Atlantic

While Sunday’s result won’t solve the many problems the country is facing, it at least revealed which difficult path the people of Greece have chosen to take.

No Need for This Cold War

By Jean-Pierre Chevènement | Le Monde diplomatique

A little forethought and less dogma would have prevented the deterioration of the situation in Ukraine into a revived cold war. Demonising Putin’s Russia won’t help.

Off the Radar

July 2, 2015

Africa

Top News

July 6, 2015

Fugitive African Warlord Joseph Kony Is Said to Be Sickly

By Rodney Muhumuza | The Associated Press

The fugitive leader of the Lord's Resistance Army is sickly and in retreat from an international manhunt that includes U.S. forces, a Ugandan military spokesman said Monday, citing the accounts of recent defectors who are backing up reports that the rebel group is in decline.

Off the Radar

July 2, 2015

Middle East

Top News

July 6, 2015

Opinion

July 6, 2015

On Turkey’s Border, Chaos Looms

By Stephen Kinzer | The Boston Globe

Residents of the Turkish border city of Gaziantep fear that they are being sucked into Syria’s civil war.

Why Iran's Supreme Leader Wants a Deal

By Omid Memarian | Politico Magazine

Ayatollah Khamenei is appeasing his hard-liners with tough rhetoric, but he keeps reviving the talks for a reason.

Asia / Pacific

Top News

July 6, 2015

China is standing pat on its decision to reject arbitration by an international tribunal that will begin formal hearings this week to resolve a long-seething feud with the Philippines over the South China Sea, Beijing's ambassador to Manila said Monday.

The 92-year-old widow of late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, who was a strong proponent of Korean reconciliation, will visit North Korea early next month, ex-aides to Kim said Monday.

Off the Radar

July 2, 2015

173 Uighur Refugees Arrive in Turkey From Thailand

By Suzan Fraser | The Associated Press

A total of 173 people from the minority Chinese Muslim community of Uighurs have arrived in Turkey from Thailand, where they were being held after fleeing China, a Turkey-based Uighur group said Thursday.

Bangladesh security forces have arrested 12 suspected militants, including the chief of al-Qaida in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), which claimed responsibility for two killings this year of bloggers critical of religious extremism.

United States

Top News

July 6, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says "hard choices" are needed if a deal over Iran's nuclear programme is to be made by Tuesday's deadline. Mr. Kerry warned that the two sides were "not where we need to be on several of the most difficult issues."

Iran Wants to Double Oil Exports After Sanctions End

By Benoit Faucon and Summer Said | The Wall Street Journal

Iran wants to double its crude exports soon after sanctions are lifted and is pushing other members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to renew the cartel’s quota system.

Opinion

July 6, 2015

Obama’s Renewable-Energy Fantasy

By Rupert Darwall | The Wall Street Journal

Bill Gates recently noted that the cost of decarbonization using today’s technology is ‘beyond astronomical.’

The Americas

Top News

July 6, 2015

Opinion

July 6, 2015

The Dominican Republic Must Stop Expulsions of Haitians

By Roxanna Altholz and Laurel E. Fletcher | The New York Times

The Dominican Republic is threatening to drive out hundreds of thousands of Haitians who live and work in the Dominican Republic. Many of them came to work in the sugar, construction and tourism industries.

Off the Radar

July 2, 2015

The Pacific Alliance Summit began on Wednesday at the Peruvian sea-side resort of Paracas with the presidents of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru in attendance.

The coordination council of the NETmundial Initiative, a diverse group of global Internet stakeholders, met for this first time this week in Sao Paulo to chart a path to enhanced Web governability, the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, which organized the gathering, said in a statement Wednesday.

Europe

Top News

July 6, 2015

Greeks voted resoundingly Sunday to reject the austerity demands of a proposed European Union and International Monetary Fund bailout package, triggering widespread concern that Greece may soon be on its way to exiting the eurozone.

Opinion

July 6, 2015

Ending Greece’s Bleeding

By Paul Krugman | The New York Times

If Greece can’t live with the euro, it will be because the currency offers no respite for countries in trouble.

Greece Says No — What Happens Next?

By Gillian B. White | The Atlantic

While Sunday’s result won’t solve the many problems the country is facing, it at least revealed which difficult path the people of Greece have chosen to take.

No Need for This Cold War

By Jean-Pierre Chevènement | Le Monde diplomatique

A little forethought and less dogma would have prevented the deterioration of the situation in Ukraine into a revived cold war. Demonising Putin’s Russia won’t help.

Off the Radar

July 2, 2015

Africa

Top News

July 6, 2015

Fugitive African Warlord Joseph Kony Is Said to Be Sickly

By Rodney Muhumuza | The Associated Press

The fugitive leader of the Lord's Resistance Army is sickly and in retreat from an international manhunt that includes U.S. forces, a Ugandan military spokesman said Monday, citing the accounts of recent defectors who are backing up reports that the rebel group is in decline.

Off the Radar

July 2, 2015

Middle East

Top News

July 6, 2015

Opinion

July 6, 2015

On Turkey’s Border, Chaos Looms

By Stephen Kinzer | The Boston Globe

Residents of the Turkish border city of Gaziantep fear that they are being sucked into Syria’s civil war.

Why Iran's Supreme Leader Wants a Deal

By Omid Memarian | Politico Magazine

Ayatollah Khamenei is appeasing his hard-liners with tough rhetoric, but he keeps reviving the talks for a reason.

Asia / Pacific

Top News

July 6, 2015

China is standing pat on its decision to reject arbitration by an international tribunal that will begin formal hearings this week to resolve a long-seething feud with the Philippines over the South China Sea, Beijing's ambassador to Manila said Monday.

The 92-year-old widow of late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, who was a strong proponent of Korean reconciliation, will visit North Korea early next month, ex-aides to Kim said Monday.

Off the Radar

July 2, 2015

173 Uighur Refugees Arrive in Turkey From Thailand

By Suzan Fraser | The Associated Press

A total of 173 people from the minority Chinese Muslim community of Uighurs have arrived in Turkey from Thailand, where they were being held after fleeing China, a Turkey-based Uighur group said Thursday.

Bangladesh security forces have arrested 12 suspected militants, including the chief of al-Qaida in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), which claimed responsibility for two killings this year of bloggers critical of religious extremism.

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