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Jailed Maldives ex-president allowed to travel to UK for surgery

Jailed Maldives ex-president allowed to travel to UK for surgery Sat, 16 Jan, 2016

The Maldives' opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed, who is serving a 13-year jail term following a controversial trial, has been given permission to travel to Britain for surgery, the government said Saturday.

The Case Against Re-Banning Torture Yet Again Wed, 17 Dec, 2014

Senator Ron Wyden has a petition up at MoveOn.org that reads "Right now, torture is banned because of President Obama's executive order. It's time for Congress to pass a law banning torture,
Nelson Mandela dies at age 95

Nelson Mandela dies at age 95 Fri, 06 Dec, 2013

Former South African President Nelson Mandela died peacefully at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection. He was 95.
Central Africa coup leader Michel Djotodia sworn in as president

Central Africa coup leader Michel Djotodia sworn in as president Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

Former rebel leader Michel Djotodia was sworn in as president of the Central African Republic on Sunday, five months after seizing power in the violence-wracked country. 
Lavabit secure email service linked to Edward Snowden shuts down

Lavabit secure email service linked to Edward Snowden shuts down Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

Lavabit, the email service reportedly used by fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, has shut down, apparently due to U.S. government pressure.
Democrats eye new jobs agenda

Democrats eye new jobs agenda Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

Senate Democrats are beginning to fear that the country’s increasingly dim economic outlook will cost them their seats in 2012 and are trying to craft a new agenda aimed at spurring job creation.

While there is no shortage of ideas of what a plan could include — from a payroll tax holiday to increased infrastructure spending — Democrats haven’t settled on the details or whether to craft one large package or push through a series of narrow measures. They’re also unsure how to sell their plans to the public or how to engage Senate Republicans.



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Senator Unveils Bill to Limit Semiautomatic Arms

Senator Unveils Bill to Limit Semiautomatic Arms Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

WASHINGTON — During a lengthy and at times emotionally wrenching news conference, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California on Thursday announced legislation that would ban the sale and manufacture of 157 types of semiautomatic weapons, as well as magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
Nanotechnology Dramatically Improves Electronic Device Performance

Nanotechnology Dramatically Improves Electronic Device Performance Wed, 23 Jan, 2013

A new study from researchers at Tyndall National Institute and the National University of Singapore shows that subtle changes in the intermolecular van der Waals interactions in the active component of a molecular diode can improve the device performance by more than a factor of ten.

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UK parliament terror attack

Four people were killed and 20 injured in a "terrorist" attack at the gates of British democracy Wednesday when a man mowed down pedestrians, then sta ...

Barack and Michelle Obama give final Christmas message

On Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama issued a joint weekly address where they wished the natio ...

'Supermoon' lights up sky around the world

From Beijing to Berlin, star gazers around the world admired the supermoon - the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades - as it made its ...

Anti-Trump protests spread across nation

Demonstrators took to the streets of Miami, New York, Portland and other US cities for a third straight night of nationwide protests to oppose Donald ...

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Who Needs Dysfunction in the Balkans?

Foreign Affairs, a respected American foreign policy magazine, published in December 2016 an article under the title Dysfunction in the ...

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