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A Famous Scholar Went Kinda Viral For Calling The US A "Failed State"

0SHARESShare Tweet But people in China were wary about being too excited over the conclusions from Francis Fukuyama. Francis Fukuyama, the academic who famously predicted Western democracy to be the final form of governance, recently published an essay titled “America: the failed state ” in British magazine Prospect. Fukuyama laid out his opinions that with “elite capture and vetocracy,” the ...

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Ukrainian president calls for global response to Russian threat

By Stephen Adler and Sujata Rao | DAVOS, Switzerland Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for a worldwide effort to counter the threat of Russian cyber warfare and urged the United States to “be great again” by demonstrating leadership on issues such as global security. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to improve ties with the Kremlin and open admiration for Russian ...

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West African military halt Gambia operation, issue Jammeh deadline

By Diadie Ba | DAKAR Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz flew to Senegal to meet with President Macky Sall after last-ditch talks in Gambia aimed at resolving a crisis over the transfer of presidential powers, a Senegalese presidential source told Reuters on Thursday. Aziz left Gambia shortly before midnight, when Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh’s presidential mandate expired. Senegal, with ...

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North Korea may test-launch ICBM soon: South Korean media

By James Pearson | SEOUL North Korea may be preparing to test-launch a new, upgraded prototype of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), South Korean media reported on Thursday, citing military sources. In his New Year’s speech, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the country was close to test launching an ICBM, and state media has said a launch could ...

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Obama suggests U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem could be 'explosive'

0SHARESShare Tweet U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during his last press conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 18, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Related 0SHARESShare Tweet Click here to Read from the source

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Brazil police separate gangs in prison where 26 killed

By Eduardo Simões | SAO PAULO Heavily armed police on Wednesday entered the prison where 26 inmates were butchered in recent days and separated members of rival drug gangs waging a turf war that set off a wave of riots in Brazil’s overcrowded penitentiary system. About 220 gang members will be transferred in buses from the Alcaçuz penitentiary in the ...

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Outgoing U.S. envoy says U.N. needs to 'push' Iran on arms embargo

0SHARESShare Tweet United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power addresses media following a United Nations Security Council vote, at the United Nations in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Related 0SHARESShare Tweet Click here to Read from the source

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The CIA’s Secret History Is Now Online

Kevin Lamarque / Reuters Decades ago, the CIA declassified a 26-page secret document cryptically titled “clarifying statement to Fidel Castro concerning assassination.” It was a step toward greater transparency for one of the most secretive of all federal agencies. But to find out what the document actually said, you had to trek to the National Archives in College Park, Maryland, ...

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Video Appears To Show Police Officer Punching And Kneeing Indigenous Man

Human rights organisation Amnesty International has called on the New South Wales police commissioner to launch an independent investigation into mobile phone footage that appears to show a police officer punching and kneeing an Aboriginal man. youtube.com Amnesty International wrote a letter on Wednesday to the NSW police commissioner, Andrew Scipione, about the footage. “Amnesty International… [is] demanding a public ...

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This Teacher Is Educating Children Under A Bridge In India For Free

0SHARESShare Tweet Rajesh Sharma, a grocery story owner, has spent the last seven years teaching children under a bridge. Nearly 200 underprivileged children from neighbouring ghettos now come to the school, which is known as “Free School, Under the Bridge” and is located in one of the world’s most polluted cities, New Delhi. Underprivileged children attend the free school. Ahmer ...

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