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The Onion accidentally breaks story about the US offering missiles to Israel after Iran deal
Still only my 2nd favourite true Onion headline. But "Rumors Of Extramarital Affair End Campaign Of Presidential Candidate Who Didn't Know China Has Nuclear Weapons" is hard to beat.
amusing  parody  news  international-affairs  Israel  Iran  The-Onion 
july 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Ecuador Grants Assange Asylum, to Extradite Whistle-Blower | World | TIME.com
The government of Rafael Correa extends its hospitality to the WikiLeaks founder but is accused of harassing unfriendly journalists and may extradite a whistle-blower from Belarus to face grave charges in the country described as "Europe's last dictatorship"
interesting  wikileaks  Julian-Assange  Ecuador  UK  international-affairs  hypocrisy  law  whistleblowing  posttofacebook  censorship 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Stephen Fry's Parthenon Marbles plea backed in debate vote
'A call backed by actor Stephen Fry for the return to Greece of the British Museum's Parthenon Marbles has come out on top in a debate held in London.'
international-affairs  Greece  UK  museums  history  interesting 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
allAfrica.com: Zimbabwe: UN Insists Mugabe Tourism Honour Not an Official Title
'insisted that no official honour or ambassadorial role has been bestowed on Mugabe or Sata. The UN says it is simply trying to encourage the African nations to promote tourism as a valuable source of revenue.'
tourism  news  rebuttal  United-Nations  international-affairs  interesting 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
5 Ways Jim Yong Kim Can Save the World Bank | Foreign Policy
'If it really wants to reduce poverty, the bank will have to slaughter some of its sacred cows.'
USA  international-affairs  banking  economics  interesting 
april 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
World Bank Names Jim Yong Kim Next President - WSJ.com
'…named Jim Yong Kim as its next president, maintaining a seven-decade U.S. lock on the post after the first challenge by candidates from other countries.'
international-affairs  economics  banking  USA  politics  interesting 
april 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Soldiers stage coup in Mali - Africa - World - The Independent
'Mutinous soldiers in Mali have taken over state television and announced that they have seized control of the government.'
news  international-affairs  military  politics  war 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
How one man escaped from a North Korean prison camp | World news | The Guardian
Rather harrowing tale of someone born in a prison camp, their forced labour, betrayals, imprisonment, torture, and eventual escape.
international-affairs  posttofacebook  human-rights  Korea  North-Korea 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Nigeria hostages: Italian anger mounts over special forces operation | World news | The Guardian
'Front page editorial in Corriere della Sera describes failed rescue attempt as a humiliation for Italy'
Italy  UK  international-affairs  military  terrorism  politics  interesting 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Water for all: The case for a one-state solution - Opinion - Al Jazeera English
60% of Israel's water comes from Palestine
Thus they're unlikely to ever accept a setup that has an independent Palestine that controls its own water reserves.
international-affairs  Middle-East  Palestine  Israel  via-#maelfroth  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Protester - Person of the Year 2011 - TIME
'"Massive and effective street protest" was a global oxymoron until suddenly, shockingly… it became the defining trope of our times.'
interesting  protest  posttofacebook  news  international-affairs  via-Andrew-Ducker 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Hillary Clinton declares 'gay rights are human rights'
'The US has publicly declared it will fight discrimination against gays and lesbians abroad by using foreign aid and diplomacy to encourage reform.'
LGBT  human-rights  fairness  discrimination  USA  international-affairs 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Softly, Softly: Beijing Turns Other Cheek — For Now | Via Meadia
'The cascade of statements, deployments, agreements and announcements from the United States and its regional associates in the last week has to be one of the most unpleasant shocks for China’s leadership — ever.'
China  international-affairs  American  politics  interesting  via-Andrew-Ducker 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Israel refuses to alert US over Iran attack
'ISRAEL has refused to reassure President Barack Obama that it would warn him of a pre-emptive strike on Iran's nuclear infrastructure, raising fears that it may be planning an attack as early as the next northern summer.'
interesting  fear  war  international-affairs  military  USA  Israel 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Sarkozy called Israeli PM Netanyahu 'liar'
'French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a "liar" in remarks to US President Barack Obama overheard by journalists.'
interesting  international-affairs  Israel  politics 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Changes to the world's time scale debated
'Time, as we know it, could soon be in for a radical change. This week, scientists at the Royal Society are discussing whether we need to come up with a new definition of the world's time scale: Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).'
interesting  international-affairs  time  science  technology 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to be extradited to face sex charges in Sweden after losing court battle - The Daily Record
'WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange has lost his High Court bid to block extradition to Sweden where he faces sex crime allegations. Two judges rejected claims that extraditing the 40-year-old Australian would be "unfair and unlawful".'
interesting  crime  wikileaks  international-affairs  law 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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