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Himalayas avalanche sweeps away climbers in Nepal

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At least nine climbers are feared dead and six more are missing in Nepal after an avalanche swept away Europeans and others on a Himalayan peak. Officials confirmed two bodies had been recovered while a further seven were spotted on the slopes of Mount Manaslu in the north of the country. The avalanche struck a [...]

September 24th, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

Diplomacy Under Fire

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Former Canadian Ambassador to Iran Ken Taylor says that making diplomats accessible is a risk, but it’s a risk that you have to take. Ken Taylor was the Canadian ambassador to Iran from 1977-1980. He achieved international fame by risking his life to help save six Americans during the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979. After [...]

September 19th, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

Waking Up from the American Dream

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Hedrick Smith is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, an Emmy Award-winning producer, and the author of the recent book, Who Stole the American Dream?. -How would you define the American Dream? -It was pretty simple to define the American Dream in the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, because so many people were living it. It was [...]

September 17th, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

Rights, Wrongs, and the War on Drugs

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Robert DuPont is the former U.S. White House drug chief, the founding director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the founding president of the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. One of the common arguments for ending the so-called “war on drugs” is that the enforcement of drug prohibition policies has “led to [...]

September 16th, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

Benghazi Attack: US Investigates 9/11 Theory

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The United States is investigating whether the deadly attack on a US consulate in Libya was a co-ordinated terrorist strike to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 atrocity. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American officials died as gunmen fired rocket-propelled grenades and set fire to the US compound in Benghazi. It had been thought [...]

September 16th, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

Fool’s Gold?

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Anil Kashyap is a professor of economics and finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a member of the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The gold standard is a monetary system where a country’s currency is pegged to a fixed amount of the precious metal. [...]

September 4th, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

Inside the Jury Room

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By Velvin Hogan Velvin Hogan was the jury foreman in the Apple vs. Samsung patent infringement case. On Aug. 24, an American jury awarded Apple Inc. more than one billion dollars after finding that Samsung Electronics had infringed several of Apple’s patents. The foreman of that jury speaks out. -When you first began deliberations, was there [...]

September 2nd, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

Abandoned at sea – the forgotten hostages of the Somali pirates

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SHE set sail from Aden in the spring of 2010, the start of a long journey that should have seen her deliver a cargo of electrical equipment to England. Then, barely ten miles out to sea, the Iceberg 1 suffered a fate all too predictable for a slow-going cargo craft in the Gulf of Aden: [...]

September 2nd, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

Neil Armstrong, Remembered

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Story Musgrave was a NASA astronaut for more than 30 years, and flew on six space flights. He performed the first shuttle spacewalk on Challenger’s first flight, and was the lead spacewalker on the Hubble Telescope repair mission. He is the only person to have ever flown on all five shuttles. Neil Armstrong, the commander [...]

August 29th, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

In Defense of Assange

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Noam Chomsky argues that Julian Assange deserves applause rather than denunciation and punishment Noam Chomsky is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has also written and lectured widely on intellectual history, contemporary issues, international affairs, and U.S. foreign policy. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been [...]

August 27th, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

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