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United States, Cuba sign search and rescue agreement 19.1.2017 New Kerala: World News
United States, Cuba sign search and rescue agreement
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No word from Jammeh as midnight deadline arrives in Gambia 19.1.2017 Washington Post: World
After more than two decades in power, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh faced the prospect of a military intervention by regional forces, as the man who once pledged to rule the West African nation for a billion years clung to power.
Friends, clients mourn Indian-rights lawyer Larry Leventhal 19.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minneapolis attorney represented American Indian clients in cases both high- and low-profile.
The full transcript from Obama's final news conference 19.1.2017 Washington Post: Politics
After eight years, his last moments with reporters in the Brady Press Briefing Room.
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The hard road to Brexit 19.1.2017 Hindu: Home
Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech on her government’s plans for Britain’s exit from the EU was many things at once — a declaration of intent, a warning, a motivational talk and a balancing act with ...
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Oceans, Tuberculosis and Killer Robots: The UN's Diverse Agenda in 2017 18.1.2017 Truthout.com
UN member states hope to reach agreement on a diverse range of global issues in 2017, from managing the world's oceans to banning killer robots to stopping tuberculosis, one of the world's deadliest diseases. In recent years the UN has tackled big issues including ebola, the global migration crisis, financing for development and climate change, with varying degrees of success. Many pressing environmental, humanitarian and development issues continue to fill the UN's agenda -- even as incoming President of the United States has argued that things will be different at the UN after his inauguration on 20 January. Trump has suggested that the UN "is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time." However UN discussions have led the 71 year old organisation with 193 member states to create more than 560 international treaties. Oceans and Life Below Water One of the biggest meetings on the UN's agenda this year is focused on the oceans or more specifically Sustainable Development Goal 14: ...
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Trump worries European allies before inauguration 18.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Even before he enters the White House on Friday, President-elect Donald Trump has signaled that his foreign policy could include a diminished Europe and an unfettered Russia, creating deep unease in many of America’s traditional allies.

In recent days, he has called the North Atlantic Treaty Organization...

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Trump’s Cabinet knows NATO is important. It’s not clear he agrees. 18.1.2017 Washington Post: Editorials
Once destroyed, the West’s alliances will not be easily rebuilt.
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Vlado Trifunovic, Yugoslav army general deemed both hero and traitor, dies at 78 18.1.2017 Washington Post: World
During the Balkan conflict, he disobeyed orders to fight and was convicted of treason.
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Now Is the Time for "Nobodies": Dean Spade on Mutual Aid and Resistance in the Trump Era 17.1.2017 Truthout.com
Demonstrators march to protest the election of Donald Trump on November, 19, 2016. (Photo: CaliCal / Flickr ) With only days to go until Donald Trump and his bevy of far-right appointees take the White House, communities across the United States are preparing for a potential escalation in immigration raids, police repression, Islamophobic targeting, corporate exploitation and climate chaos. Many of those taking to the streets to protest fascism  and preparing mutual defense plans in their neighborhoods were also actively organizing throughout the Obama years, which saw a record number of deportations, open-ended wars and the highest levels of imprisonment in the world. In the following interview, activist, scholar and movement lawyer Dean Spade takes stock of this harrowing political moment and offers frameworks to help social movements navigate the treacherous waters ahead. Spade is an associate professor at Seattle University School of Law, founder of the the legal collective  Sylvia Rivera Law Project ...
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Rabada replaces Steyn as Proteas' No.1 Test bowler 17.1.2017 New Kerala: World News
Rabada replaces Steyn as Proteas' No.1 Test bowler
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Johannesburg and Wellington Test centurions on the charge in latest ICC rankings 17.1.2017 New Kerala: World News
Johannesburg and Wellington Test centurions on the charge in latest ICC rankings
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Ongoing violations of child rights highlighted as UN monitoring body opens annual session 17.1.2017 New Kerala: World News
Ongoing violations of child rights highlighted as UN monitoring body opens annual session
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Killings, rapes in South Sudan continued 'unabated' after July 2016 violence, UN reports 17.1.2017 New Kerala: World News
Killings, rapes in South Sudan continued 'unabated' after July 2016 violence, UN reports
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U.S. border officials are illegally turning away asylum seekers, critics say 17.1.2017 Washington Post
U.S. border officials are illegally turning away asylum seekers, critics say
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UN report says numerous abuses have occurred in South Sudan 17.1.2017 Washington Post: World
South Sudanese government and opposition soldiers “blatantly ignored” international law during clashes in July that killed hundreds of people, according to a United Nations human rights investigation.
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Reality Check: Can there be a quick UK-USA trade deal? 16.1.2017 BBC: Business
Donald Trump has said he would like a quick trade deal with the UK. Is that possible?
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ICC introduces new helmet regulations 16.1.2017 New Kerala: World News
ICC introduces new helmet regulations
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Donald Trump blames dissolution of European Union on refugees — 'all of these illegals' 16.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Trump aides hope to shift Inaugural week focus away from recent controversies Jan. 15, 2017, 6:48 p.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Russian hacking of the election affected the outcome , Sen. Dianne Feinstein says In separate...
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Sparks On The Tracks: Kosovo, Serbia Spar Over Train Stopped At The Border 16.1.2017 NPR News
A train painted with the words "Kosovo is part of Serbia" was turned back before it crossing the Kosovo border. Kosovar leaders saw the train as a provocation, while Serbians say Kosovars overreacted.
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