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International Developments


– Pew: More migrants are going to high-income countries, though are being born in middle-income countries

– “A top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader said Tuesday Tehran is ready for a final nuclear deal with world powers over its disputed nuclear program, a strong signal of interest after it pulled out of expert-level talks to protest the U.S. targeting of companies it says evaded current sanctions.

Part 3 with David Swanson, “Are there just wars?”

– “Indian authorities removed concrete security barriers in front of the U.S. embassy in New Delhi on Tuesday in apparent retaliation for the arrest and allegedly heavy-handed treatment of an Indian diplomat in New York.

– Obama now snubs the Sochi Olympics with Biden as well

– “Western nations have indicated to the Syrian opposition that peace talks next month may not lead to the removal of President Bashar al-Assad and that his Alawite minority will remain key in any transitional administration, opposition sources said.

– U.N.: Congo soldiers have used child soldiers, committed executions and actively used sexual violence

– “The military judge presiding over the Sept. 11 war crimes tribunal at Guantanamo ejected one defendant from the courtroom twice Tuesday for speaking out of turn, adding a bit of drama to an otherwise dry pretrial motions hearing at the U.S. naval base in Cuba.”

– U.N. 210,000 have been displaced in Central African Republic

Middle East

– “Hospitals in the Syrian city of Aleppo have been overwhelmed with casualties after a wave of air strikes which killed more than 100 people in recent days, Medecins Sans Frontieres says.

– “The Scourging of Roger Waters

– “A car bomb went off near a Hezbollah base in eastern Lebanon early on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of deadly attacks that have targeted the Shia militant group’s interests in Lebanon.

– “Major US academic body backs boycott of Israeli educational institutions

– Six U.S. soldiers have died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan [cont’d.]

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