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It’s Friday folks, so how has your week been?

International Politics

Overall

– In Geneva II, it may just end up leading to federalism as the U.S. gradually is getting what it wants in the talks

– An excerpt from Reza Aslan’s book on Jesus and how he was placed on the cross for being a revolutionary.

– Iran to IAEA: We are ready to answer any of your questions

– Obama: We wouldn’t spend $50 billion on Olympic Games if it came to the U.S.; What’s with all of this trash talk from the capitalist-in-chief?

– A new U.S. law on protecting U.N. whistleblowers (very very suspicious) would cost the U.N. millions if it doesn’t adhere to it

Middle East

– The $4 billion idea by John Kerry for Palestine is a neo-liberal idea that will let other Palestinians slip into poverty

– In Homs, Syria, evacuations are under way for the first civilians to leave the area

– Libyans protest the extension of the interim Parliament as the country continues to suffer from internal conflict.

– Tribesmen in Yemen have attacked and killed eight people who were a part of an oil pipeline repair crew

– In Iraq, seven have died by gunmen and one of those who died was a politician running for parliament

Asia and Oceania

– The stolen remains of Buddha have been recovered in Cambodia by police

– The U.S. said it is ready to send an envoy to North Korea to release a prisoner, Kenneth Bae, who is an American and was sent to a labor camp

Africa

– On the outskirts of Cairo, a bomb went off and injured six people near a police checkpoint

– Tunisia is loving all the praise for its new constitution

Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan is a freelance journalist in Queens, NY and written for publications such as The Nation, In These Times, Truthout and more.