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Hey folks. Hope your week starts off well.

International Politics


– With the Olympics ending in Sochi, Russia, a question asked is what will happened to all the built stadiums? Nothing good, that’s what.

– Chinese President Xi Jinping will be visiting Germany next month and will focus on World War II during his time, something Germany won’t take too kindly. Why is Jinping focusing on World War II? To embarrass Japan.

Middle East

– Afghanistan experienced chaos and havoc as a result of the wars waged by the Soviets in the 1980s and the Americans in the 2000s. It’s a sorrowful fate.

– Meanwhile, the Taliban killed 21 Afghan soldiers in a night raid near the Pakistan border

– A Syrian rebel leader, Abu Khalid al-Suri (has ties to al-Qaeda), was killed in a suicide attack earlier today

– Shootings and bombings in Iraq left 17 people dead and at least dozens wounded.

– Iraqi Kurdistan is unable to pay its staff in regional government when the federal government of Iraq refused to pay them oil royalties

Asia and Oceania

– In Thailand, at a demonstration a bomb went off near a shopping district killing two people, wounding at least 22

– A bombing at a Pakistani bus station left 14 people dead and 15 wounded

– Speaking of Pakistan, the government’s jets killed 38 in suspected militant hideouts and a skirmish in Baluchistan between alleged assailants and security forces left five dead


– Mohamed Morsi faces a new charge by the military junta in Egypt: spying for Iran.

– France is now pondering whether it’s wise to stay in the Central African Republic after misjudging the time the mission would take

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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.