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How are you doing today folks?

International Politics

Overall

– Pew: Following up on erik’s comment yesterday, the public throughout the world believes corruption is a significant issue in their continent with the most reported in Africa

– Thanks to the efforts of Russia, the prospects of a deal between Iran and the P5+1 is better than before

– A resolution appeared before members of the United Nations banning weapons in space. It passed with the U.S. and Israel opposing it; What diabolical scheme do they have planned in space?

Middle East

– The U.S. strategy of “train and equip” Iraqi soldiers is not working with major problems such as leadership; Meanwhile, at least 37 people were killed by car bombs in Iraq

– After the unity government between Hamas and Fatah ended on Dec. 2, the former said it would renew such a government with conditions attached.

Africa

– Officials in Egypt criticized the U.S. for human rights abuses and will investigate such abuses with a committee

– Sam Knight: “U.S. shows remorse over Libya intervention

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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.