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International Politics

Overall

– Chris Hedges: “ISIS—the New Israel

– President Barack Obama: We will ensure the Islamic State will not find a safe haven and they will be eradicated

Middle East

– Five Palestinians were arrested by Israeli authorities after allegedly planning attacks in the country.

– In Syria, a group tied to al-Qaeda seized control of two vital bases from the country’s military

Asia and Oceania

– An Iranian man died after a stand-off with Australian police in a cafe. Two Australians victims were killed. Iran, by the way, condemned it.

– An American marine was charged by Philippine authorities for murdering a trans woman

Europe 

– Gallup: Last year, 43 percent of Ukrainians approved of Russia’s leadership. This year, only five percent say the same.

– Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk: We need NATO and European Union’s help to fight against rebels in the east

– Remember the xenophobic German protesters gaining popularity? They held a march where more than 15,000 came out to support the “pinstriped Nazis“; Chancellor Angela Merkel warned citizens not to fall for their tricks

– In response to the EU’s criticism of shutting down a Turkish media station, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the EU should keep things to themselves

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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.