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Hey folks. Since I have just one more final tomorrow, I’ve decided to abridge the Roundup for today. In addition, I was worried I’ve stacked the Roundup over the previous days so if feel it has been like that, I guess you could catch up with the previous days.

Happy Birthday Chelsea Manning!

International Politics

Overall

– As you may have heard earlier today, the U.S. and Cuba announced a dramatic shift in diplomatic relations with each other. You can read Raul Castro’s speech on it here. So funny to watch the Cuban exiles get angry and grumpy.

– Jason Leopold: “Will Cuba Now Cash 55 Years’ Worth of Guantanamo Rent Checks?

– Gallup: The most support for police can be found in both Iceland and Switzerland, both tied at 91 percent. The least support is in Mexico with 46 support.

Middle East

– The U.S. led more than 60 airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq since Dec. 15, a Monday.

– An organization following events in Syria said there were Afghanis fighting with the Syrian government

Asia and Oceania

– Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif: I will vow to take down every member of the Taliban in response to the massacre they cause yesterday

Europe 

– Gallup: Here’s something interesting. Just 10 percent of Ukrainians say the country should reclaim Crimea. 34 percent say the country should not even bother.

– After a court in Europe ruled the status of Hamas a terrorist group should be re-evaluated, the U.S. recommended keeping sanctions as is against the group. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said European “learned nothing” from the Holocaust.

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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.