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Mornin’ folks!

International Politics


– The two suspects in the Charlie Hebdo killings, along with another individual involved in a different crime, were killed by French forces. While some hostages escaped, four had been killed.

– Jeremy Scahill: “Al Qaeda source: AQAP directed Paris attack

– Mikhail Gorbachev believes tensions between Russia and Europe may lead to outright war

– Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu told France to beef security at Jewish sites across the nation

– Glen Ford: “Once Again, the Empire Rolls the Dice of War

Middle East

– Yemen officials say one of the suspects involved with the Charlie Hebdo attacks trained with al-Qaeda in their country

– In Syria, pro-government forces were able to repel al-Qaeda attackers attempting to capture two towns

– A Shiite cleric, who should be noted is a powerful figure in Iraq, threatened British forces not to build a cemetery for soldiers killed in the country.

– A former United Nations official said the bombings in Gaza by Israel amounted to “massive war crimes.”

Asia and Oceania

– South Korea announced it would deport a woman in the country praising North Korea.


–  A new law passed in Russia would ban people with “sexual disorders” from driving. Such “sexual disorders” include being transgender, transvestites and more.

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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.