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International Politics

Overall

– French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel went to Moscow to announce a summit featuring Russia on the events in the Ukraine

– What about NATO you might say? Well, it will be bolstered in eastern Europe.

– Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: I am worried there will be division among NATO members

Middle East

– Part two of two with Prabir Purkayastha on the role monarchies in the Middle East play in the region

– Fighting between rebels and government forces in Syria left at least 70 people dead

– Interestingly, after the death of King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia, Hamas seeks to re-establish diplomacy with the Saudis

– Jordan launched air strikes against the Islamic State after the death of one of its pilots

– Rania Khalek: “Israeli man describes Muslims as Nazis at far-right rally in Frankfurt

Asia and Oceania

 Quite a sight to see some Japanese civilians label the two individuals murdered by ISIS as people looking for trouble

Europe 

– Professor Nicolai Petro joins The Real News to discuss the situation in the Ukraine and how things are getting worse

– Joseph Stiglitz: “How Europe Failed Greece Over Austerity Plight

– Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras: We will not implement more austerity and will not take any orders

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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.