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May Leonard Nimoy rest in peace.

International Politics

Overall

– A former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union during the Cold War believed the Obama administration made a mistake against Russia in regards to Ukraine. He believes the country should seek a compromise.

– It is worth examining how the U.S. pays for accidental deaths it causes in Afghanistan

Middle East

– There is supposed to be a truce between Israel and Gaza but Israel continues to violate the truce making residents in Gaza nervous

– Meanwhile, in the West Bank, Palestinians faced with tear-gas and more by Israeli authorities after marking 10 years of the Israeli separation barrier

– There is a housing crisis in Israel but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes Iran is way more important

– There are both pro and anti-government rallies across Yemen over the recent change in power

Asia and Oceania

– China announced a ban on ivory imports, although it may just be a political stunt for points

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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.