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May Sam Simon rest in peace.

International Politics

Overall

– Professor Vijay Prashad joins The Real News to discuss Iran’s role in fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and what it means for the U.S.

– The U.S. government offered $5 million for an American who went missing eight years ago and asked Iran for help as the individual was last seen in Iran

– The International Criminal Court asked the United Nations to force Sudan in sending its president to trial

Middle East

– Al-Nusra Front, a militant group tied to al-Qaeda, pledged to stay within the al-Qaeda network and not separate

– Ali Abunimah: “Israeli foreign minister calls for beheading Palestinians

Africa

– A very thorough report on the state of Libya, where it is difficult in describing it as a united nation.

Europe 

– A former German official recommended Greece leave the euro to establish itself

– Lawmakers in the United Kingdom blasted former and current members of HSBC for not doing anything about tax evasions

– Russian President Vladimir Putin: We had ideas beforehand on bringing Crimea back to Russia

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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.