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It’s the end of the week. How was it for you?

International Politics

Overall

– One positive development for Venezuela is the rise of Syriza in Greece, a valuable ally for the country

– Gallup: Americans overwhelmingly favor Canada and Great Britain, while they dislike North Korea and Iran

– Secretary of State John Kerry: The U.S. is “committed” to the economic reforms made by Egypt

– UNICEF recommended countries negotiate with the Islamic State in order to help children suffering in the region

– Officials in Europe are concerned the letter signed by 47 Republicans to Iran made talks more difficult

– Russia called American concerns on its presence in Vietnam, especially at a former American base, “puzzling

Middle East

– For the Islamic State, Saudi Arabia is just one target in its plans for domination

– Should another Israeli party come into power, their first major task is to improve the country’s image with allies

– At least 100 Palestinians protested in the West Bank against Israeli policies and Israeli soldiers fired at the demonstrations. One person was wounded.

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.