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Phew, that was a long day. Midterms are all set though!

International Politics

Overall

– President Barack Obama: After remarks by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the chances of a two-state solution are “dim“; And this is going from what exactly? A little more dim?

Middle East

– Saudi Arabia, fearful of what is happening in Yemen, placed more soldiers on its border with the country

– Palestinian leaders do not accept the apology of Benjamin Netanyahu as they do not feel it is genuine

Europe 

– Part three of three with professor Vicente Navarro on the potential threat Podemos poses for the ruling class across Europe; I should a bumbling ruling class

– A German Airbus aircraft crashed in northern France and French President Francois Hollande said there were no survivors

– A new poll found 47.8 percent of Greeks would vote for Syriza if elections were held today and a vast majority support sticking with the euro

Latin America, Caribbean and Canada

– It is depressing to hear about the story of Efrain Rios Montt, a dictator who ruled in Guatemala, considering Montt still is not going to trial despite constant delays.

Financial Matters

– In a new agreement with Russia, Jordan announced it would construct the first-ever nuclear power plant in the country

– The “Most Powerful Woman on Wall Street” Ruth Porat will be joining Google as the finance chief

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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.