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International Politics

Overall

– The U.S. is now making sure there are no blackouts in a major hub of the Taliban in Afghanistan

– The U.S., meanwhile, accused Russia of creating more air defense systems in eastern Ukraine

– While Pope Francis I referred to the Armenian massacre as a genocide, President Barack Obama did not do so

Middle East

– Yesterday, Saudi Arabia announced it would end its mission into Yemen. Today, it led fired airstrikes

– But, if it didn’t do that, is it possible for peace to come to Yemen. Possibly, but that’s difficult as there just too much suffering

Europe 

– European Union officials say migrants coming to Europe will be sent back when they land

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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.