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VIDEO: People in Denmark Are a Lot Happier Than People in the United States. Here’s Why.

VIDEO: People in Denmark Are a Lot Happier Than People in the United States. Here’s Why.

Jul 18, 2017

Republished with permission from The Nation Text by Joshua Holland. Graphics and animation by Rob Pybus. This work was supported by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and its Puffin Story Innovation Fund. Last week, in Denmark, Malthe and Lærke Knudson had a baby girl they named Emma. That same day, the Robinsons—Dale and Beth—had a little baby in the...

Former Soviet counter-intelligence official says he was at Trump Jr meeting

Former Soviet counter-intelligence official says he was at Trump Jr meeting

Jul 15, 2017

A Russian-American former Soviet counter intelligence official turned lobbyist has said he attended a 2016 meeting with Donald Trump Jr, marking another change in the account of a discussion earmarked by some as evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The president’s son had previously only acknowledged the presence of Russian lawyer,...

Mosul: A city in ruins

Mosul: A city in ruins

Jul 11, 2017

Nearly nine months of grueling urban warfare has left Mosul in ruins. The Iraqi army has almost entirely driven out the self-styled Islamic State group which had occupied the city for three years. But the Mosul they have taken back is unrecognizable. The old town is nothing but rumble, with much of the city flattened by…...

Srebrenica massacre commemorated with burial of recently identified bodies

Srebrenica massacre commemorated with burial of recently identified bodies

Jul 11, 2017

Thousands are gathering in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica to commemorate Europe’s worst atrocity since the Second World War. The remains of 71 recently identified victims were laid to rest at Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial Centre and Cemetery, as mourners observed the twenty-second anniversary of the massacre. 22 years ago, the worst atrocity on European soil...

Why Trump Went to Warsaw

Why Trump Went to Warsaw

Jul 7, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Sławomir Sierakowski It’s easy to see why Donald Trump wanted to visit Poland en route to the G20 summit in Hamburg. Poland is one of very few EU countries where he can be guaranteed a rapturous reception. In fact, Poland’s unelected de facto leader, Jarosław Kaczyński, has seen to it that crowds will be bussed in to cheer...

Discussion of the Russian Role in Syria’s Civil War

Discussion of the Russian Role in Syria’s Civil War

Oct 8, 2016

Get more news and discussion from Al Jazeera This Al Jazeera video includes an  updated  discussion of Russia’s role in the Syrian conflict and its geopolitical and humanitarian aspects. Participants in the discussion include: Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra Guests: Assaad Al Achi – Executive director, Baytna Syria and Former Syria National Council...

The FARC No Longer a Criminal Power?

The FARC No Longer a Criminal Power?

Sep 21, 2016

Originally published on InsightCrime Written by Jeremy McDermott Embed from Getty Images HAVANA, CUBA – SEPTEMBER 23: Juan Manuel Santos, president of Colombia (L), Raul Castro, President of Cuba (C) and Rodrigo Londoño, known as ‘Timoshenko’, top leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) , shake hands during a meeting about...

Bernie Sanders: ‘Trump is the Most Dangerous Presidential Candidate in the Modern History of This Country’

Bernie Sanders: ‘Trump is the Most Dangerous Presidential Candidate in the Modern History of This Country’

Jul 31, 2016

Originally published on Common Dreams.  By Common Dreams Staff Bernie Sanders appeared on Real Time With Bill Maher Friday night to share his thoughts on the Democratic National Convention and the “dangerous” Donald Trump. “I think it was a good convention. I think it brought together people with different points of view within the Democratic...

Portia Boulger, Featured in Viral Video Viewed by Millions, Explains her Anger at DNC

Portia Boulger, Featured in Viral Video Viewed by Millions, Explains her Anger at DNC

Jul 26, 2016

Read or view more on TheRealNews Boulger tells Paul Jay that DNC leadership attacked democracy itself; she still implores superdelegates to support Sanders or risk a Trump victory (more…)

Bernie Sanders | The Young Turks Interview (FULL)

Bernie Sanders | The Young Turks Interview (FULL)

Mar 26, 2016

The Young Turks Cenk Uygur interviews Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders. (more…)

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