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Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

A capsule carrying the two crew members of a Russian Soyuz rocket that malfunctioned on lift-off has landed safely in Kazakhstan. Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague are reported to be “in good condition”, both Nasa and Russian media said. Search and rescue teams are now en …

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Globalization: Made in the USA

By Gary A. Grappo — First published in Fair Observer — Visiting Senior Scholar at Center for Global & Area Studies, University of Wyoming Globalization has become bad word of late. It has been the punch line for the “Leave” supporters of Brexit, a campaign platform—if indeed he has such …

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The Battle Of Sanaa

The Levant News — Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners are preparing for a major offensive to take Yemen’s capital. If the battle becomes a house-to-house urban clash, it will have disastrous humanitarian consequences, Bruce Riedel wrote for AlMonitor. Riedel is a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) analyst and counter-terrorism expert, …

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10 Best Museums List — Trip Advisor

The Levant- -Twenty-five winners were selected from among 591 museums worldwide, TripAdvisor said. The Metropolitan Museum in New York City took first place. Other museums in the top 10 are the Orsay in Paris, Art Institute of Chicago, the Prado of Madrid, the Louvre in Paris, the State Hermitage Museum …

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The Turkish Enigma

THE LEVANT NEWS — By George Friedman for Stratfor — In my “Net Assessment of the World,” I argued that four major segments of the European and Asian landmass were in crisis: Europe, Russia, the Middle East (from the Levant to Iran) and China. Each crisis was different; each was …

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Zarif after deal: ‘The world has changed’

by Ali Hashem for Al-Monitor — THE LEVANT NEWS — VIENNA: On the famous balcony in Palais Coburg, Al-Monitor spoke with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif a few hours after he, along with EU special representative Federica Mogherini, had announced the historic deal concluding a 13-year standoff over Iran’s …

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Will Yemen kick-off the ‘War of the two Blocs?’

By Sharmine Narwani* for RT– There is media confusion about what is going on in Yemen and the broader Middle East. Pundits are pointing out that the US is looking schizophrenic with policies that back opposite sides of the fight against al-Qaeda-style extremism in Iraq and in Yemen. But it …

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Obama measures on Cuba trade, travel poke new holes in embargo

Reuters – The United States rolled out a sweeping set of measures on Thursday to significantly ease sanctions on Cuba, opening up the country to expanded U.S. travel, trade and financial activities. Defying hardline critics in Congress, President Barack Obama made good on his commitment last month to loosen restrictions …

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New York City doctor diagnosed with Ebola

Source: Mic – A doctor who had recently returned to the U.S. from treating Ebola patients in Guineatested positive for the virus on Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case. A second test will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to confirm the initial test. The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue …

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