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The Next War is Starting in Iraq

October 18, 2017
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The Next War is Starting in Iraq

The Kurdish are people of the Middle East. About half of the Kurds live in Turkey. Most of the rest of the Kurds live in Iraq and Iran. A smaller group lives in Syria.

In Iraq, most Kurds live in

America and Iran: Trump’s Foreign Policy Feeds His Base

October 16, 2017
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America and Iran: Trump’s Foreign Policy Feeds His Base

Few nations agree with President Trump about the Iran deal. The deal keeps Iran from making a nuclear weapon for a decade. Iran says it does not want a nuclear weapon. It made the deal to free up money held

Children as Property: Exchanging Children for Money in Yemen

October 11, 2017
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Children as Property: Exchanging Children for Money in Yemen

A United Nations spokesman talked about events in Yemen. She said, “It is impossible to say how many kids in Yemen are being pulled out of school now. They are married off or sent to fight. More and more parents

Islamic State Faces the End

October 9, 2017
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Islamic State Faces the End

“Suicide or death” was the cry. Islamic terrorists would never surrender. That was then. Now is now.

Terrorist held towns in Iraq are being taken by allied forces. Surrender is the new normal.

What happened? The new prisoners talk. They

Junk Food Sales Slowing in the U.S.A.? Sell to the World 

September 29, 2017
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Junk Food Sales Slowing in the U.S.A.? Sell to the World 

The world is getting richer. This means more people are working. And it means there is less time to prepare meals from traditional sources.This fits well with a huge effort food companies are making to feed the world. And to …

What is Ethnic Cleansing? Why are the Rohingya targeted?

September 20, 2017
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What is Ethnic Cleansing? Why are the Rohingya targeted?

Ethnic cleansing is when one group or government tries to wipe out another. It tends to be the bigger against, the smaller.

The reasons behind ethnic cleansing usually are religious. Twenty-five years ago Muslims and Christians went after each other

Question: Should South Korea Send Food and Medicine to North Korea?

September 18, 2017
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Question: Should South Korea Send Food and Medicine to North Korea?

North Korea says it may use nuclear weapons on its enemies. It regards South Korea, Japan, and the United States as enemies. They are the targets.

The United Nations has been clear. The law does not allow North Korea to

Trump Welcomes Prime Minister of Malaysia

September 13, 2017
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Trump Welcomes Prime Minister of Malaysia

There is an old saying, “Politics makes strange bedfellows.” It means people and countries can agree on some things. Even when they disagree on other things.

Take Malaysia and the United States. The two nations are different from one another.

Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Fires – Is the End Coming?

September 11, 2017
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Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Fires – Is the End Coming?

It is not that the Middle East is quiet. It is just that this hemisphere is going through a wild period.

The real news is the actions of Mother Nature.

Hurricanes produce high winds. When they take place along coastlines,

On U.S. Labor Day, September 4, 2017

World News Roundup

September 4, 2017
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World News Roundup

Myanmar

The Rohingya are a Muslim community. They live in Myanmar where the majority religion is Buddhist. For many years the Rohingya have been subject to abuse by the Buddhist majority. Thousands have left for Bangladesh. Bangladesh is a majority …

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Migraine Headaches: Go Away!

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Next Global Challenges: Heart Diseases and Epidemics

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Do Not Argue. Get Some Sleep.

There is an old song that goes:

“Lucky, lucky, lucky me, I’m a lucky son of a...

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