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February 2015

Military Intervention in Lebanon and Jordan

February 2, 2015 // Kathimerini - Greece - Greek

Anglo-American military interventions in Lebanon and Jordan in July 1958 were the result, respectively, of the Suez crisis of 1956 and the setback of relations between the U.S. and Syria during the summer of 1957. After meeting the Anglo-French with strong resistance, the Egyptian President Jamal Abdel Nasser emerged [Read more]

US: Inequality with Full Employment

February 2, 2015 // El País - Spain - Spanish

The principal indicator of poverty and inequality in Europe — and more so in Spain — is the number [of people] out of work. Therefore, it is very thought-provoking to analyze the paradox that the U.S. has become one of the most unequal societies in the world, and at the same time is at the point of achieving full [Read more]

Obama in Saudi Arabia

February 1, 2015 // Al-Hayat - Pan Arab - Arabic

In a few hours, President Barack Obama will arrive in Saudi Arabia to offer his condolences on the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, and to meet the king’s successor, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. While such a visit may be “protocol,” it is also a sign of the importance of the Saudi-American relationship [Read more]

It Will Take More than Just Mock Battles

February 1, 2015 // Sueddeutsche Zeitung - Germany - German

Up until now, Facebook has kept its corporate agenda under wraps. Now the company has revealed what it really wants: Users will pay for Facebook with their personal data. What can the politicians do to block that? Nothing.

Best Job in the World

February 1, 2015 // El Punt Avui - Spain - Catalan

<i>We are faced with a scene in New York that would be considered an "escarni"* — a demonstration of exposure — and severely punished in Spain.</i> No sooner had we emerged from JFK airport than we are greeted with the true national anthem of the United States: the din of horns opening a gap through rush-hour [Read more]

Obama the Warrior

February 1, 2015 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

[Obama] stated that Republicans have one, and only one, year of disagreement with his words and actions. Beyond that, they will be considered obsessed with obstructionism.
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