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Early poll prospects grow as Coalition talks begin to breakdown due to Turkish air strikes

Turkey looks increasingly likely to face an early election as its air strikes against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Islamic State in Syria stir nationalist sentiment and coalition talks make little apparent progress. 693 more words

International

Possible split in Taliban following walkout at leadership meeting

At the Taliban meeting this week where Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was named as the Islamist militant group’s new head, several senior figures in the movement, including the son and brother of late leader Mullah Omar, walked out in protest. 849 more words

International

Raanwara Cottage Review

For our yearly Monsoon getaway this year, we choose the beach village of Nagaon. As I mentioned in my previous blog post, we really wanted a place that was close to nature, relatively unexplored, peaceful & quiet. 513 more words

Personal

Beijing to Host 2022 Winter Olympic Games

Beijing, the Chinese capital, has won the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games that follow.

The decision was announced Friday by the International Olympic Committee after a final runoff against Almaty, Kazakhstan. 256 more words

News

Street Food

Thai markets and street food are a bit eclectic … I don’t know what these ladies are cooking, but this is what a street food stall looks like here. 35 more words

Don Charisma

Changing Global Dynamics: Eurasia

“Khrushchev wanted to present Ukraine with a gift on a golden dish, so that the whole republic knew how generous he was and how he cared about Ukraine’s prosperity.”

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Geopolitics

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