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Early Death in Russia

Human Wrongs Watch

By Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*

MOSCOW and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 20 2017 (IPS) – The transition to market economy and democracy in the Russian Federation in the early 1990s dramatically increased mortality and shortened life expectancy. 763 more words

The Peoples


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Saudi Arabia's King Salman overhaul security agencies

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued a series of royal decrees, marking a new shake-up of top officials.

He set up a security agency, bringing together counter-terrorism and domestic intelligence under the authority of a single body. 110 more words


Is Iran in Our Gun Sights Now?

By Pat Buchanan • Unz Review • July 21, 2017

“Iran must be free. The dictatorship must be destroyed. Containment is appeasement and appeasement is surrender.”

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United States

Strong quake off Turkish and Greek coasts kills two, injures 20

By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Renee Maltezou

ATHENS/ANKARA (Reuters) – A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.7 killed two people when it struck near major Turkish and Greek tourist destinations in the Aegean Sea early on Friday, Turkish and Greek officials said. 501 more words

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Travel Tidbit: The Shabbat in Israel

· Planning for the Holy Day in Israel ·

You’ve planned the perfect trip to Tel Aviv and beyond. Your bags are packed, and you settle into your hotel late Friday night, ready to hit the town in the morning. 485 more words


US says ban on laptops in airplane cabins has been lifted

DALLAS (AP) — The ban on laptops in the cabins of planes flying from the Middle East to the U.S. is over, as federal officials say that large airports in the region have taken other steps to increase security. 356 more words