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Turkey Imposes Further Sanctions on Israel

Turkey added fuel to its smoldering relationship with Israel on Tuesday when Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that his nation would impose additional sanctions against its once-close ally.

Posted on Sep 6, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Antonio Sierra

Leaked Cables Show Drug War Concerns

While it may just prove what we already know, WikiLeaks’ gold mine of information has birthed yet another gem. It seems the U.S. is worried about the prospects of Mexico’s fight against its rampant drug trade, describing the army there as “risk averse” and official corruption as widespread.

Posted on Dec 3, 2010 READ MORE



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Connecting With Cuba

In a meeting that could signify shifting tides between the U.S. and Cuba, Cuba’s foreign minister has met with Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff at a U.N. forum on Haiti relief, the first public meeting of such high-level officials in years.

Posted on Apr 2, 2010 READ MORE



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China Defends Its Great Firewall

More than a week after a row between China and Google over censorship practices, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly called on Beijing to lift restrictions on Internet use, to which China responded by denouncing the criticism as “groundless.”

Posted on Jan 22, 2010 READ MORE


US and Venezuela fight over chicken
Illustration by Peter Scheer

U.S.-Venezuela Relations Go Fowl

Tensions between the U.S. and Venezuela took a bizarre turn this week after Venezuelan authorities confiscated diplomatic cargo headed for the American Embassy in Caracas and accused Washington of smuggling.  Included in the shipment were parts for ejector seats and 176 pounds of chicken.

Posted on Aug 26, 2006 READ MORE


Hugo Chavez
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Venezuela to Sever Ties With Israel

Hugo Chavez, Venezuela?s feisty president, said he intends to cut diplomatic relations with Israel in protest of its attack on Lebanon, which he called “a new holocaust.” Tensions began to build between Venezuela and Israel after Chavez visited Iran last month, saying he would ?stand by Iran at any time and under any condition.?

Posted on Aug 9, 2006 READ MORE


Mission Accomplished
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Top Reporter: Stop Reporting Pols’ PR Events, Photo Ops

Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus, one of the few traditional media reporters to have forcefully challenged Bush’s prewar claims on WMDs, has called for a moratorium on publishing government statements “that are designed solely as a public relations tool.”

Posted on Jul 14, 2006 READ MORE


Muammar Gaddafi
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Oh Gaddafi! My Gaddafi!

The U.S. has restored diplomatic relations with Libya and removed it from a list of countries designated as state sponsors of terrorism.

Posted on May 15, 2006 READ MORE


Three Burials

Border Justice: ‘The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada’

Tommy Lee Jones revives the western with his feature film debut about justice, redemption and relations with our neighbor to the south.

Posted on Feb 4, 2006 READ MORE


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