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Germany to Trade with Iran

After the Iran Nuclear Deal was signed, the ink was barely dry before Germany and other western countries were meeting for trade negotiations as a result of the sanctions being lifted. On July 14, 2015 the deal was finally reached. Less than a week later German Economy Minister, Sigmar Gabriel,
Panagiotis Lafazanis

This pup may have some bite. With Syriza’s leader Alexis Tsipras stepping down after a failed half-year in office and the party in shambles, those opposed to the bailout deal that Tsipras was supposed to fight have formed their own part: the Popular Unity Party. The new far-left party will
Islamic State Funding

When people think about the funds that are flowing into the Islamic State, most look to areas of the world and fringe groups that have been traditionally supportive of terrorism. Many experts point to western organizations as the source for much of the funding. One expert is Tom Keatinge. According
Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha

Civil rights groups are screaming about a new law in Thailand that prevents public assembly or protests without permission from the police given 24 hours early. Those who break the law will be arrested as the government claims the law will be strictly enforced. “This law will be strictly enforced
Taiwan Elections

Most of the world views Taiwan as an independent state with close ties to China. Of course, that’s not how China sees it, which is why they’re starting to flex their muscle as the China-friendly Nationalist party seems poised for defeat in elections next year. DPP presidential hopeful Tsai Ing-wen
WikiLeaks has started releasing tons of classified Saudi documents

Classified documents from Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry were published to the WikiLeaks website on Friday, with the 61,000 documents that have been leaked so far being just a fraction of what WikiLeaks has at its disposal. The organization claims to have somewhere around half a million documents at the moment,
Moving tanks to Eastern Europe is not a message to Russia

As the United States considers putting heavy weapons in Eastern European countries for the first time since the Cold War, most analysts and journalists are calling it a move intended to send a message to Russia and its Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. This is partially correct, but it’s not the
Tony Abbott

The Islamic State is bad and it’s probably worse than you think. That’s the gist of the message from Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott as he tries to alert the world that they do not have ambitions isolated to Iraq and Syria. They don’t even want to simply control the
Ayatollah Khamenei Angry

Some would call it the sound of a broken record. Others would say that the Prime Minister of Israel is simply trying to keep a country bent on its destruction from having the very weapon that could make it happen. Regardless of which side of the fence you’re on, Benjamin
Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama

The last couple of years have proven one thing about the relationship between the United States and Germany. Both countries are spying on each other and neither of them like it. Can this be fixed, at least between the two leaders of their countries? Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack