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AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN-USA

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Escalation of hostility may become a thermonuclear WWIII.

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Growing support for suicide terrorism

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The Gravity of Free-Falling Prices

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By Peter G Hall
Vice-President and Chief Economist Export Development Canada

What goes up must come down. What holds in physics is also true in economics, evidenced in recent commodity price plunges. Although crude oil floods the media headlines these days, similar tumbles have come to characterize other industrial commodities as well. What can Newton teach us about commodity prices?

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Experts Caution about Rising Perils of Climate Change

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By Ramesh Jaura - IDN-InDepthNews Analysis

Ahead of a landmark United Nations climate conference beginning on November 30 in Paris, two international organizations are warning that unless appropriate steps are taken, the planet would become “more dangerous and inhospitable for future generations” and poverty stretch its wings further by 2030.

Less than a month before negotiators gather in the French capital for the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), known as COP 21, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says that a record high amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is fuelling climate change and will make the planet “more dangerous and inhospitable for future generations”.

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Terror Attacks, G20 Hypocrisy

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By Art Young

It is apparent that the leaders of the G20 who met in Turkey on November 15-16 have made plans to take maximum political advantage of the opportunity that the killings in Paris afford them.

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Dance of Death

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On the Paris terrorist attacks and the refugee crisis in Europe

By Ishtiaq Ahmed – The Friday Times

Once again, the dance of death was played out before our eyes on international television networks. On 13 November 2015, some seven to eight terrorists struck Paris different targets and killed 130 people enjoying their Friday evening. They were either gunned down in a hail of automatic gunfire or blown up by suicide bombers in seven coordinated terrorist attacks. Some 350 were injured, of which nearly 100 were wounded critically. The next day, the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility. It threatened more such attacks in France and elsewhere in Europe, including Russia, and as far as Washington DC and New York.

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France's Response to Paris Attacks

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Encourages ISIS Caliphate Fantasy

By Eric Walberg

France's emotional response to the recent tragedy, devoid of reason and ignoring history, just makes matters worse.

The death toll in the November 13 attacks in Paris stands at 127. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent a message to his French counterpart Francois Hollande condemning the attacks. “In the name of the Iranian nation, itself a victim of the evil scourge of terrorism, I strongly condemn these inhumane crimes and condole with the bereaved French nation and government.”

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Paris Attack: Sad And Shocking, But Not Surprising At All

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By Taj Hashmi

The terrorist attack in Paris on November 13th has rocked the whole world. Some people have already started calling the attack as the “French 9/11”. Meanwhile, Facebook users globally, including Muslims (among others, our daughter and friends) have changed their profile, temporarily using the French colours in solidarity with the innocent victims of the attack. President Obama was among the first Western leaders to condemn the attack in unambiguous terms. He considered the gruesome attack “not just on the people of France, but [also] an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share”

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U.S. Senator : “War On Syria Was An Unlawful War Of Aggression”

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By News Agencies

President Bashar al-Assad, on November 17, received a letter from U.S. Senator for the State of Virginia Richard Black in which he said

   “I was pleased by the Russians’ intervention against the armies invading Syria. With their support, the Syrian Army has made dramatic strides against the terrorists”.

   “I was delighted by Syria’s resounding victory over ISIS at the Kuwairis Airfield. My compliments to those who heroically rescued 1,000 brave Syrian soldiers from certain death. I am convinced that many such victories lie ahead”, Black added.

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Bush Knew 2001 Terror-Attack Was Imminent And Wanted It

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By Eric Zuesse

A stunning news-report at Politico on November 12th, titled “The Attacks Will Be Spectacular,” reveals that the then CIA Director George Tenet, and his anti-terror chief Cofer Black, say that they had told the White House this, but that the response coming back to them was “We're not quite ready to consider this. We don't want the clock to start ticking.” As Politoco's reporter, Chris Whipple, then explains: "(Translation: they did not want a paper trail to show that they'd been warned.)”

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