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International Analysis: Regime Change in Burkina Faso

December 16, 2014 1:22 pm0 comments

Op-Ed by Herman J. Cohen — The Mark News A political upheaval in the West African country of Burkina Faso from October 29–31, 2014 resulted in the premature departure of President Blaise Compaoré, who had been head of state since 1987. More than a hundred thousand protesters took to the […]

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Secretary of State Kerry Gives Impassioned Speech for Climate Action

December 12, 2014 7:58 pm0 comments
Secretary of State Kerry Gives Impassioned Speech for Climate Action

United States Secretary of State John Kerry gave an impassioned speech at the United Nations climate talks that wrap up in Lima on Friday, urging all countries – big and small – to tackle climate change. In his speech at the venue, Kerry addressed one of the main divides between […]

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International Analysis: The Tortured Roots of Sectarian Violence

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Op-Ed by Rick Brennan – The Mark News Since June 2014, the world has watched as sectarian violence has engulfed Syria and Iraq. More alarming, perhaps, are news reports that suggest a new and more deadly wave of terrorism is spreading throughout the Middle East, East Asia, and beyond. This […]

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Greenpeace Director in Lima to Apologize for Nazca Lines Stunt

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Greenpeace Director in Lima to Apologize for Nazca Lines Stunt

  President Ollanta Humala lashed out yesterday at Greenpeace, saying that their recent stunt at the Nazca Lines to raise awareness for clean energy showed a “lack of respect.” “We have been able to appreciate two messages, one explicit but there was another bigger implicit one,” Humala said, according to […]

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Chefs promote sustainable cooking at COP20

December 11, 2014 8:04 am0 comments
Chefs promote sustainable cooking at COP20

By Paula Dupraz-Dobias As negotiations at the United Nations climate change summit run into their last stretch after nearly two weeks of deliberations, top world leaders took a brief pit stop to savor food prepared sustainably, by two of the country’s top chefs. Gaston Acurio, world-renown for elevating the country’s […]

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Greenpeace Faces Backlash for Nazca Lines Stunt

December 10, 2014 12:58 pm1 comment
Greenpeace Faces Backlash for Nazca Lines Stunt

A stunt by global campaigner Greenpeace to promote the use of renewable energies has riled Peru’s government after archaeologists reported that the activists have damaged a fragile archaeological site. Greenpeace activists from a number of countries snuck into the area of the famous Nazca Lines in southern Peru, and worked through the night to […]

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