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UN Peacekeeper in Lebanon Killed by Israeli Mortar Attack

Two Israeli soldiers were also killed as Hezbollah militants launched rockets and missiles into the contested Golan Heights region early Wednesday.

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LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – January 28, 2015

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Fighting between Israel and Hezbollah claims three lives and heavy rains in Southern African have displaced a quarter million people, most of them in Malawi.

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LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – January 27, 2015

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The UN celebrates the promised release of 3,000 child soldiers in South Sudan, Kurdish victory in Kobani and the AU considers fighting Boko Haram with peacekeepers.

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US: Mariupol Attack is Russian Plot to Form Crimean Land Bridge

Dashcam footage reveals the moment artillery fire hit the Ukrainian city of Mariupol on Saturday, January 24, 2015.

“The targets are fresh ones, but Russia’s end goal remains the same: to seize more territory,” Ambassador Samantha Power told the U.N. Security Council.

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LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – January 26, 2015

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At the U.N. Security Council the United States accuses Russia of assisting in the weekend assault on the city of Mariupol, Ukraine.

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LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – January 22, 2015

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Despite strong evidence of crimes against humanity in the Central African Republic, questions remain about which court should handle the caseload.

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LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – January 21, 2015

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Cuba? Boko Haram? Al-Qaeda? Climate change? A look at the foreign policy topics that did or did not make it into President Obama’s State of the Union speech.

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UN Ebola Czar: Outbreak Resembles ‘Scattered Embers,’ Not Raging Fire

A CDC graph displaying the cumulative reported numbers of Ebola infections in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are reporting their lowest number of new infections in months.

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LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – January 20, 2015

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The U.N. reports major progress in halting the West African Ebola outbreak and Houthi insurgents appear to pull off a successful coup in Yemen.

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LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – January 16, 2015

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President Obama and David Cameron urge the U.S. Congress to hold off on new sanctions on Iran and the ICC begins to investigate the situation in Palestine.

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TRNS News Notes- 1/29

Admin official criticizes Israeli ambassador
Netanyahu invitation: Democrats <3 Obama
Israel / Hezbollah clash: 3 killed
Loretta Lynch: AG confirmation hearings
ISIS hostages: Deadline looms
Castro says: Give back Guantanamo Bay
2016ers saying things

Thursday, January 29

● Truth and history triumphs in libel case

● Fuel tax doesn’t support many highways

● 16 million children are on food stamps

● 24% are clueless about Paris massacre

● FOIA challenge is dismissed by federal judge

● China honey seized by duty collectors

 

Goodbye: Obama Praises Hagel In Military Tribute

“You’ve always been frank and honest and said what you thought, and I have so profoundly benefited from that candor,” Obama said.

LISTEN: The Day Ahead – January 29, 2015

Greece’s Prime Minister meets with the head of the European Parliament, another attempt at South Sudan peace talks and the Security Council discusses Haiti.

UN Peacekeeper in Lebanon Killed by Israeli Mortar Attack

Two Israeli soldiers were also killed as Hezbollah militants launched rockets and missiles into the contested Golan Heights region early Wednesday.

House Passes New Energy Bill, Increases DOE Regulations

Congressman Bill Johnson says new act would put a “shot clock on the Department of Energy” and “create a freer world and a stronger America”