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The World in 2:00 – July 30, 2015

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India’s population will surpass China’s in 2022, according to a new survey of global demographics by the United Nations.

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The World in 2:00 – July 29, 2015

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Russia blocks the creation of a MH17 tribunal and the U.N.’s envoy to Syria offers a bleak assessment of the prospect of peace.

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UN Warns Against Prematurely Declaring Syria ‘Safe Zones’

U.N. Under-Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien briefs reporters on the situation in Syria. July 28, 2015. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

“What you don’t want to do is call something a safe zone, people flee to it, but it hasn’t got sufficient protection,” the U.N.’s Stephen O’Brien said.

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UN Aid, Saudi Arms Reach Yemeni Port of Aden


Saudi-backed troops liberated Aden from Houthi rebels last week, enabling the renewed flow of weapons and food aid into the war-torn city

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The World in 2:00 – July 21, 2015

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Food aid reaches the war-torn Yemeni city of Aden and Kyrgyzstan cancels its 1993 cooperation agreement with the United States.

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UN Hails Libya Peace Deal as ‘Road Toward a Destination’

A weekend agreement set in motion the formation of a new unity government, though a rival government based in Tripoli decided not to sign the deal

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UN Watches Its Yemen Ceasefire Crumble


Humanitarian pause ignored by Saudi Arabia and Houthi rebels despite reported promises to the contrary

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The World in 2:00 – July 10, 2015

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West African leaders appeal for $3 billion in long-term Ebola recovery assistance.

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UN Announces 7-Day Yemen ‘Humanitarian Pause’


Yemeni President Hadi has reportedly told members of a Saudi-led coalition to halt all military activity throughout the ceasefire.

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Burundi ‘On The Brink’ Ahead of Disputed Elections

145,000 have now fled country amid crackdown on political opposition following failed May coup

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OPINION: Do TV Debates Really Matter?


Just ask Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush, Al Gore, Rick Perry and Gordon Brown.

The GOP’s Confusing Medicare Message

Times have clearly changed, or the voters they want in 2015 have gotten older.

TRNS News Notes- 8/3

Obama imposes tough climate rule
Climate rule: What they’re saying
Horse race: Fox News first GOP debate
Fox fight night: Pols positioning
Trump hires foreign workers
Iran deal: Getting intense

Monday, August 3

● Hunt resumes for CIA’s ex-Nazi spymaster

● Lobby spending exploded in 2nd quarter

● DOD contractor gets 10 years for security violation

● U.S. tobacco policy as schizophrenic as ever

● State Dept. ordered to verify Clinton email status

● Dept. of Education expands Pell grants to prisoners

The World in 2:00 – July 31, 2015

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Beijing wins the 2022 Winter Olympics, Rio’s water is filthy ahead of next year’s Summer games and an Ebola vaccine is announced.

Energy Sec.: Iran Deal ‘Will Certainly Go Into Effect’

The Energy Cabinet member took to the White House press poduim in a push to roundup public support of the Iran deal