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Wow, Nobel Peace Prize committee chairman fired... yes, the man who gave Obama the award...

The Nobel Peace Prize committee chairman, Thorbjørn Jagland, has been fired from his job with no reason given. Yes, this was the man who has given Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize at the beginning of his presidency. 188 more words

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Americans Getting Taste of What a Second Clinton Presidency Would Look Like

With Americans’ attention diverted perhaps to the big and controversial visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week, two news bombshells dropped on Hillary Clinton’s presidential aspirations. 376 more words

Politics

The inevitable crisis in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has plunged once again into one of those recurrent crises that have punctuated the country’s political life since independence. Khaleda Zia, leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the main opposition party, decided to commemorate the first anniversary of the 2014 parliamentary elections as the day of “the murder of democracy” at the start of the year, calling for a demonstration that was immediately outlawed by the government. 908 more words

Nobel Committee Asks Obama To Return Peace Prize

Thorbjorn Jagland, chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, said today that President Obama “really ought to consider” returning his Nobel Peace Prize Medal immediately, including the “really nice” case it came in. 26 more words

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