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Macedonia’s Left Wing Coalition Claims Electoral Victory

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Macedonia’s left leaning ruling party claimed victory in the country after recent regional elections (Telesur). A clear lead was declared as the polls closed, and the left-wing coalition successfully led in 54 of Macedonia’s 80 municipalities. Previous local elections favored the country’s conservative party; in previous elections conservatives led with support from 56 of 81 […]

Officials Attempt to Shut Down Al Jazeera

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Leaders from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt have sent Qatari government officials a list of 13 demands in an attempt to ameliorate the conflict in the Gulf region. One of these demands includes shutting down Al Jazeera, a state news network that the Qatari government finances. According to UN Special Rapporteur […]

Lebanese Interior Ministry Bans Wonder Woman

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Previously set to premiere in Beirut theaters on Wednesday night, the new film Wonder Woman is now banned in Lebanon. Lebanon’s Interior Ministry has officially banned the film because the lead actress, Gal Gadot, is Israeli and a former soldier for the Israeli Defense Force (Al Jazeera). Gadot has previously posted political messages on the […]

Let Them Eat Kale!

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In the last few posts, we’ve described agriculture, government, and politics on our small island, and even some of the nuances of trying to get things done in areas without access to the resources of more industrialized countries. A substantial part of our time and attention that we haven’t mentioned centers on the business of […]