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Palestinian statehood bid: Key players and positions in Thursday’s U.N. resolution | Associated Press via POLITICO.com

The vote is largely symbolic, the outcome nearly assured: The Palestinians and Israelis are closely watching the evolving positions of a few key countries in Thursday’s U.N. General Assembly resolution to raise the Palestinians’ status from a U.N. observer to a nonmember observer state. The measure only requires a majority and is all but certain to pass. The United States ...

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The Nuclear Industry Has Melted in Japan and France | Counterpunch

by HARVEY WASSERMAN In 1975-6, large, angry crowds I spoke to were already demanding the end of Fukushima and other reactor projects. They warned that all Japanese reactors were vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis, and that disasters on par with what happened at Fukushima were essentially inevitable. Now that it’s happened, the public rage in what has been a traditionally ...

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Escobar: Hollande wants to end dollar era, will clash with US | RT

Francois Hollande has defeated Nicolas Sarkozy in the French presidential runoff, making him the latest EU leader to be swept aside by the crippling debt crisis. Among the first steps the President-elect is planning, is to push back against German-led austerity measures. Chancellor Angela Merkel has already invited Hollande to Berlin for talks. Asia Times roving correspondent, Pepe Escobar, says ...

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