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U.S. Senate Considers Generous Deal for Israel | defensenews.com

TEL AVIV — Shared satellite intelligence, aerial refueling tankers, specialized munitions and surplus drawdown gear from Iraq are just a few of the perquisites for Israel laid out in legislation making its way through the U.S. Senate. Passed earlier this month by the House of Representatives, the U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 is now under review by the ...

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Dilma Rousseff must veto Brazil’s devastating new forest code | Paulo Adario, guardian.co.uk

The president must honour her pledge to protect the Amazon rainforest and block the pending land-use legislation A new land-use law proposed by a faction controlled by parochial and rural interests and passed by Brazilian legislators in April threatens to reverse 20 years of struggle to protect the Amazon rainforest. Not only will it allow deforestation to increase by allowing ...

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