Monday, September 29, 2014

China’s Crackdown in Hong Kong - NYTimes.com

China’s Crackdown in Hong Kong - NYTimes.com:



"If China had honored the political commitments it made before taking control of Hong Kong from Britain in 1997, it is likely there would be no protests in the city streets and no crackdown over the weekend by riot police using tear gas, pepper spray and batons against pro-democracy demonstrators."



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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Obama Says U.S. Underestimated the Rise of ISIS - NYTimes.com

Obama Says U.S. Underestimated the Rise of ISIS - NYTimes.com:



"WASHINGTON — President Obama acknowledges in an interview to be broadcast Sunday night that the United States underestimated the rise of the Islamic State militant group while placing too much trust in the Iraqi military, allowing the region to become “ground zero for jihadists around the world.”"



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Saturday, September 27, 2014

U.S., Defending Kurds in Syria, Expands Airstrikes Against Islamic State Militants - NYTimes.com

U.S., Defending Kurds in Syria, Expands Airstrikes Against Islamic State Militants - NYTimes.com:



"WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said on Saturday that it had conducted its first strikes against Islamic State targets in a besieged Kurdish area of Syria along the Turkish border, destroying two armored vehicles in an area that has been the subject of a weeklong onslaught by the Islamic State."



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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Emirates’ First Female Fighter Pilot Led Mission in Syria - NYTimes.com

Emirates’ First Female Fighter Pilot Led Mission in Syria - NYTimes.com:



 "When fighter jets from the United Arab Emirates took part in airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria on Monday night, the mission was led by a woman, the country’s ambassador to the United States said Thursday morning."



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2014 September 25 - First Draft. Political News, Now. - NYTimes.com

2014 September 25 - First Draft. Political News, Now. - NYTimes.com:



 "The announcement Thursday of the resignation of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. touched off questions about his replacement and the timing of any Senate confirmation, given the possibility of a Republican takeover of the Senate in January."



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Iran’s President Says West’s Blunders Helped ISIS Rise - NYTimes.com

Iran’s President Says West’s Blunders Helped ISIS Rise - NYTimes.com:



 "UNITED NATIONS — President Hassan Rouhani of Iran delivered a searing indictment of Western and Arab states on Thursday in his annual speech to the United Nations, blaming them for sowing the seeds of extremism in the Middle East with “strategic blunders” that have given rise to the Islamic State and other violent jihadist groups."



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Ferguson Police Chief Offers Apology to Michael Brown’s Family - NYTimes.com

Ferguson Police Chief Offers Apology to Michael Brown’s Family - NYTimes.com:



 "CHICAGO — The police chief of Ferguson, Mo., issued a rare public apology on Thursday, for the death of Michael Brown, addressing the Brown family directly in a short video posted online."



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