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 Week ending Friday, November 17, 2017 
 
CAMBODIA: The Birth of a Dictator
The government had an almost paranoid fear of protests. A square kilometer around the Supreme Court was barricaded and off limits to the public. In faraway provinces, roadblocks were erected to stop d...
 
BELGIUM: Belgian Judge Defers Ruling on Extradition of Puigdemont
A Belgian judge did not rule Friday on a European arrest warrant issued by Spain against ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, instead setting December 4th for the next hearing. During a clos...
 
USA: Despite Health Risks and Exploitation, Undocumented Immigrants Clean Up Houston
In a Home Depot parking lot off I-45 in Houston, a group of about 20 men, mostly undocumented and Latino, spread across the sparse shade, waiting for a passing vehicle in search of manual labor: demol...
 
LATIN AMERICA: Coal Pollution Continues to Spread in Latin America
Despite growing global pressure to reduce the use of coal to generate electricity, several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean still have projects underway for expanding this polluting energy...
 
PAKISTAN: Pakistan Police Arrest Suspected Islamic State Militant
Authorities in Pakistan said Friday they have arrested a key suspected Islamic State militant in connection with a recent deadly suicide bombing of a Sufi shrine in southern Sindh province. The Feb...
 
USA: Houston's Poorest Face Long, Uncertain Post-Harvey Recovery
Beside a black spore-infested mobile home in east Houston, Valerie Van Note lays the seats flat in the back of a Lincoln Navigator — one lent to her by a friend — and pats the bags of blankets and pil...
 
ITALY: Mafia's Capo di Capi Dead
Sicily’s Mafia boss of bosses is dead. The former capo of the Cosa Nostra, Salvatore 'Toto' Riina, one of the world’s most notorious criminals, died in prison in the northern Italian town of Parma ...
 
ZIMBABWE: Mugabe Makes Appearance as Pressure to Resign Builds
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe made a public appearance Friday, his first since the military took over state institutions and opened talks aimed at getting the aged leader to resign. Mugabe, we...
 
SAUDI ARABIA: The Saudi Prince's Dangerous War Games
A series of stunning political developments, originating in Saudi Arabia, has been roiling an already volatile Middle East. Is a major new war in the offing? Saudi Arabia’s ambitious 32-year-old cr...
 
GLOBAL: Climate Change: The World’s Poorest Will Judge us by Action
Two years ago, 197 parties came together in Paris and agreed to the historical Paris Framework. Since that December 2015, we all have seen countless pictures of utterly devastating floods, wildfires, ...
 
 
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Articles for
Week Ending
 November 17, 2017

CAMBODIA: The Birth of a Dictator

BELGIUM: Belgian Judge Defers Ruling on Extradition of Puigdemont

USA: Despite Health Risks and Exploitation, Undocumented Immigrants Clean Up Houston

LATIN AMERICA: Coal Pollution Continues to Spread in Latin America

PAKISTAN: Pakistan Police Arrest Suspected Islamic State Militant

USA: Houston's Poorest Face Long, Uncertain Post-Harvey Recovery

ITALY: Mafia's Capo di Capi Dead

ZIMBABWE: Mugabe Makes Appearance as Pressure to Resign Builds

SAUDI ARABIA: The Saudi Prince's Dangerous War Games

GLOBAL: Climate Change: The World’s Poorest Will Judge us by Action

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