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 Week ending Friday, May 19, 2017 
 
GLOBAL: “Horrific” Increase in Worldwide Displacement
Over 30 million people were newly internally displaced in 2016 by conflict and disasters, according to a new report. In examining trends around the world for its annual Global Report on Internal Di...
 
MIDDLE EAST: Trump: Israeli, Palestinian Leaders 'Ready to Reach for Peace'
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday declared that both the Israeli and Palestinian leaders are “ready to reach for peace.” Trump made the remark alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanya...
 
MIDDLE EAST: Trump: Israeli, Palestinian Leaders 'Ready to Reach for Peace'
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday declared that both the Israeli and Palestinian leaders are “ready to reach for peace.” Trump made the remark alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanya...
 
ECUADOR: Ecuador Focuses on New UN Tax Body to Fight Illicit Financial Flows
The time is now to work together to fight illicit financial flows, according to Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Guillaume Long. Ecuador, having long advocated for tax justice, has shed light on the issu...
 
NORTH KOREA: Top US Intel Official: North Korea on 'Pathway' of Developing Ability to Execute Nuclear Strike Against US
A top American intelligence official has warned that North Korea is on the path of developing the capability of carrying out a nuclear strike against the United States. Defense Intelligence Agency ...
 
LEBANON: Lebanon's First Ever Pride Week Shines Light on LGBT
The rainbow flags have once again disappeared from public view, but in a week that saw the launch of Beirut Pride, hopes are that a week of LGBTQI activism may be felt for a long time to come in Leban...
 
CHILE: Defence of Right to Water Drives Call for Land Reform in Chile
Water at high prices, sold as a market good, and small farmers almost a species in extinction, replaced by seasonal workers, are the visible effects of the crisis in rural Chile, 50 years after a land...
 
USA: Proposed Trump Budget Spares Old Age Programs, Slashes Many Others
President Donald Trump is proposing to balance the federal budget within 10 years by slashing many social programs, including those that help the poor pay for food and medical care, called food stamps...
 
INDONESIA: Gay Men Publicly Caned in Indonesia
Religious police in Indonesia publicly caned two men Tuesday for having consensual gay sex. The men received more than 80 lashes each, inflicted by hooded men inside a mosque in the city of Banda A...
 
NORWAY: Norwegian Trade Union Boycott Israel
The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) has voted in favour of a boycott against Israel, which is expected to affect cultural, economical and academic ties. Condemnation has come from Isreali...
 
 
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Articles for
Week Ending
 May 19, 2017

GLOBAL: “Horrific” Increase in Worldwide Displacement

MIDDLE EAST: Trump: Israeli, Palestinian Leaders 'Ready to Reach for Peace'

MIDDLE EAST: Trump: Israeli, Palestinian Leaders 'Ready to Reach for Peace'

ECUADOR: Ecuador Focuses on New UN Tax Body to Fight Illicit Financial Flows

NORTH KOREA: Top US Intel Official: North Korea on 'Pathway' of Developing Ability to Execute Nuclear Strike Against US

LEBANON: Lebanon's First Ever Pride Week Shines Light on LGBT

CHILE: Defence of Right to Water Drives Call for Land Reform in Chile

USA: Proposed Trump Budget Spares Old Age Programs, Slashes Many Others

INDONESIA: Gay Men Publicly Caned in Indonesia

NORWAY: Norwegian Trade Union Boycott Israel

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