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Salem-News.com (Aug-01-2015 10:54)

President of the United Nations General Assembly has called Israel a Wild Country

Lykketoft was the unanimous choice of European and other Western nations.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Tel Aviv skyline Mogens Lykketoft, Danish politician and also General Assembly chief met with Palestinian officials on a visit to the region last year but was accused of refusing to meet with Israeli officials.

In June 2015, Mogens Lykketoft was elected President of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly. In February 2014, he was set to meet with Israeli officials, but...

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Salem-News.com (Aug-01-2015 10:00)

Israel, Qatar and Turkey to Sign Trilateral Agreement for Joint Military Presence in the Persian Gulf

Building aircrafts and multi-purpose military vehicles are included.

(SALEM, Ore.) - handshake Turkey is preparing to establish its first military base abroad, according to Lale Kemal, a commentator in the newspaper Today's Zaman.

The military base will be established in Qatar. Turkey and Qatar with the support of Israel is going to begin broad cooperation in the field of military industry, the formation of the joint force and unified action in the region.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-28-2015 22:00)

Navy Petty Officer Logan Brown of McMinnville Serves Aboard USS Ashland

"Being there matters"

(PHILIPPINE SEA) - Logan Brown Firecontrolman 3rd class Logan Brown from McMinnville, Oregon performs erosion maintenance on the hull of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD-48).

USS Ashland is assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-22-2015 14:25)

Nuclear Agreement with Iran is Good for the U.S.

What was really at stake in these negotiations was international trade and U.S. prestige.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Barack Obama On July 14th, the U.S., China, France, Germany, Great Britain, and Russia reached an agreement with Iran to "to limit Tehran’s nuclear ability in return for lifting international oil and financial sanctions."

In reality, the negotiations were less about curbing nuclear proliferation and more about international trade and U.S. prestige. On balance, this Iran nuclear agreement is realistic, pragmatic and, on balance, good for the U.S.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-14-2015 13:40)

Oregon`s Unemployment Rate Rises in June, Job Growth Continues

Three out of every five Oregonians, 16 years and over, are working or looking for work...the lowest participation rate since comparable records began in 1976.

(SALEM, Ore.) - arrow up Oregon's unemployment rate was 5.5 percent in June, a slight increase from May's rate of 5.3 percent.

The increase was not a surprise because one characteristic of Oregon's labor market following the Great Recession has been small increases in the unemployment rate during the summer months.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-06-2015 16:25)

Music Calms the Savage Beast in Humanity

Playing For Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect and change the world through music

(SALEM, Ore.) - Playing for Change On July 5th, in honor of The Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary and final show, Playing For Change released a brand new Song Around The World covering The Grateful Dead’s 1970 classic, “Ripple.” The song features an eclectic cadre of legendary artists.

"Our friends at JamBase asked us to turn the Grateful Dead's 1970 classic, "Ripple" into a PFC Song Around the world as part of their "Songs Of Their Own" series and after many miles on planes, trains and automobiles we can finally share it with all of you!" the group shared on facebook.

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Salem-News.com (May-12-2015 17:47)

Oregon Senate Passes Crucial Testing Law, HB 2680

Bill establishes educator work group to take on assessments

(SALEM, Ore.) - high school hall This morning the Senate passed HB 2680, which will soon move to the Governor’s desk for signing. The following statement can be attributed to Oregon Education Association President Hanna Vaandering:

"Today the Oregon Senate took one of the most important steps in moving us down a new path toward a better system of assessment...."

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Salem-News.com (May-05-2015 20:35)

Judaism versus Jewish Identity Politics: Religion versus Tribalism

Witness historic dialogue between ultra orthodox Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro and Gilad Atzmon, starting May 6th.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Gilad Atzmon Two prominent thinkers, the ultra orthodox Rabbi vs. philosopher, Jazz artist and ex-Jew, meeting to discuss hard questions about Judaism, Jewish politics and the meaning of Jewishness.

This unique gathering, the first of its kind, promises to help you unravel the tangled web of secular Jewish politics, right and left.

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Salem-News.com (May-05-2015 18:35)

Documentary Film, The War Around Us Showing May 14 in Eugene

May 15 is observed as an annual day of mourning by Palestinians worldwide, a commemoration of the Nakba, the 1948 ethnic cleansing of 3/4 million Palestinians.

(EUGENE, Ore.) - The War Around Us In solidarity with the annual observance the Nakba, Al Nakba Awareness Project will show the film, "The War Around Us" in Eugene, Oregon on May 14th.

Filmed during Operation Cast Lead in Gaza in 2008-09, the Al Jazeera reporters who assembled this footage were the only journalists there to witness and record the facts for the world.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-06-2015 10:30)

21st Anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide against the Tutsis

RPP message commemorating the horrific events of 100+days in 1994 when 500,000–1 million Rwandans were killed.

(LONDON) - Rwanda 1994 Fellow Rwandans, today, the seventh of April, is the twenty-first anniversary of the most horrific systematic genocide of modern times.

The terror, agony and suffering our people faced during that, time was immeasurable. We gather here to mourn today for every drop of innocent blood that shed, every life that was lost and every family that wept.

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