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Seth Abramson, 'Knock Knock'

Snowden's nightmare comes true

Edward Snowden’s nightmare may be coming true.<p>Not exile; not the danger of imprisonment or prosecution; and not his newfound association with dictators, lawyers and impresarios.<p>Snowden’s worst fear, by his own account, was that “nothing will change.”<p>“People will see in the media all these …

After A Rapid Rise, A Challenge To Political Islam

The Arab uprisings of 2011 produced a clear set of winners — the Islamist parties that were well-organized and prepared to swiftly fill the political vacuum left by toppled autocrats.<p>But the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood now points to the possibility of a …

Federal Poverty Line Doesn't Adequately Reflect Cost Of Living In America, Analysis Finds

Just because the government doesn't define you as poor, doesn't mean you have enough money to live.<p>The federal poverty line for a family of four was $23,283 last year, nearly one-quarter of what it takes to live in New York City and slightly more than one-third of what it takes to live in St. …

Muslim Jewish Conference Meets In Sarajevo To Combat Islamophobia And Anti-Semitism

Students and young professionals from around the world have gathered in Sarajevo, Bosnia to exchange experiences and fight prejudice and hatred. They represent different cultures and races and speak dozens of languages, but they share either one of two identities: they are all Muslims or Jews.<p>As …

African leaders determined to end hunger by 2025

African leaders pledged on Monday to reprioritise agriculture in their national policies and increase state spending to end hunger across the …

80 sexual assaults in one day – the other story of Tahrir Square

On Wednesday night, when Egypt's army chief announced the forced departure of Mohamed Morsi, the streets around Tahrir Square turned into an …

Egypt: Is political Islam dead? | Algeria

A recent image coming from Egypt shows a large group of people praying in the city of Arish, and suddenly, as they lie on the ground, prostrate, the security forces unleash a volley of live bullets at them, injuring and killing several people. Still more recently, security forces shot into a group …

The Eurasian tug-of-war

IT IS not much to look at, but the modest yellow-brick building on the outskirts of Vilnius is a beacon of academic freedom shining into dictatorial …

Europe

What’s the Difference Between Banks and Credit Unions?

When you compare a credit union versus a bank, the two institutions seem similar on the surface. They both offer a variety of financial services, …

Interview: The Egyptian rebel who 'owns' Tahrir Square - Politics - Egypt

Mahmoud Badr "owns" the Egyptian street.<p>The 28-year-old activist in sneakers, jeans and a worn-out polo shirt invented the magic formula that drew …