Monthly Archives: June 2014

Israeli government promises revenge on Hamas after bodies of three teenagers are found

AFP takes a look at the sharp message the Israeli government delivered to Hamas on Monday after the bodies of three Israeli teens who had been missing for more than two weeks were found. “This evening, we found three bodies … Continue reading

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A population of 5-million; 750,000 of them are living in poverty

Irish Central reports that Ireland’s poverty rate is growing. The report, commissioned by the Social Justice Ireland group, says that a quarter of those living in poverty are children. It also states that 16 percent of adults living in poverty … Continue reading

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Sports Illustrated’s Peter King experiences the Canadian Football League and…

…he liked it. Here’s his report. What I did find here on the prairies north of Montana and North Dakota—when I asked one Roughrider fan what the nearest American city was, she said, “Minot”—was a fierce love of their game, … Continue reading

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Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby, says companies cannot be obligated to pay for contraceptive care

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It was quite (NOT) the weekend for the CFL’s Eastern Division teams

Because of the addition of Ottawa and the corresponding realignment of the Canadian Football League’s two divisions, the Eastern Division of the CFL includes Hamilton, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. During the first week of the 2014 CFL season, Hamilton, Montreal … Continue reading

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Furor over KLM’s “Adios Amigo” tweet

Mashable reports that it didn’t take long for social media to erupt in protest after Royal Dutch Airlines posted a tweet about the Netherlands-Mexico World Cup soccer match that ended with a 2-1 Dutch win. Welcome to the latest episode of … Continue reading

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Why social media usage in Russia could change

The Moscow Times reports that foreigners who visit Russia and use social media while there might have their activity stored. State Duma lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require foreign Internet companies such as Google and Facebook to store personal information about … Continue reading

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