John J. Xenakis

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World View: Israeli Police Hold Six Suspects in Murder of Palestinian Teen

Israeli officials are hoping that the swift action by police in identifying the killers of the Palestinian teen Muhammad Abu Khdeir within four days of his murder will cool off the tension between Israelis and Palestinians. Six young Jewish males were arrested on Sunday on suspicion of having perpetrated the crime. Jul 7, 2014 5:12 AM PT

World View: Activists Demand Restoration of Kingdom of Hawaii

Activists in Hawaii are demanding that the federal government return the land taken from the descendants of the original Polynesian inhabitants of Hawaii after the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1893. Hawaii was annexed by the United States in 1898 as a territory. Hawaii was bombed by the Japanese in 1941, and citizens there played a crucial role in the Pacific war, raising national sentiments to make it a state. It became a state in 1959. Jul 5, 2014 5:51 AM PT

World View: Ukraine's Forces Assault Pro-Russian Separatists as Cease-Fire Ends

Both Ukraine government forces and pro-Russian separatists in ease Ukraine appear to be digging in for a protracted conflict, as a dozen or so people were killed on Tuesday in firefights between the two groups. The government forces began an assault on the pro-Russian separatist positions after Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko called an end to a 10-day old cease-fire. Jul 2, 2014 4:49 AM PT

World View: Nigeria's Boko Haram Attacks a Church but Flees from Bees and Snakes

Terrorists, assumed to be Boko Haram, killed dozens of people on Sunday in an attack on three villages in northeast Nigeria, including one targeting worshippers at a church. That attacks took place only a few miles from Chibok, where Boko Haram abducted over 200 schoolgirls several weeks ago. Jun 30, 2014 3:07 PM PT

Sarajevo Serbs Unveil Monument to Gavrilo Princip, The Assassin Who Triggered WWI

In the Balkans, a monument to Gavrilo Princip was unveiled on Saturday in East Sarajevo by Nebojsa Radmanovic, the Serb leader in the government of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Exactly one hundred years ago, on June 28, 1914, Princip shot and killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire, and his pregnant wife, Sophie. Jun 28, 2014 8:00 PM PT

World View: Ebola Virus Is 'Out of Control' in Western Africa

Doctors Without Borders is calling the Ebola epidemic in western Africa "out of control." There have been 567 cases and 350 deaths since the epidemic began in March. The outbreak has spread to 60 different locations in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Jun 24, 2014 7:37 AM PT

World View: With Syria Destabilizing, Number of Refugees Back to WWII Levels

For the first time since World War II, the number of refugees that have been forced to leave their homes because of violence or persecution exceeds 50 million. During 2013, there were about 10.7 million individuals who became new refugees. Fully half of the new refugees were children, and the large preponderance were mothers and children. Jun 21, 2014 7:19 AM PT

World View: President Obama Orders More U.S. Military Involvement in Iraq

President Barack Obama set as his highest priority is to be able to brag that he left office with all U.S. wars ended. Because his only foreign policy doctrine was to be the anti-Bush, he's had one disastrous foreign policy debacle after another. Now concerns are being raised that there's another foreign policy debacle in the making. Jun 20, 2014 7:05 AM PT

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