Political Unrest
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New South Sudan rebel group threatens tenuous peace

Terrorism | Fighting in remote town leaves residents questioning the government’s ability to keep them safe
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/30/16, 09:10 am

Residents of a South Sudanese town remain too scared to return home after a battle between a new rebel group and government troops left more than 43 people dead and several homes destroyed. The new rebel group emerged only a few months after the transitional government took power, raising questions about its ability to restore peace in the faction-split country.

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Britain to EU: Good riddance

Britain | Brexit proves the people don’t have to put up with elitist big government trying to run their lives
by Cal Thomas
Posted 6/28/16, 11:24 am

Maybe it was those college courses on the history of Europe that soured me on the idea of a united continent. How could a conglomeration of nation states noted for invading each other, pillaging and warring against each other form a union? How could a continent with different languages, cultures, and money become a united states of Europe modeled after the USA?

Unity is not union. As the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher observed: “European unity has been tried before, and the outcome was far from happy.”

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Venezuela crisis leaves lawmakers guessing

Venezuela | The oil-rich, communist country is on the verge of collapse
by Sarah Schweinsberg
Posted 6/27/16, 02:31 pm

Four men each held a gun to Salim Daher’s head as they forced him to drive them around Daher’s home city of Valencia, Venezuela. Daher survived the attempted kidnapping but said similar experiences of violence and fear are all too common in rapidly deteriorating Venezuela.

Daher, a student at Florida International University, directs a non-profit called Justicia Para La Paz (Justice for the Peace). He and some of his colleagues traveled to Washington, D.C., Wednesday to meet with House lawmakers and attend a Foreign Affairs Committee hearing about Venezuela’s crisis.

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