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The songs that torture us

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

“Babylon” by Welsh singer-songwriter David Gray was a hit a few years ago, but apparently it’s also a hit among interrogators at the military facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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With a missile test, Iran tries to manage perceptions in the Middle East

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Again today, the Iranian State press is reporting the Iranian Revolutionary Guard is test-firing missiles. Yesterday, Iran fired at least nine missiles which state officials boasted could hit Israel. They say they are meant to show Iran's readiness to strike back if attacked by the United States or Israel. The tests triggered swift reactions in diplomatic circles and nervousness in the world economy.

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Judge tells Justice Department to move ahead on Guantanamo

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to put other cases aside and give Guantanamo detainees their day in court. The Bush administration had hoped never to have civilian judges review evidence against terror suspects. Will detainees be let go to prevent judges from scrutinizing potentially controversial evidence?

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Israel dismisses Iran's long-range missile message

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Again today, the Iranian State press is reporting the Iranian Revolutionary Guard is test-firing missiles. Yesterday, Iran fired at least nine missiles.... which state officials boasted could hit Israel. They also said they are meant to show Iran's readiness to strike back if attacked by the United States or Israel. The tests triggered swift reactions in diplomatic circles and nervousness in the world economy.

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Tensions rise as Iran flaunts missiles that could reach Israel

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Guest: Jon Leyne, BBC correspondent, in Tehran, Iran

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Iraq's al-Maliki walks a thin line in demand for troop withdrawal timetable

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Guest: Wayne White, former Deputy Director of the State Department's Middle East Intelligence Office

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Freakonomics: Climate change will hit third-world economies hardest

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Guest: Stephen Dubner, Freakonomics author

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Attack kills 41 at Indian embassy in Kabul

Monday, July 07, 2008

Guest: Martin Patience, BBC

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Anti-corruption politician and 14 other FARC hostages are rescued in Colombia

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Guest: Americo Martins, BBC Americas Region editor

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Communist-inspired interrogation techniques taught to Guantánamo Bay military

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Guest: Scott Shane, The New York Times

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe sworn in after winning one-man election

Monday, June 30, 2008

Guest: Martin Plaut, BBC

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The militants in Northwest Pakistan

Monday, June 30, 2008

Guest: Mark Mazzetti, The New York Times

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U.S. to remove North Korea from terror list after nuclear document handover

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Guest: Jonathan Marcus, BBC diplomatic correspondent

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Internal struggles in Nigeria signal trouble for the global oil market

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Political instability has put a spotlight on Nigeria, home to Africa's largest oil industry. Militants have recently sabotaged crude exports with series of attacks on drills and supply lines. With Nigeria pumping oil at its lowest rate in 25 years, unease about the global oil supply has increased.

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A primer on Afghanistan's Taliban

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Guest: Thomas Gouttierre, Center for Afghanistan Studies, The University of Nebraska

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Israel and Hamas agree on cease-fire

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Guest: Jeremy Bowen, BBC News

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Britain's Brown says Europe will seek sanctions against Iran if diplomacy fails

Monday, June 16, 2008

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Advanced nuclear weapons designs may have been sold on black market

Monday, June 16, 2008

Which groups or nations may have bought electronic blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon? That’s the question for American and international investigators who say the plans for a small nuke were found on the computer network of rogue Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, who has been under house arrest for the past four years. The Takeaway talks with New York Times reporter David Sanger, who has been following this story for a year.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai warns militants he'll cross Pakistani border

Monday, June 16, 2008

Guest: Barbara Plett, BBC News

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Debating the writ of habeas corpus for Guantánamo detainees

Friday, June 13, 2008

The Supreme Court ruled that suspected terrorists detained at a prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, have the right to contest their detention via U.S. civilian courts. Glenn Greenwald (Salon.com blogger and Bush administration critic) and Jed Babbin (Human Events editor and former deputy undersecretary of defense under President George H. W. Bush) take two views on the decision.

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