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FSRN Weekly Edition – December 19, 2014

US and Cuban leaders announce thaw in Cold War-era diplomatic relations More mass kidnapping in northern Nigeria; Boko Haram suspected Taliban militants slaughter almost 150 children at a Peshawar school Israel showcases drone technology...

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 10:57 am

Israel showcases drone technology as the world’s top exporter

Wikileaks this week published a CIA assessment of its program to assassinate so-called “high value targets.”  In the internal secret report from 2009, the CIA recognized the program could be counterproductive in that targeted...

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 9:53 am

More mass kidnapping in Northern Nigeria; Boko Haram suspected

The jihadist group Boko Haram has allegedly abducted about two hundred women and girls from a remote village in northeastern Nigeria. The same group is responsible for the kidnapping of more than 200 school...

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 2:12 pm

New York environmentalists celebrate first-ever statewide fracking ban

New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced during a year-end cabinet meeting Wednesday that the state will ban the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – for natural gas. This makes New York...

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 1:46 pm

Wichita outfits all police with body cameras, L.A. and Houston announce similar plans

Support for mandating the use of officer-worn body cameras has surged as a movement for police accountability gains momentum nationwide. It’s also the accountability mechanism that has encountered the least resistance from police departments...

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:10 am

US and Cuban leaders announce thaw in Cold War-era diplomatic relations

The U.S. and Cuba announced a thawing of bilateral relations for the first time in over fifty years. Nell Abram has more from Tampa. Download Audio President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro...

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 2:53 pm

Taliban militants slaughter almost 150 children at a Peshawar school

Taliban militants killed almost 150 children today in a morning attack on a military-run school in Peshawar. More than 120 others were injured, and the death toll may yet rise. Peshawar is just under...

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 2:11 pm

Slideshow: New Zealanders with “heads in the sand” over climate change

This photo essay by Robin Dianoux accompanies a radio report by Carla Green on deep sea oil drilling in New Zealand. Click any thumbnail image to launch slideshow and see captions.  

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 8:23 am

New Zealand opens coastal waters to deep sea drilling

New Zealand has opened up its coastal waters in recent years to dozens of oil companies interested in prospecting for deep sea oil. Last week, government officials from all over the world, including New...

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 8:20 am

Belgian unions hold general strike in response to proposed austerity measures

A nationwide general strike against austerity measures proposed by a newly-formed coalition government paralyzed Belgium today. Aris Oikonomou reports from Brussels. Download Audio Monday’s national strike was the largest Belgium had seen in decades....

Posted on 15 December 2014 | 3:39 pm