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Saturday, October 26, 2013

US Nuclear Negotiator Calls for Pause in Iran Sanctions

Published on 25 Oct 2013 | The top U.S. nuclear negotiator is calling for a pause in U.S. congressional efforts to impose sanctions on Iran, weeks after accusing Iran of being deceptive about its nuclear program.In an exclusive interview Friday with VOA's Persian service, U.S. Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman said any push for additional U.S. sanctions should be delayed to see if nuclear talks can "gain traction."

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

... the Chinese regime does the right thing - here?

Mandarin is the no1 language in terms of the numbers of individual speakers and they are giving less prominence to English!

English to weigh less in college entrance exams

Published on 22 Oct 2013 Reforms to the National College Entrance Examination or "gaokao" are to be carried out in major cities in China, including Beijing. The English language assessment system is the major focus of the change. The Beijing draft has triggered wide debate among the public. While many applaud the move, saying that students no longer have to face the stress of endless language tests, some oppose the idea, claiming that without the pressure of exams students' English levels will decline.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Online reactions to Nobel Peace Prize - MediaWatch

Published on Oct 16, 2013 | This year's Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the chemical weapons watchdog, the OPCW. Opinion is divided over the decision, with many disappointed that Pakistan's Malala Yusufzai didn't win. The 16-year-old was a favourite to become this year's laureate for her valiant fight against the suppression of female education by the Taliban.

US shutdown explained: A dummies guide to the political crisis

Published on Oct 17, 2013 | Find out exactly what caused the 16 day shutdown, what affect it had on America, how it was resolved and whether it could happen again. Report by Anna Collinson.

Rouhani (President of Iran) background according to Gareth Porter.

Why does Iran's Supreme Leader Trust Iranian Pres. Rouhani? Pt.2

Published on 11 Oct 2013 Gareth Porter: Rouhani earned the trust of Supreme Leader Khomeni by working along side him on a daily basis
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