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Experts Suggest OPEC’s Power Over Oil Prices Is Waning

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Nov 24 2014

Members of OPEC meet this week. It used to be the world held its breath when this happened, worried what the meeting would mean for oil prices. But experts say times have changed.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2014/11/24/366259576/experts-suggest-opec-s-power-over-oil-prices-is-waning?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Facing A Monday Deadline, Iran’s Nuclear Talks Are Extended

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Nov 24 2014

Iran, the U.S. and other world powers appear ready to continue talks over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. Negotiators have been meeting in Vienna.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2014/11/24/366259569/facing-a-monday-deadline-will-iran-s-nuclear-talks-be-extended?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Facing A Monday Deadline, Iran’s Nuclear Talks Are Extended

Uncategorized | Posted by Israel Grossman Attorney
Nov 24 2014

Iran, the U.S. and other world powers appear ready to continue talks over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. Negotiators have been meeting in Vienna.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2014/11/24/366259569/facing-a-monday-deadline-will-iran-s-nuclear-talks-be-extended?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Experts Suggest OPEC’s Power Over Oil Prices Is Waning

Uncategorized | Posted by Israel Grossman Attorney
Nov 24 2014

Members of OPEC meet this week. It used to be the world held its breath when this happened, worried what the meeting would mean for oil prices. But experts say times have changed.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2014/11/24/366259576/experts-suggest-opec-s-power-over-oil-prices-is-waning?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Insurgent Bombing Strikes Afghan Volleyball Tournament

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Nov 24 2014

The bomber attacked the tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday. That came after the lower house of Afghanistan’s parliament approved keeping U.S. troops in the country past the end of the year.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2014/11/24/366259618/insurgent-bombing-strikes-afghan-volleyball-tournament?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Insurgent Bombing Strikes Afghan Volleyball Tournament

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Nov 24 2014

The bomber attacked the tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday. That came after the lower house of Afghanistan’s parliament approved keeping U.S. troops in the country past the end of the year.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2014/11/24/366259618/insurgent-bombing-strikes-afghan-volleyball-tournament?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Tunisian Election Complete’s Its Transition To Democracy

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Nov 23 2014

In 2011, thousands of Tunisians called for an end to dictatorship. Now the country will hold its first democratic presidential election. NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to journalist Naveena Kottoor.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2014/11/23/366084555/tunisian-election-completes-its-transition-to-democracy?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Iran Talks Intensify On Day Before Deadline

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Nov 23 2014

The deal that lifted some economic sanctions in return for inspections of Iran’s nuclear program expires Monday. Intense negotiations are underway this weekend to reach a more permanent agreement.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2014/11/23/366084562/iran-talks-intensify-on-day-before-deadline?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

U.S. And Turkey Discuss Strengthening Syrian Opposition

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Nov 23 2014

Vice President Biden wraps up his trip to Turkey, where he held talks on strengthening the fight against ISIS. The U.S. and Turkey disagree on how to deal with the threat of the so-called Islamic State.

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Obama Grandmother Continues Life’s Work Of Educating Young Kenyans

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Nov 22 2014

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Sarah Obama, left, and her translator, Mama Sarah Obama Foundation Executive Director Debra Akello, spoke at the United Nations on Wednesday.

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Sarah Obama, left, and her translator, Mama Sarah Obama Foundation Executive Director Debra Akello, spoke at the United Nations on Wednesday.

Sarah Obama, left, and her translator, Mama Sarah Obama Foundation Executive Director Debra Akello, spoke at the United Nations on Wednesday.

Bebeto Matthews/AP

The United States has seen many fundraisers headlined by an Obama in recent years, but this week it won’t be the president or the first lady — it will be his step-grandmother, Sarah Obama, who is raising funds to build a school and hospital in her hometown, Kogelo, Kenya.

Obama, who runs the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation and was honored with an Education Pioneer award at the United Nations on Wednesday as part of its Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, has spent much of her life helping young people — and particularly young women — in her region get an education.

President Obama’s last surviving grandparent, whom he referred to as Granny in his memoir Dreams of My Father, never went to school herself, she tells NPR’s Scott Simon through an interpreter.

“It was very hard for women to get an education,” when she was growing up, the 94-year-old Obama says. “Only young boys or men were allowed to go to school.”

But things are different in Kenya now, she says. United Nations data actually shows a higher percentage of Kenyan girls going to school than Kenyan boys.

“I encourage them — even the ones who have had families at a young age — I encourage them to go to school so that the cycle of poverty can end,” Obama says. She sometimes uses her grandson as an example of the doors an education can open.

Often, Obama says, she and her foundation provide much more than encouragement.

“I help the orphans and widows, especially the young girls who have been orphaned by their parents dying of HIV,” she says. “I am their sole parent right now, so I help them pay school fees and also get them the things that they need, like sanitary towels, books, necessities like a pencil, school uniforms. That’s what I do.”

It’s an investment that Sarah Obama says she gets an unbeatable return on.

“There’s so many kids that I’ve helped educate, some of them at Nairobi University, Moi University and also Bondo University,” she says. “These are orphans who I’ve helped pay for their school fares, and now it’s my joy to see them in the universities about to graduate. There’s a lot of success stories, and it just makes me happy and it keeps me going.”

Article source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/11/22/365836945/obama-grandmother-continues-lifes-work-of-educating-young-kenyans?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world