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Top 3 International Stories I’m Watching Today

1) The word used to summarize continued nuclear talks between the U.S. and Iran is “progress” which came from reports by each party. Sec. of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif yesterday.  There is little discussion on what that progress might be. The deadline for the talks is late November.

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Obama Pivots from Foreign Policy

Obama is losing on the foreign policy front. Instead of addressing key issues like the beheadings by ISIS, he has try to direct attention elsewhere for the midterms. Nothing to see here.

On October 3rd, the Islamic State published another graphic beating for the world to see. Alan Henning, a British humanitarian aid provider was murdered. The decapitation video was meant as a message to President Barack Obama, who they blamed for the deaths. In the same video, the executioner threatened the life of captured American aid worker and former army ranger, Peter Kassig. But Obama has decided to focus on more electable issues as we head into the final stretch before midterms.

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Top 3 International Stories I’m Watching Today

1) Shia rebels in Yemen have taken control of the country’s capital, Sana’a. They strongly opposed the appointment of Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak as Prime Minister, and he has turned down the position in response.  The rebels, called the Houthi, called for multiple demonstrations across Yemen. A suicide bomber in Tahrir square, where protesters were gathering, killed 47 people today.

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World Class Hour

Audio: THE WORLD CLASS HOUR on FTR RADIO – 10/07/14 – with @AmericaOurWay

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We were joined by Dustin Hoyt of @AmericaOurWay

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  1. Brazil Presidential Elections
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPO56I9ERGQ
  1.   North Korea Coup?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6wr0HhIJHE
  1. Border Town in Syria Could Fall to ISIS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QGGjSF7H1s

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Top 3 International Stories I’m Watching Today

1) New hostilities have opened up in the disputed region of Kashmir. India and Pakistan have both accused each other of starting the violence. At least 4 Indian civilians have been wounded.

2) After 18 months of unstable government in Bulgaria, parliamentary elections hoping to end the gridlock happened this past weekend. While the center-right party previously in power won the most votes, it is not a ruling majority and at least 8 parties won seats, which will most likely continue to split government.

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