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Cuba leads fight against Ebola in Africa
Posted: Monday, October 13, 2014

70-90% efficiency: Russia to send Ebola vaccine to W. Africa in 2 months
In two months, Russia is planning to send a new experimental vaccine against Ebola to Africa, according to the country's health minister. The efficiency of the drug, which is to be tested on the ground, is about 70-90 percent.

Cuba leads fight against Ebola in Africa as west frets about border security
The island nation has sent hundreds of health workers to help control the deadly infection while richer countries worry about their security - instead of heeding UN warnings that vastly increased resources are urgently needed

Cuban doctors train, fight Ebola in Africa
461 Cuban health workers heading to West Africa

Ebola vaccine research stalled by budget cuts - NIH director
The United States would have had an Ebola vaccine ready by the time the virus had traveled across the Atlantic Ocean from West Africa if not for budget cuts that prevented scientific research, according to a top US health official.

Liberia nurses threaten strike over Ebola pay
Health workers threaten to stay away from work on Monday, unless government agrees to hike their hazard pay.

Ebola, 'Scaremongering,' and the Epidemiology of Interventionism

Liberty, Not Government, Key to Containing Ebola

In 'Victory for Anti-Imperialists,' Evo Morales Wins Third Term
'Nationalization won with more than 60 percent,' the Socialist leader told the thousands who gathered outside the presidential palace

Investigation Into Missing Iraqi Cash Ended in Lebanon Bunker
Not long after American forces defeated the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein in 2003, caravans of trucks began to arrive at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington on a regular basis, unloading an unusual cargo pallets of shrink-wrapped $100 bills.

Billions set aside for post-Saddam Iraq turned up in Lebanese bunker
Stuart Bowen, who investigated corruption in Iraq, says US and Iraqi governments ignored appeals to recover money

Propaganda War of Islamic Extremists
Ever since the Pentagon started talking about Isis as apocalyptic, I've suspected that websites and blogs and YouTube are taking over from reality. I'm even wondering whether "Isis" - or Islamic State or Isil, here we go again - isn't more real on the internet than it is on the ground.

War Against Isis: US Strategy in Tatters as Militants March on
American-led air attacks are failing. Jihadis are close to taking Kobani, in Syria - and in Iraq western Baghdad is now under serious threat

Drumbeat grows for US troops in Middle East war

IS group pouring reinforcements into Syria's Kobane: monitor

Afghan officials say air strike killed civilians, NATO says 'enemy'

Pakistan says 12 dead in border clashes with India, appeals to U.N.

Donor conference pledges $5.4 billion for Gaza reconstruction
International powers outperform Abbas' expectations with generous donations from Qatar, EU, US, Turkey, and UAE.

China, Russia Sign CNY150 Billion Local-Currency Swap As Plunging Oil Prices Sting Putin

Saudis Dump Oil To Increase Leverage Over U.S. Middle East Policies
The Saudis and other Gulf state rulers disliked U.S. energy independence talk very much. They need to keep some leverage over U.S. policy. They now decided to end the U.S. "energy independence" talk and to push the U.S. to again do their bidding. The simple method they apply is to keep oil production high enough during a period of declining consumption to take prices lower and to thereby make new U.S. domestic production a money losing business...

Cornel West among protesters arrested in Ferguson
At least 18 people, including author Cornel West, were arrested in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday as activists continued to protest police brutality more than two months after a local officer fatally shot an unarmed teen.

Monsanto announces major losses after settling environmental suit
Biotech giant Monsanto announced major losses for their fourth quarter last week well below analysts' expectations after spending millions settling an environmental suit.

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