- Teachers in Chicago
are on strike for the first time in 25 years after rejecting a
16 percent pay increase.
- French President
Francois Hollande unveiled his austerity plan which includes a
75 percent tax on the rich as well as some spending cuts. France’s
richest man has applied for Belgian citizenship, though he
denies the new tax motivated the decision.
- The Afghan government is taking over
Bagram prison in what is being spun by the Afghan government as
a victory for local sovereignty. Those behind bars include
suspected Taliban fighters.
- An iPhone stumped Obama as he tried to call campaign volunteers
in Florida. A reporters said the President looked “befuddled”
by Apple’s smartphone.
- Hong Kong officials
have dropped plans for compulsory national education classes
- The vice president of Iraq,
Tariq al-Hashemi, has denounced the trial that convicted him in
absentia of organizing attacks against political
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