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Nov 26, 2017

Angela Merkel, the press-dubbed "new leader of the free world" may be in her last days as the leader of Germany. After being reelected this summer, her position as the leader of the minority party may force her resignation or a new election altogether. We call on Mark in Europe to discuss how Angela Merkel went from the leader of the free world to a political minority in Germany and what her possible departure could mean for the future of the EU. Then, Iraq and Iran declared the end of ISIS this week. So how did a mosque attack in Egypt by militants flying the ISIS flag leave over 300 dead? What will Egypt's response be? Will America get involved? We speak to Kareem in Egypt about the deadliest terror attack in Egypt's history. And finally, we say goodbye to the leader of Zimbabwe. That's right, after 37 years in power, Robert Mugabe has been forced to resign in tears this week. We'll take an in-depth look at how foreign media is covering the departure of the despotic leader in our Global Media Spotlight.

Nov 19, 2017

This week we're headed to Zimbabwe where Robert Mugabe has been ousted from power in a military coup. The 93-year-old leader was forced out and given until Monday to resign on his own. We speak to an African voice and find out what lasting effects Mugabe's departure will have on the region. Will this be the beginning of revolutions in other African countries?
Then, we're back in the Middle East covering the big story American corporate media has overlooked, the growing tension between the Saudis and the Iranians. The Saudis, with the backing of Trump and the United States is attempting to change the power structure in the region. We'll speak to our Iranian voice and get his perspective on the quickly escalating conflict and how Iran will react.
Finally, in Change is Hard, we'll talk about Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski's change of heart on the Bill Clinton accusers and she isn't alone. If the reality journalists were so wrong about Clinton, how can anyone still trust them? 

Nov 12, 2017

The cold war between the Saudis and Iranians heats up as each nation struggles for power in Lebanon following the resignation of the Lebanese prime minister. The Saudis have been very busy over the pas two weeks but our voice in Yemen says the rhetoric from the US and Saudi Arabia is wrong. In our Global Media Spotlight, President Trump wraps up his Asia trip where he addressed the North Korea problem. What did he say and will it have any effect on relations between the Kid Dictator and countries in the region? Finally, as we've been saying for months, the final showdown between social media giants and government leaders is in full swing. Is it time for governments around the world to step in and regulate cat photos? What would government intervention mean for the future of your Facebook page or even worse, the VTA Facebook page?

Nov 5, 2017

Big news out of Asia as Trump visited Japan to give a speech on North Korea. We'll speak to our resident missile defense expert Riki Ellison about the message Trump delivered during his visit to the region. Did he outline anything new? Are we any closer to a resolution with the Kid Dictator? Then, an incredibly important story American reality journalists don't find sexy enough to cover, the prime minister of Lebanon has resigned. Former Prime Minster Hariri cited Iran's influence as one of the reasons for his departure. Already, two of the most powerful countries in the region have already started positioning themselves to influence Lebanon. We'll speak to our Lebanese voice and discover what the Hariri's departure means for the US and the Middle East. Finally, in our Global Media Spotlight, French TV weighs in on the Halloween truck attack in New York. Is foreign media taking initiative to be different or are they treating the story the same way as the American corporate media?

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