President Obama is scheduled to give a speech tomorrow in Illinois addressing the US economy. Home prices, stock prices, and retail sales are all on the rebound. But the gap between rich and poor continues to widen.
Last week a Chinese farmer died as he tried to sell his watermelon in Linwu county, Hunan province, China. After moving his stall, urban management officers beat him to death. The incident has created a storm online.
Mohamed Harkat is accused by the Canadian government of being an al-Qaida operative. In October, Canada's Supreme Court will convene in an undisclosed location to review top-secret files about government informants involved in Harkat's case.
Earlier, protests swept across Turkey. It's been called the most significant challenge to Prime Minister Recep Tayyp Erdogan's rule. But the protests, and the response from the ruling AKP party, are receiving a mixed response among Turkish moderates.
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