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June, 27, 2016

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Taipei's mass-circulation Chinese-language United Daily News published last Wednesday a very interesting story about litigation started by "Vote-Buying President Cao Kun's" granddaughter Cao Jifang (曹繼方) against the Academia Historica (國立國史館).
 
U.S. President Barack Obama could count on Britain to back him at nearly every turn during his first 7 1/2 years in office.
 
The United Kingdom's stunning vote to leave the European Union was driven by much of the same sentiment that fueled Donald Trump's insurgent march toward the Republican presidential nod....
 
It consists of just five short, vaguely worded paragraphs, but Article 50 of the European Union's 2007 Lisbon Treaty will decide how Britain leaves -- and it is already causing problems.
 
If I do say so myself, writers of weekly newspaper columns do not have an easy time of it.
 
Imagine there's no countries, it isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for ... Imagine all the people, living life in peace." -- John Lennon
 
Disputes and confrontations over portions of the Pacific Ocean continue to grow.
 
Slowing growth, a return to protectionism, questioning of free trade agreements and doubts over the stability of the EU: the world economy is entering a period of deep uncertainty following Brexit.
 
A historic ceasefire between the Colombian government and FARC rebels marks a "point of no return" on the road to peace but risks still lie ahead, analysts say.
 
It was Britain's poorer and less-educated citizens -- angry at not having shared in the economic benefits of a new world order -- who pushed it out of the European Union, in a vote that threatens elites, analysts say.
 
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