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Friday, September 12, 2014
If Arab states, plus NATO member Turkey, join a coalition to take on Islamic State militants, they bring both formidable weaponry and some hesitation about participating in an American-led fight. Here's a look at what they could offer:
Sweden under Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has enjoyed a dynamic job market, sustained growth and low public debt — and yet the polls suggest he will lose this Sunday's election.
I still have vivid memories of then U.S. First Lady Hilary Clinton's famous 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women speech. In it she said, “Let it be that human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights, once and for all.” Ever since, women's rights in the 21st century have become universal.
Korea has seen its exports to China, its largest trading partner, falling this year, even as its overall shipments abroad continue to grow. This trend is worrisome for Korea, which relies on the world's most populous nation for nearly 30 percent of its exports.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Friendliness can hide discrimination too
Evan Centanni is the founder of geography news website www.polgeonow.com and a keen observer of Taiwan
While the world's attention was focused on the airstrikes and rockets over Gaza and Israel this summer, a wave of violence hit the streets of Jerusalem — and is still roiling parts of this divided city at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Ukraine's last cease-fire collapsed quickly. This one may last — because it's in Russian President Vladimir Putin's interests.
The dichotomy between perception and reality appears more pronounced when one starts assessing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his performance in the first 100 days of his government.
The love-hate relationship between England and Scotland has been marked by bloodthirsty medieval battles, royal marriages and executions, followed by centuries of political and social unity.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
China is warning Britain in no uncertain terms not to stick its nose into Hong Kong affairs, despite the fact that the two countries co-signed the Sino-British Joint Declaration in 1984 and registered it with the United Nations as an international treaty whose terms will last until 2047.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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