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Friday, January 29, 2016
Iraq's 72nd Brigade was slowly moving through a live-fire exercise recently under the watchful eyes of U.S., Spanish and British coalition trainers when things began to go wrong.
Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), has a tricky six weeks ahead of him. The head of the top monetary authority for the 19-country eurozone helped stem a global stock market slide last week by indicating the ECB could provide more stimulus at the next meeting in March.
More white Americans now share the view, long held by minorities, that racism is a national problem and should be confronted, according to an analysis of recent public opinion polling.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Neverland
For Sarah C. Anderson from the U.S., Taiwan is an invariable Neverland for Westerners who may struggle in their motherland; they can come to this land of opportunities and rise to new heights.
Two nights in Taipei
Aewis Hii's first two nights in Taipei were absolutely fantastic and he could tell so many more stories of this wonderland, the people, the geography, the culture and the food
Mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping's pledge to beef up the country's rule of law is in serious doubt with the "extreme" practice of airing televised confessions before a court conviction, say analysts.
Thanks to the U.S. Congress' recent tax-and-spending spree, Republicans intent on fulfilling a political promise will have to propose far deeper cuts to domestic programs to bring the government's deteriorating balance sheet back into the black.
America is changing. It is becoming more diverse, more socially tolerant. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, whites will cease to be a majority by 2041.
The vote has reaffirmed the public mood, and in the manner of Greece, the new left-wing government that is scheduled to assume power in Spain mirrors the angst against anti-austerity measures and cuts in public spending.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
During the campaign leading up to the Jan. 16 elections, Tsai Ing-wen, leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), took part in singing the national anthem at public events, but her lips visibly stopped moving when it came to the words "our party," since they referred to the Kuomintang (KMT), which had been in power in Taiwan since the 1940s, save for eight years.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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