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Monday, November 23, 2015
Marcelo Cervigni watches a huge tractor planting soybeans on his farm while flipping through smartphone photos of neighboring canola fields pummeled by a hail storm the night before.
Let us face a harsh reality: the militant Islamic State group in all its hideousness has made the world forget Syria's human tragedy, for such is the callousness of the global community that the number of Syrian dead has become a statistic -- it does not matter whether it is a quarter million or 300,000.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Terrorism on a grand scale in France, cries for fear instead of trust in immigration policies in the United States, and breakthroughs in ties with Beijing have dominated our recent headlines. Local events that have also drawn attention include announcements of candidates for the vice-presidency of the R.O.C., new plans for Taipei Songshan Airport, and the fortunes of our Chinese Taipei baseball team.
France can withstand the financial shock of the Paris attacks, analysts say, despite people deserting big stores, shunning concert halls and canceling hotel bookings.
While other nations reach for their guns when they are attacked, France looked to its bookshelves Friday.
Bloody terrorist attacks in Paris dominated the discussions of top representatives of the Group of 20 (G-20) nations held Nov. 15-16 in Antalya, Turkey. Related to providing effective security, the gathering devoted focused attention to helping the massive flow of refugees from the Middle East, stemming primarily from the Syria civil war.
Every credible plan to save humanity from global warming reserves a key role for a green energy technology called carbon capture and storage.
The series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday killed 129 people, and some of those wounded remain in critical conditions. While terrorist attacks are now a regular phenomenon around the world, it still raises indignation every time another bomb goes off killing more people.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
The presence in France of Belgian jihadist Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks who was killed by police on Wednesday, demonstrates major failings in Europe's borderless Schengen zone, experts say.
"Welcome to India and climb Mt. Everest!" Some day, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi would like to see India's tourism industry issuing such advertisements. No one can object to a politician's desire to make a name as a "great" prime minister. But to fulfill his ambition, Modi, the enchanter of Nepalis a year ago, has now become their persecutor.
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