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Friday, November 21, 2014
It appears national reform is not going smoothly. The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), which staged the coup of May 22 and is now a driving force behind the reform efforts, has come under heavy criticism regarding two issues in the past week.
The nuclear deal being sought by six world powers this week in Vienna will not completely remove the possibility that Iran might, in theory, one day be able to build an atomic bomb.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
China's inexorable economic rise is set to see it become a net global investor after decades of Western money flowing into the country, but analysts warn the change offers risks as well as profits.
In a flurry of diplomacy, Chinese President Xi Jinping has agreed environmental targets with the U.S., held a first formal summit with Japan and pledged friendship with Vladimir Putin, even as the Russian leader is ostracized by Western countries.
Tuesday's deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue marked a new level in the violence plaguing the city but a tough Israeli response could trigger further escalation, experts say.
Bill Clinton tried. So did George W. Bush. Neither succeeded. As U.S. President Barack Obama's own second term winds down, he is getting closer than either of his immediate predecessors to the goal of improving U.S. relations with Iran. But he's not there yet, and plenty stands in the way, including a messy and brutal conflict in Iraq and Syria.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
In its latest propaganda video, the Islamic State (IS) group tried to project unwavering confidence and unstoppable growth, in what some analysts saw as a reply to a string of setbacks.
U.S. airlines are saving tens of millions of dollars every week because of lower prices for jet fuel, their largest expense. So why don't they share some of the savings with passengers?
G-20 leaders have set ambitious goals for raising global growth, but economists see them as mostly hollow promises as countries are too busy with their own problems to contribute to rekindling global recovery.
A deal on Iran's nuclear program this week would be a historic step towards ending the country's international isolation, but analysts remain divided on whether it would help stabilize the Middle East or even prevent a regional arms race.
  
  
  
  
  
  
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