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May, 30, 2016

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There is nothing extraordinary in the electoral triumph of Rodrigo Duterte if the percentage of total votes he obtained and the winning margin he garnered are both compared against those achieved by Joseph Estrada in 1998 and by Benigno Aquino III in 2010.
 
Fifty years ago this week, China embarked on what would turn out to be 10 years of turmoil known as the Cultural Revolution. It was not a revolution in the usual sense, in that it was initiated from above, by Chairman Mao Zedong himself, as he set out to destroy the party....
 
Former London mayor Boris Johnson's comparing the EU to Adolf Hitler highlights how Britain's in/out referendum campaign is growing increasingly bitter, with six weeks to go and polls suggesting a dead heat, experts said Monday.
 
Rodrigo Duterte's stunning victory in the presidential election marks the latest twist in the problematic saga of Philippine democratization since the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution that overthrew the Marcos dictatorship.
 
Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima next week has reignited an emotive debate over former U.S. president Harry Truman's epoch-making decision to drop the first atomic bomb.
 
To say that Michel Temer faces huge challenges would be an understatement. Brazil's 75-year-old acting president must fight the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects and has ravaged thousands of families in poor
 
Money makes the world go round, so you would have thought that economists understand what money is all about. The former governor of the Bank of England, Lord Mervyn King, has just published a book called "The End of Alchemy," which made the startling claim that "for over two centuries....
 
As he tries to charm Republicans still skeptical of his presidential candidacy, Donald Trump has a challenge: On several key issues, he sounds an awful lot like a Democrat.
 
Taiwan is officially known as the Republic of China, abbreviated as R.O.C. But a diplomatic squabble the R.O.C. started with the People's Republic of China late last month has let an American journal make the abbreviation stand for "Republic of Cheating." Funny? Cynical?
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America's "veepstakes" are under way. Running mates have not played a decisive role in helping win the White House in a generation, but will they do so this year?
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