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The bloodiest chapter of European history since World War II was closed on Thursday with the conviction of the "genocidal butcher of Srebrenica."
 
Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance -- if one were to map the anti-Trump movement's psychological state to the five stages of grief, one might reasonably suggest it is well into the midway point.
 
Leo Tolstoy, the celebrated Russian author of War and Peace, once quipped anybody who wasn't a Communist before he was 30 is a fool and those who were still Communists after they were over 30 are fools as well.
 
U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Cuba is the latest move in a series which spans his tenure in the White House, and occurs in the context of long-term hostility between the two countries. President Calvin Coolidge was the last U.S. chief executive to visit the island nation, in early 1928.
 
As far as I can recall, today marks the second time that the famous doll -- cartoon character Hello Kitty is making an appearance in this space.
 
The tide of hate has come to Brussels with three terrorist attacks in the Belgian capital. Islamic State (IS) jihadi militants carried out coordinated bombings at the Brussels Airport, as well as the metro, killing at least 31 people and wounding hundreds of civilians.
 
Child marriage is pervasive in developing and underdeveloped countries. While both boys and girls fall victim to this practice, it affects girls disproportionately. In Nepal, over 3 million girls under the age of 19 are currently married or in union, according to UNICEF. More than half of them become mothers before their teen years are over.
 
To an extent, a book crafted in any language can be a source of subjective reflection; it is up to the reader or critic to draw conclusions.
 
Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's visit to China, which comes at an important time, has significant implications for Nepal's economic development, relations with India, and democratization.
 
The shock announcement that China and the Gambia have re-established diplomatic relations raises the specter of a return to the cross-straits diplomatic rivalry via checkbook diplomacy that prevailed before Ma Ying-jeou became the island's leader in 2008.
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