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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
This week in Singapore, fresh from the G-20 meetings in Brisbane, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney delivered a major speech outlining the future of financial reform.
Nestled in U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul aspects of the U.S. immigration system are tweaks to rules for high-skilled workers long frustrated with hurdles to getting work or residency approval.
Nov. 19 was World Toilet Day. It was a day dedicated to raising awareness of the plight of 2.5 billion people on this planet who do not have access to a toilet.
The number of foreign tourists to Japan has been on a sharp increase this year, helping boost the world's third-largest economy at a time when it is struggling with sluggish domestic consumption.
Monday, November 24, 2014
It's election time in Japan now. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the Lower House of the Diet last Friday, and a snap general election is scheduled for Dec. 14. Abe's Liberal Democratic Party won a landslide general election in 2012, and the next general election wouldn't take place until 2016.
It's one of the tougher warnings the world community has sent to the neo-Stalinist regime in North Korea; a detailed condemnation of widespread human rights abuses in the reclusive communist country and, as significantly, a call that the Case and the regime leadership be eventually referred to the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
Facebook's move to fulfill its ambition to be the personal “newspaper” for its billion-plus members is likely to mean more woes for the ailing news media.
U.S. President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and Republican congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
I promised to soon return to last week's topic of student reactions to a certain type of examination. I've decided that “soon” means today.
Bad vibrations, as hip types used to say way back in the 1960s.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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