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September, 26, 2016

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Before the Global Financial Crisis of 2007, the market was God and master, who made the belief in a system possible. Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan walked on water.
 
The report of the Committee on Fata Reforms, which has rightly been made public via the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (Safron) website, needs to be studied with great care because bold strokes of policy sometimes run dangerously close to rashness.
 
The just-concluded Olympics unfolded like an experimental novel with a happy ending in a Neymar-led victory of Brazil's soccer team over Germany's. Just think if Neymar had not homed in the magical free kick as if God had a hand in the ball bouncing off the underside of the cross bar and into the upper left corner at the 27th minute and then the penalty kick as the finale.
 
U.S. President Barack Obama's two most ambitious trade deals appear increasingly in trouble, victims of electoral politics at home and in Europe and a ticking clock on his administration.
 
Turkey's week-old cross-border operation in Syria could become a drawn-out affair that stokes tensions with Washington if Ankara continues to take the fight to U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters, analysts say.
 
Eight years after the first woman in Egypt won a conviction against a man for sexual harassment, activists and lawyers see progress in transforming attitudes and more harassers being jailed.
 
Is Donald Trump softening his hard-line immigration stance to a "fair and humane" policy ahead of November's U.S. presidential election? Or is he still intent on deporting millions who entered the United States illegally?
 
Friday, Sept. 9, marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Mao Zedong, who led the Communist revolution to victory in 1949.
 
War-torn South Sudan's slide into chaos resumed last month with fresh fighting in the capital Juba that forced rebel leader turned vice president and peace deal signatory Riek Machar to flee.
 
The cruel murder of an 84-year-old Catholic priest in France by two Muslim youths, who slit the fragile man's throat during a morning mass he was conducting in his serene church, left me numb for days.
 
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