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January, 21, 2017

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This season, let's examine whether we give enough, and in time, to those really in need.
 
You may have read last Wednesday in a local newspaper about a special kind of convenience store in the Xinyi district of Taipei that called it quits this past week. This is a place and a story that offers lessons to ponder.
 
Christmas season is also the anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, the largest land battle in the history of the United States. On Dec. 16, 1944, Nazi Germany launched an enormous offensive through the quiet, thinly-defended Ardennes Forest in Belgium. Adolf Hitler and planners in Berlin achieved total surprise. German forces rapidly gained ground.
 
It was only an abstention, but it was a long time coming. With just weeks left in office, Barack Obama finally gave vent to his frustration with Israel.
 
President-elect Donald Trump indicated Friday he did not fear a new arms race and warned the United States would match any move by another country to boost its nuclear arsenal, in a spectacular new foray into foreign policy.
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It was once conventional wisdom in Washington that the prospect of assuming command of U.S. foreign relations would force Donald Trump to tone down the shoot-from-the-hip style of his campaign.
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As the world braces itself for terrorist attacks in this festive season, humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi's life and work are a reminder of the true essence of Islam.
 
More than just a trusted adviser, Kellyanne Conway earned the nickname "Trump Whisperer" on the U.S. presidential campaign trail for an uncanny ability to soothe and soften the brash real estate magnate.
 
Before Donald Trump has even arrived in the White House, Iran says the United States has already violated the nuclear deal and threatened to build atomic-powered ships in retaliation. Is the historic accord at risk?
 
He was a first-term senator-turned-president, a former law professor with little experience in economics or management. When he entered the White House he had one essential task: piece together the shards of a shattered U.S. economy.
 
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