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Thursday, September 11, 2014
Friendliness can hide discrimination too
Evan Centanni is the founder of geography news website www.polgeonow.com and a keen observer of Taiwan
While the world's attention was focused on the airstrikes and rockets over Gaza and Israel this summer, a wave of violence hit the streets of Jerusalem — and is still roiling parts of this divided city at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Ukraine's last cease-fire collapsed quickly. This one may last — because it's in Russian President Vladimir Putin's interests.
The dichotomy between perception and reality appears more pronounced when one starts assessing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his performance in the first 100 days of his government.
The love-hate relationship between England and Scotland has been marked by bloodthirsty medieval battles, royal marriages and executions, followed by centuries of political and social unity.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
China is warning Britain in no uncertain terms not to stick its nose into Hong Kong affairs, despite the fact that the two countries co-signed the Sino-British Joint Declaration in 1984 and registered it with the United Nations as an international treaty whose terms will last until 2047.
Mongolia was a Soviet satellite for decades but now fears economic domination by China, with this week's visit by Russia's Vladimir Putin, hard on the heels of Xi Jinping, highlighting its delicate balancing act, analysts say.
On February 2011, the Supreme Court in Nepal handed down a landmark decision to the Dolakha District Administration Office (DAO) to provide Nepali citizenship to one Suntali Dhami on the basis of descent from her mother, who held a Nepali citizenship.
All Gavin Jones has to do is scan the shelves of his impossibly quaint shop on England's border with Scotland to know he'll have a big problem if the Scots declare independence next week.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked India's independence day on Aug. 15th by delivering his first “Address to the Nation” from the ramparts of India's historic Red Fort, he lived up to his reputation for an ability to communicate with an audience, particularly the “common man.”
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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