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Monday, February 16, 2015
Kao Yu-jen, formerly the youngest speaker of the now defunct Taiwan Provincial Assembly and father-in-law of Kuomintang Chairman Eric Chu, fired a broadside in June 2013 to blast President Ma Ying-jeou as incompetent when the latter registered for re-election to continue doubling as leader of the ruling party.
I'll get straight to it this time. I don't believe in the idea of segregating school-going students with disabilities from mainstream education. I do not think it's a good idea to move all school-going children into special classes because they live with a disability.
The impending execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumuran, two members of the “Bali Nine” drug smuggling ring, have brought on increased anxiety and heightened regional/global tensions, coming on the heels of six executions carried out by Indonesia last month.
The ruling Saenuri Party Chairman Kim Moo-sung paid his respects at the grave of former President Roh Moo-hyun on Feb. 14, reciprocating the major opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy Chairman Moon Jae-in's visit to the graves of former President Syngman Rhee and former President Park Chung-hee at the National Cemetery on Feb. 9 on his first day as party chairman.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Question: What is the meaning of “credibility”? A dictionary says, “the quality that someone or something has that makes people believe or trust them.” Well, I am thinking, that makes sense.
“To jaw-jaw is better than to war-war,” said Winston Churchill in 1954, supporting the principle of nations negotiating. These wise words from a great leader should be kept in mind regarding Ukraine, where Russia has been aggressively supporting rebel forces.
Since the 1970s, the renewable energy sector has usually trembled each time oil goes through the “bust” phase of the commodity cycle.
The Cold War didn't end. It just took on a 24-year pause. The East-West showdown over Ukraine makes that clear.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
In recent years there's been a dearth of media coverage of the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan's troubled western region. What had once been a focus of both diplomatic and high profile celebrity efforts to detail human rights abuses during more than a decade of inter-ethnic conflict, has subsequently been bypassed by both crisis fatigue and a host of other larger African regional conflicts.
It used to be a sure shot thing: arrive as a foreign student in Canada, graduate with a degree or a diploma, and apply for permanent residency.
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