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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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The Year of the Horse is about to end. It's been a year that horsed around a lot, with market volatility, oil shocks, air crashes, natural disasters and terrorist attacks.
Over the years, as self-anointed “defenders of the faith” have multiplied in a rightward-drifting Pakistan, the number of people accused of “offences against religion” has gone up exponentially.
Friday, February 13, 2015
The price of oil is on a wild ride, and there is little agreement on where it's headed.
It is about time for the Park Geun-hye administration to stop chasing its elusive goal of expanding welfare programs without tax increases. It is unfortunate for the country and possibly damning for future generations to continue to believe that people can enjoy greater welfare services without someone paying for it.
  
  
  
  
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