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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
In one month, the United Kingdom votes in a general election likely to put the nail in the coffin of two-party politics and herald an uncertain future of coalitions, alliances and horse-trading.
South Korea's exports dropped 4.2 percent from a year earlier in March, following the 0.7 percent and 3.4 percent losses in January and February, respectively, according to data released by the central bank last week.
The Indonesia government made the right decision in unblocking Islamist websites, but not because blocking them was undemocratic.
Monday, April 6, 2015
A popular proverb whose origin is attributed to Joseph Kennedy, father of President John F. Kennedy, is "When the going gets tough, the tough get going."
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Hillary Rodham Clinton can claim a piece of the victory if the U.S. and other world powers ultimately complete a final nuclear deal with Iran.
A year since the start of the fighting in eastern Ukraine, Vladimir Putin may not have emerged the winner in his showdown with the West but he has not lost either, analysts say.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Some folks may picture Taipei as a fishbowl of sorts for so-called foreigners. It is not unusual for local friends to assume that quite a few of us from outside the country are all but automatic acquaintances or actual friends of foreigners they happen to know of. Don't we "lao wai" all know each another? Don't we all move in the same circles? Ha ha.
The visit of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington has dominated news headlines and discussion. Meanwhile, the visit of another leader of an important U.S. ally has received far less coverage.
The framework nuclear deal sealed by world powers and Iran leaves major questions: Could Iran cheat? Possibly. Would the U.S or anyone else be able to respond in time? In theory, yes. Are they prepared to use military force? Questionable.
From the far right to the radical left, populist parties across Europe are being courted by Russia's Vladimir Putin who aims to turn them into allies in his anti-EU campaign.
  
  
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