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When news got out that U.S. President Barack Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping had reached an agreement on climate change, the American blogosphere lit up with negative...
“The world is on the brink of a new Cold War. Some say that it has already begun,” said Mikhail Gorbachev, the last president of the Soviet Union and the man who inadvertently...
In China, the Communists had just massacred the students in Tienanmen Square and won themselves another quarter-century in power. On the other hand, the Poles voted overwhelmingly...
“What we have today is a story based on speculation about what [German Chancellor] Angela Merkel might have said about something [British Prime Minster] David Cameron might say in...
The European Union’s decision-making processes lend new depth to the word incoherent, and the current British government’s default mode is nastiness, but they have both outdone...
Last Sunday (October 26), was a busy day: three elections, in three different continents, all of them offering at least the hope of better times. First, Brazil, where President...
“We would like to get to a prototype [of a nuclear fusion reactor] in five generations,” said Dr. Thomas McGuire, the director of the Revolutionary Technology division at Lockheed...
“The price of oil will hit its floor and it will rise again,” President Nicolas Maduro assured Venezuelans, whose shaky economy depends critically on a high oil price. “Venezuela...
It’s a slow process, this business of getting recognized as an independent state, but the Palestinians are making progress. In September of last year, Mahmoud Abbas, the long-...
To nobody’s great surprise, Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, has won a third five-year term by a landslide majority. It’s no surprise because Bolivia’s gross domestic product (...

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