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We have once again entered the college commencement season, which means we'll soon be reading about uplifting graduation speeches delivered by prominent Americans. Or at least by prominent liberal Americans. It's becoming increasingly apparent that...
MALEH, West Bank — In remote Palestinian villages of the northern Jordan Valley, children read by gas lamp, and water must be purchased from miles away, even when electricity lines and water pipes to Israeli settlements run directly past their...
HERAT, Afghanistan — They sit in the sun harboring their lost histories, their forgotten dreams, their traces of funerals, graduations and stolen kisses. On dusty windshields, insurance stickers from Travelers and State Farm bear witness to wrecks...
MEXICO CITY — President Obama on Friday painted a sunny picture of a modern Mexico emerging from its past troubles, an attempt at rebranding that serves the political aims of both governments but clashes with the realities of a country beset by...
MEXICO CITY — After President Obama’s upbeat speech in Mexico on Friday, many in attendance said they were flattered by the description of their country, but others said they hardly recognized the place he had just described. “[That...
Tags: Barack Obama, Mexico City, Elections, Politics
During the 1960s, when most African nature reserves were being established, lions tended to be born free. But today, freedom doesn't always serve them well. Fifty years ago, human population densities were low in the areas where lions roamed. But...
WASHINGTON -- Global finance leaders agreed that nations must take stronger action to spur still-lagging and uneven economic growth and job creation. And they had a pointed message for the U.S.: For the sake of the rest of the world, address your longer-...
Tags: Productivity, Economy, Labor Markets, Finance, Public Finance
WASHINGTON — Britain and the Eurozone are steadfastly sticking to austerity measures despite increasing evidence that such action alone isn't working to revive their economies and is dragging down global growth. Such persistence, analysts said,...
This post has been corrected. See note below for details.JERUSALEM -- Embattled Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad resigned late Saturday after struggling for years against political rivals and lackluster public support. Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who in recent months had also clashed...
Barely a decade old, the BRICS alliance forged to challenge Western-dominated global economic strategy may already have outlived its purpose. The collaborative five-country bloc that came together to create a counterweight to the Group of 7 rich-...
Tags: Conservation, Finance, Brazil, China, Africa
DURBAN, South Africa — Leaders of the five so-called BRICS nations fueling global economic growth agreed to create a development bank to help fund their $4.5-trillion infrastructure plans — a direct challenge to the World Bank, which they...
Tags: Jacob Zuma, Finance, Brazil, Vladimir Putin, China
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — The film festival crowd had filled the last seats in the Cine Neerwaya and, when there was no room left, sat four abreast in the aisles. The opening credits hardly dimmed the buzz in the theater; for those who missed a...
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