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On the last leg of his Asian diplomacy trip, President Trump stopped in the Philippines. The trip lasted nearly two weeks, the longest stop of which has made multiple headlines. The president seems to have struck a friendly tone with Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte, praising him during the ASEAN Summit. ...
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A start-up ride-hailing app is changing the way women in Karachi, Pakistan conduct their everyday lives. Careem, the new taxi-hailing service, is working to combat the limited and often failing transportation systems, limited access to cars, and female harassment. According to the New York Times, among women who ...
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Investigators have identified the New York terrorist attacker as Sayfullo Saipov, who killed eight and injured 11 in the city’s deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11. Saipov, who was driving a pick-up truck, plowed through the crowded streets in Manhattan along the Hudson River last Tuesday, reported the New ...
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After a British blogger uncovered one Australian politician’s status as a dual national, Australia’s High Court ruled that several federal lawmakers, who were also found to hold dual national citizenships were ineligible to run for their seats due to a 114-year-old law that prevents dual citizens from being ...
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When Catalan President Charles Puigdemont delayed the independence movement in a speech given on Oct. 3, supporters of Catalan independence, who make up about 40 percent of the population according to a Reuters poll, met the delay with disappointment. Now, nearly 25 days later, Catalan has declared their ...
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A British lawmaker claimed that it is “highly probable” that Russia meddled in the Brexit vote and called on the British government on Thursday to investigate. The opposition lawmaker, Ben Bradshaw of the Labour Party, claimed that the Russian and Chinese governments may have been involved in meddling in ...
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Hope for Myanmar’s success as a democracy is dwindling as weak leadership forms what The New York Times calls a “illiberal democracy.” Myanmar’s form of democracy represents the majority but fails to take into account any needs or rights of minorities. As the Times points out, citizens of Myanmar indicated ...
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Kenyan opposition leader Ralia Odinga withdrew his name from the presidential election on Tuesday, Oct. 10, just 15 days before the scheduled re-election against incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta. Odinga hopes his withdrawal will prompt the electoral commission to create reforms that will ensure a more credible election. In a ...
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Crowds at Catalan President Carles Puigdemont’s speech on Oct. 3 were disappointed to learn that Catalonia’s independence would be delayed to allow for negotiations with leaders in Madrid, according to the New York Times. After declaring independence on Oct. 1, separatists expected Mr. Puidgemont to affirm this declaration ...
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North Korea stole a huge cache of classified documents last year when they breached the computer network of the South Korean military. These documents included a wartime contingency plan jointly constructed by the United States and South Korea, said Mr. Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker on Tuesday. ...
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