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Trump won, and for his Argentine partners, that may be good for business

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

BUENOS AIRES — Donald Trump’s business partners in Argentina hadn’t made much headway on their plans for a 35-story, $100 million Trump Tower in the heart of Buenos Aires. Then, just days after Argentine President Mauricio Macri called to congratulate Trump on his Nov. 8 win, the American businessman's Argentine partners began promoting their project, […]

After Brexit and Trump’s victory, Europeans are beginning to like the E.U. again

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON — Europe appears to have gotten used to crises by now. The war in Ukraine, the influx of refugees and the Greece's debt woes have divided the continent. Surprisingly, two very different events that are being perceived as catastrophic in Europe could now help glue the political union back together. First, Britain voted to leave the European Union […]

Indian pilots say government’s proposed rules may force them to fly sick and endanger air safety

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

NEW DELHI — Indian pilot unions are angry with the government. They say the authorities have now proposed new rules that may force them to fly sick. Earlier this month, India’s civil aviation ministry proposed changes to create stricter rules on pilots reporting for flight duty. When pilots report being sick, according to the new government proposal, […]

Here’s what’s involved in impeaching a president in South Korea

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

There's a decent chance the National Assembly will vote to impeach Park Geun-hye, but it's far from clear that the conservative-leaning Constitutional Court would uphold a motion to force her from office.

‘Fake news’ threatens Germany’s election, too, says Merkel

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

In the wake of Donald Trump's shock Nov. 8 electoral victory, attention fell on the extent to which voter opinions could have been shaped by an epidemic of “fake news” websites that masqueraded as legitimate media outlets. Their articles — invented fluff with sensationalist headlines — found the eyeballs of a huge number of (mostly right-wing) readers. […]

What do you give the autocrat who has everything? His name on the capital city.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Kazakhstan's parliament has unanimously voted to rename its capital, Astana, for autocratic President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has led the country since 1989. It remains unclear whether Nazarbayev will approve the decision — he refused a similar move in 2008 — though the news agency Reuters notes that over the past few years the 76-year-old leader […]

Rohingya are fleeing a scorched-earth campaign in Burma. Bangladesh is sending them back.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

The broad estuary of the Naf River separates Bangladesh and Burma. On both sides of the Naf, armed forces have amassed of late. The countries aren't at war — against each other at least. Rather, the soldiers are on the lookout for members of the Rohingya ethnic group. Burma wants them out. Bangladesh wants them […]

Why are South Koreans so angry about presidential ‘Choi-gate’? Here are 4 reasons.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

SEOUL — South Korea’s president, Park Geun-hye, is fighting for her political life amid a scandal involving Choi Soon-sil, her close friend who has been dubbed “shadow president” for her role as a secret adviser. Choi, who is the daughter of a controversial religious leader and who has never held an official position, is suspected […]

These maps show how Russia has Europe spooked

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

MOSCOW — The Kremlin has brushed off Western concerns about its deployment of cutting-edge missile systems in its Kaliningrad enclave, saying that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was the one disrupting the strategic balance with its plans to put antimissile defenses on Russia's borders. Show More Summary

Marijuana is becoming a billion-dollar business in Canada. Now all it has to do is become legal.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

MONTREAL – It's been a wild ride for Canada's marijuana companies, whose stocks enjoyed an exhilarating high in recent days before mellowing out. Last week, marijuana stocks suddenly skyrocketed, leaving market analysts bewildered. The enormous upswing in stock prices was even more amazing given that the government is giving every indication it plans to go […]

Iran’s atomic chief doesn’t think Trump will scrap the nuclear deal

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Throughout the U.S. presidential election campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly articulated disgust for the nuclear deal reached last year between Iran and world powers and promised to scrap it if he took office. But though Trump won the election about two weeks ago, the head of Iran's nuclear program, Ali Akbar Salehi, doesn't appear too concerned about […]

Nigel Farage: Trump is ‘a very loyal man’

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON — It came as something of a shock to the British establishment that President-elect Donald Trump backed Nigel Farage to become the British ambassador to the United States. Throwing diplomatic protocol out the window, Trump tweeted overnight that Farage would do a “great job!” as Britain’s top diplomat in Washington. Many people would like to […]

The West’s major cities are the best defense against the tide of right-wing nationalism

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Toward the end of October, Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim mayor of London, addressed an event hosted by the London Jewish Forum that commemorated the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street, a famous street protest in the British capital that saw an alliance of local Jewish residents, Irish dockworkers, trade unionists and other laborers and leftists thwart a […]

How China’s latest economic stimulus plan undid Beijing’s efforts to clean its air

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

China may have declared a "war on pollution" nearly three years ago, but when push comes to shove, it’s still the economy that matters. Concerned about slowing growth, China’s government has propped up the economy this year with a massive stimulus spending package. That’s caused a property and investment boom, turned the taps of heavy industry […]

How Aleppo’s dwindling network of hospitals is adapting under the bombs

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

BEIRUT -- These days, hospitals feel like the most dangerous places to be in east Aleppo, doctors say. Throughout the city’s rebel-held districts, medical facilities are in the Syrian government’s crosshairs. The medical charity Doctors Without Borders has recorded 33 hospital attacks since the area came under siege in July, and the pace has only […]

Ambassador Ivana? How U.S. presidents get to choose America’s diplomats

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Ivana Trump, the Czech-born former wife of the president-elect, recently told the New York Post that she thought her former husband should appoint her as U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic. “[That] is where I’m from and my language and everybody knows me,” she explained. Ivana is just one of a number of rumored and hopeful ambassadors […]

Argentina denies news report that Trump sought personal favors

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

On his popular Sunday night program “Periodismo para Todos” (Journalism for All), the muckraking Argentine reporter Jorge Lanata and his guests delivered an explosive claim: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump asked the country’s president for help getting permits for a stalled Trump tower project in Buenos Aires. The story spread wildly across social media Monday morning, […]

Germany may be European stalwart against authoritarian populism, survey suggests

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Around the world, many experts see a global swing toward authoritarian populism — a loosely defined political ideology often centered around anti-establishment grievances and aggressive foreign policy positions. However, a recent study suggests that one major world power may show more resistance to these ideas than its peers: Germany. Show More Summary

Japan’s first gun-toting troops since WWII have deployed — to South Sudan

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Last year, in the middle of the night, tens of thousands of Japanese protesters gathered outside their country's parliament. Inside, legislators were engaged in a melee, as members of Japan's biggest opposition party tried to grab a microphone from the chairman of a special parliamentary committee. The dissenters had the support of the protesters outside. With […]

Peru welcomes Obama, but worries its U.S. trade deal could unravel under Trump

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

LIMA, Peru — As President Obama hobnobs with other heads of state at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit here on Saturday, there will be no disguising how the fierce protectionist rhetoric of his successor has rattled his Peruvian hosts. The Andean nation has long prided itself on its embrace of free trade. It was […]

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