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September 3, 2015 3 Comments

Migrants Board Trains In Budapest But International Borders Remain Closed

Hungary’s prime minister claimed the crisis was a “German problem” and argued that migrants need to be told to stop coming.

September 3, 2015 Comment

China Marks Anniversary Of WWII’s End

A massive parade of tanks, missiles and troops marked the anniversary of Japan’s surrender and the end of WWII.

September 2, 2015 2 Comments

Claims On The Arctic Heat Up With The Climate

As ice melts in the Arctic Ocean, who has access to what in this increasingly accessible part of the world?

September 2, 2015 8 Comments

Four Finalists In New Zealand Flag Competition

New Zealand residents will vote on a winner later this year, and then in March, they will vote on whether to actually replace the flag.

August 31, 2015 5 Comments

Visiting The Girls Who Escaped Boko Haram

Freelance journalist Joshua Hammer recounts his visit with three of the girls, who are now at the American University of Nigeria.

August 31, 2015 5 Comments

Corruption Scandal Rocks Guatemala

Thousands of people have filled the streets of the Guatemalan capital in recent days, demanding the president’s resignation.

August 28, 2015 3 Comments

How Immigration Is Playing Out In Greece And Japan

While refugees have been flooding into Greece, on the other side of the world in Japan, the picture is about as different as it could be.

August 27, 2015 3 Comments

Global Turmoil Spurs Decline In Commodities

Key commodities like oil and copper continue to slide, and could have big implications on domestic and world markets.

August 26, 2015 2 Comments

Mount Everest Reopened To Climbers

Seven-time Mount Everest summiter Peter Athans says Nepal needs tourists now more than ever.

August 26, 2015 2 Comments

How Insulated Is U.S. Economy From Volatility In China?

China’s main index closed down again today, in what has been a very turbulent week for markets in that country and around the world.

August 26, 2015 4 Comments

Stephen Hawking’s New Theory On Black Holes

The famed physicist has presented a new idea on on one of the most complicated things in the universe: black holes.

August 25, 2015 Comment

Has The Arab Spring Arrived In Lebanon?

Columnist Rami Khouri says protests over trash in Beirut are a mirror reflection of uprisings in other Arab countries.

August 25, 2015 3 Comments

Jimmy Carter’s Fight To Eradicate The Guinea Worm

The former president and founder of The Carter Center said he wants the last guinea worm to die before he does.

August 25, 2015 Comment

Even If U.S. Economy Weathers Chinese Downturn, Emerging Markets May Get Hit

Indonesia, South Africa and Brazil are a few of the countries that depend on Chinese demand for cheap goods and commodities.

August 24, 2015 13 Comments

U.S. Immigration By The Numbers

In the first part of our series this week on immigration, we look at how immigrant demographics and numbers have changed.

August 24, 2015 4 Comments

How You Should Respond To A Stock Market Plunge

Business analyst Jill Schlesinger looks at what’s happening with the markets, and how individuals with investments should respond.

August 24, 2015 Comment

China’s ‘Black Monday’ Sends Global Stock Markets Tumbling

Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial, discusses the stock market plunge and whether there’s an end in sight.

August 21, 2015 Comment

Author: Russia Published Books I Didn’t Write

A publishing house in Moscow has published two books that Edward Lucas didn’t write under his name. And he’s not alone.

August 21, 2015 3 Comments

Buick Wants To Move More Production To China

The majority of Buicks are already produced and sold in China, where it doesn’t have the same image problem as in the U.S.

August 20, 2015 Comment

North And South Korea Trade Shots

The rival neighbors exchanged artillery shells today. There were no reports or injury or damage, but the incident is another sign of tensions.

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September 2 9 Comments

Why Head Lice Are Becoming More Drug-Resistant

Some of these small parasites have been mutating and are now resistant to many over-the-counter medications.

September 1 12 Comments

Favorite Son Hopes To Revive Michigan Football

The story of what's happened at Michigan over the last decade plays out in a new book by John Bacon.

September 1 3 Comments

Living With ALS In The Ice Bucket Age

Corey Reich was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in 2007 when he was 21. Now 29, he continues to do well.

August 31 Comment

Adapting ‘The Boys In The Boat’ For Young Adult Readers

Daniel James Brown decided to adapt his book after an increasing number of young people told him they loved the story.