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Irma: A Meditation on Hurricanes and the Bahamas

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 20:19:40 +0000

"I do not believe that Bahamians should fear hurricanes the way we do...I believe we should look hard at ourselves and work out why we handle major storms so well."

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Azerbaijan Runs $2.9 Billion ‘Laundromat’ but Soros and the ‘Armenian Lobby’ Are to Blame

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 11:03:43 +0000

"The Azerbaijani operation...was likely designed primarily to obscure the origin and destination of dirty money."

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Hurricane Irma Hits an Already Crisis-Ridden Puerto Rico

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 22:45:27 +0000

Puerto Rico, an island already broken by a bitter economic and political crisis, suffers through the tragic passing of Hurricane Irma.

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In Quest for ‘Ideological Security’, China Pushes to Extend Communist Party Influence Inside Tech Firms

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 13:45:57 +0000

Until recently, companies had no obligation to participate in Communist Party activities. But now informal political pressure to do so is getting stronger and stronger.

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Starbucks Opening in Turkmenistan Is Fake News

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 12:11:14 +0000

"At the fake "Starbucks" cafe, a "grande" cappuccino costs 12.50 manats, over twice its average cost in other trendy Ashgabat cafes."

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#GoHazeFree Campaign Encourages Singapore Restaurants to Use Sustainable Palm Oil

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 15:01:15 +0000

"Palm oil producers will be more motivated if more people demand haze-free palm oil."

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Could Trinidad and Tobago’s Media Shake Up Usher in a Return to ‘Total Local’ Programming?

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 03:11:42 +0000

While the commitment to local content excites filmmakers and media producers, state media employees share concerns over job security, especially in a slow economy.

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Blaming Social Media Comments, a Russian Tycoon Announces He's Done With Macedonian Sports

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 12:18:05 +0000

"All over the world fans insult and badmouth club presidents, yet no president has left a club because of that."

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Why Is the Biggest Sugar Mill in Western Cuba Economically and Environmentally Inefficient?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:10:57 +0000

For years, the biggest sugar mill in Western Cuba has had the worst harvest.

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‘Dagdag Gastos’ Calculator Debunks Philippine Government Claim That Tax Reform Will Benefit the Poor

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:27:22 +0000

"Ultimately, more Filipino families will have to shoulder added expenses to their already gravely inadequate incomes."

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China’s Taobao Faces Storm For Selling Personalised Messages Delivered by African Children

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 06:41:29 +0000

"Disgraceful! Taobao should put an end to these shops and investigate vendors for false advertising and malicious anti-black racism!"

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A Young Engineer From Niger Is Taking on Industrial Air Pollution With His Invention

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:23:25 +0000

The T-shaped device captures the CO2-containing heavy substances from the fumes via an affinity-based chemical assay that binds CO2 particles.

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What's Behind the Success of Satirical Media in Hong Kong?

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 01:56:54 +0000

"The reason why Most100’s parodies are so popular is related to the reality that people cannot change society and so they can only take pleasure in satires."

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Five Days After His Essay Went Viral, Chinese Author Apologizes for ‘Imprecise’ Writing on Beijing's Economic Boom

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 06:59:00 +0000

Zhang's viral essay commented on Beijing's rapid economic and architectural development and rising economic inequality.

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Apple Removes Apps Offering Virtual Private Networks from Its China Store

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 13:31:13 +0000

"It represents the most drastic measure the Chinese government has taken to block the use of VPNs to date, and we are troubled to see Apple aiding China’s censorship efforts."

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