The world’s most famous carnival kicked off Friday to pulsating samba beats when legendary King Momo symbolically received a giant key to Rio de Janeiro from the city’s major. Festivities will last until Wednesday.
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Shannon K. O’Neil discusses the role illegal immigration plays in the 2012 U.S. presidential race and says the rhetoric does not always match up to current immigration realities.
The EU on Friday lifted sanctions on 51 individuals and 20 entities in Zimbabwe “to encourage further progress” in a power-sharing agreement, though extending sanctions on President Robert Mugabe and other senior officials.
A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: UN nuclear officials visit Iran for a second time; a Friends of Syria meeting is held in Tunis; and G
The UK government has paid out STG2 million over the dention of 40 child asylum seekers, some of whom were survivors of torture in their home countries.
Jason Overdorf India is angling to build a $300-billion transnational power grid to exploit the huge hydroelectric power generation of its neighbors. But if it’s past record in making friends (or dams) comes into play, it may
Researchers said the legendary Bhut Jolokia Ghost Pepper has been unseated as the hottest pepper in the world by a chile with an equally fearsome name: the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion.
The numerous changes in the healthcare sector are forcing stakeholders to develop new business models to prosper, to survive. Among health insurers, this means one thing: diversification. Health reform was the nail in the coffin of yesterday’s business model, a model that…
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney writes that “the character of the Chinese government–one that marries aspects of the free market with suppression of
This report by International Economy presents views of several influential economic thinkers on whether enactment of tax reform should be a top priority.
Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara was chosen to serve as the next head of the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, at a summit on Friday in
Reuters – Flags flew on Martyrs Square in Tripoli and crowds across Libya gave voice on Friday to joy at being free of Muammar Gaddafi, as the anniversary of their revolt offered brief respite from fears that it has brought them only
Local high school newspapers, in an effort to stay alive and relevant, are going digital.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s congress has approved a law aimed at fighting organized crime and terrorism, though opposition lawmakers say they fear it could be used to crack down on dissent.
President Barack Obama welcomed China’s presumptive premier at the White House Tuesday but also set the tone for future relations between the two world powers.
Interior designer Wendy Albano, who had worked with celebrities such as Derek Jeter, was murdered in her hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday.
When Kim Jong Un was declared heir apparent of North Korea in December, Choe Kwan Ik was probably one of the few people in Tokyo who knew who the kid was.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Britain is appointing a new ambassador to Somalia, resuming its diplomatic presence after more than 20 years of upheaval.
As news spread of the death of Times reporter Anthony Shadid, Mr. Shadid’s fellow journalists took to Twitter to express their admiration.
A lawyer for Khader Adnan, a Palestinian prisoner who has refused to eat since being detained two months ago by Israel, said he could die “at any
Embattled UK paper The Sun’s still got it, bringing Australia the tale of a man bitten ‘Down Under’ while answering call of nature in Tasmania. read more
The project has the support of IBM’s World Community Grid. Clean water is one of the UN Millennium Goals . Worldwide 1.2 billon people lack access to safe drinking water, and 2.6 billion have little or no sanitation, which is a …
One out of every five Europeans dies from environmentally-related diseases, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) warned today, noting that poorer citizens are more exposed to such risks than their
LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal seeks to sell 1.5 billion euros in treasury bills on Wednesday, in a test of its ability to raise short-term funds after a recent surge in its long-term bond rates have raised fears it may be forced to follow Greece and seek
LIMA (Reuters) – A earthquake of 6.3 magnitude rattled the coast of Peru early on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
Iran in the cross-hairs, but why would Tehran risk alienating New Delhi? Jason Overdorf In India, the Iran-Israel bomb mystery lingers on, nearly a week after a minor explosion injured an Israeli diplomat’s wife and her driver outside a market popular …
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia has forcibly moved tens of thousands of semi-nomadic people in the country’s west to barren villages and threatened, assaulted and arrested those who resisted, an international rights group said in a report Tuesday.
The Taunton Daily Gazette took home three awards Saturday at the New England Newspaper & Press Association’s annual Better Newspapers contest.
The Bahrain Grand Prix is still on for April, despite opposition protests marking the one-year anniversary of a civil uprising against the minority rule in the Gulf kingdom.
Chilmark Research tends to shy away from the thorny, nearly intractable issues of privacy and security of Personal Health Information (PHI) (we’ll leave that to the lawyers and policy wonks to figure out). However one thing is very clear: …