Month: November 2015

El Nino is back and may be stronger than ever

The latest cyclical warming of Pacific Ocean waters, first observed centuries ago and formally tracked since 1950, began earlier this…

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France is in long-term war against ISIL

France is at war and the country is in a trauma. President François Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls were…

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Paris attacks: The West’s fatal misunderstanding of Islamic State

The horrendous attacks on Paris have an eerie resemblance to the events of Sept. 11, 2001, in that they seem…

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Paris attack is Europe’s security nightmare

The series of coordinated attacks on multiple civilian locations in Paris on Friday night has long been the stuff of…

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What APEC means to poor people in Asia

“APEC leaders must remember the poor men and women, workers and farmers whose fate is in their hands.” Next week…

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Government plan for $3 bln overseas bond issue could make public debts unsustainable

The government has sought lawmakers’ approval to issue US$3 billion worth of bonds overseas to refinance its domestic debts due…

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