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 //   //  April 23, 2014  //  7 Comments

Ukraine 2014

See also Russia in 2014 David (Jones): Crisis in Ukraine: Splitting Ukraine could prove the best solution vs David Kilgour: Crisis in Ukraine: A lesson in Finnish history may be the key to a peaceful conclusion […]

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 //   //  April 21, 2014  //  8 Comments

Mali 2012 -2014

The brave saga of Timbuktu: (National Geographic) Abdel Kader Haidara had made it his life’s work to document Mali’s illustrious past. When the jihadists came, he led the rescue operation to save 350,000 manuscripts. 13 February […]

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China: government and governance

Asia Society China File China in 2014: The three Rs By Robert Daly, director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Wilson Center. (CNN) Three stories dominate American coverage of China […]

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U.K. in 2013

Remote, oil-rich Shetland elbows way into Scotland’s independence vote (Reuters UK) As the Scottish independence vote nears, Shetland’s council has joined forces with two other island councils, Orkney and the Western Isles, to ask for greater […]

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Education: demographics and trends 2013 – 2014

“Every Major’s Terrible,” as Performed by an Actual University Chorus Randall Munroe’s cynical ode to undergraduate indecision is a clever parody of Gilbert & Sullivan’s I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General, performed by […]

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Canada’s last big wild and crazy dream
April 24, 2014  //  No Comments
Opinion: Canada’s last big wild and crazy dream By Guy Stanley, Special to The Gazette 18 April 2014 Despite its boost ...
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Wednesday Night # 1677
April 23, 2014  //  No Comments
Very happy to welcome back Anita Nowak, who will introduce her friend Giorgi Megrelishvili. The multilingual Georgi has ...
Canada Economy 2014
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The Budget The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be cur ...
Water drop
April 23, 2014  //  6 Comments
More on Water and on Thirst  a powerful slide show on water ; Stockholm International Water Institu ...