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Facebook (sort of) lifts ban on graphic videos

Oct 23, 2013
Nudity is still not okay, though.
Posted In: Facebook, censorship

Debt ceiling debate goes down under

Oct 23, 2013
Australia's debt ceiling debate didn't look too much like America's.
Posted In: Australia, debt ceiling

Six months after factory collapse in Bangladesh

Oct 22, 2013
Many people in Bangladesh want to see a change to building code and safety regulations
Posted In: Bangladesh, clothing sourcing, globalization

Iran's new president tries to reset relations with the US

Oct 21, 2013
U.S. and Iran relations could be summed up in one sentence: You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours.
Posted In: Iran, Rouhani, Iran sanctions

France gets the NSA treatment

Oct 21, 2013
The new revelation is part of Edward Snowden's latest leak.
Posted In: NSA leaks, nsa, Edward Snowden, France

For some Greeks, there’s work but no pay

Oct 15, 2013
Sometimes, you just can’t a break. And neither, it seems, can Greece.
Posted In: Greece, European debt crisis

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to chemical weapons watchdog

Oct 11, 2013
The Nobel Committee's decision highlights the Syrian conflict.
Posted In: Nobel Prize, syria

In Obama's absence, China takes center stage at APEC

Oct 8, 2013
All eyes are on China and its economy at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Bali.
Posted In: asia, China's Economy

Japan will increase its national sales tax by 3 percent

Oct 1, 2013
Japan is hiking its national sales tax, from 5 percent all the way to 8 percent.
Posted In: Japan, Shinzo Abe, sales tax, debt

After elections, Germany's economic policy will have far-reaching impact

Sep 23, 2013
Merkel's center-right bloc got an impressive share of the vote, but the pro-business party she's been in partnership with did poorly.
Posted In: Germany, Angela Merkel, CDU, Bundestag

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