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Why China is a Time Bomb

December 13, 2017
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Why China is a Time Bomb

China has the fastest growing economy in the world. This has been true for more than twenty years. It is now a country of w6ealth. But it is still a country of poverty.

Economists know there will be differences between

News Analysis

Jerusalem at the Center of a Storm

December 11, 2017
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Jerusalem at the Center of a Storm

Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. But until last week, no nation agreed. Then U.S. President Trump did what no one else would. He said, “Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.”

Most of the world said Trump had done something

More disaster ahead in Yemen

An Evil Man Dies — a War Goes On

December 6, 2017
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An Evil Man Dies — a War Goes On

Ali Abdullah Saleh was the ruthless ruler of Yemen for thirty-three years. His leadership was corrupt and brutal. He made millions of dollars for himself and his family. He was a strongman like Saddam Hussein and Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.

In

Did Russia Try to Help Donald Trump Become President?

December 4, 2017
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Did Russia Try to Help Donald Trump Become President?

It is a question on the minds of many. If Russia tried to help Trump, how did they do it? Were they successful? Was Russia for Trump or against Hillary Clinton?

Vladimir Putin is president of Russia. He does not

The Pope in Myanmar: Do Not Say “Rohingya”

November 29, 2017
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The Pope in Myanmar: Do Not Say “Rohingya”

Pope Frances is in Myanmar (Burma). His goal is to bring his message of faith and peace to the people.

Rakhine is a state in Myanmar. It is or was the home of the Rohingya people. They are Muslims in

America No Longer Leading the World

November 27, 2017
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America No Longer Leading the World

Russia, Turkey, and Iran met in Sochi, Russia to plan the future of Syria and the Middle East. The United States was not invited.

It is not that the U.S. is not involved in the Middle East. For example,

America Pulling Up the Welcome Mat

November 22, 2017
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America Pulling Up the Welcome Mat

Fewer foreign tourists and students are coming to America. And that is only the beginning.

Many people want to come to America. Most of the time, most of the people who come to America do so in a legal manner.

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Manus Island: No Asylum, No Food, No Hope

November 20, 2017
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Manus Island: No Asylum, No Food, No Hope

But still, the asylum seekers held on Manus Island stay alive. Even as the spirits and mental health of the men fail.

For now, some of the refugees held on the Island sneak out at night. They ferry

Saudi Arabia Upending Arab World

November 13, 2017
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Saudi Arabia Upending Arab World

Saudi Arabia was the most conservative Arab nation. It restricted the freedom of its women. Only recently has it allowed females to drive.

It made peace with the religious Wahhabi zealots within the country. Many trace Islamic terrorism to Saudi

The Chinese are Coming

November 6, 2017
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The Chinese are Coming

Xi Jinping is the head of China. He runs the government, the armed forces, and the Communist Party.  Mr. Xi became strong by fighting corruption in China. This allowed him to get rid of enemies. The Chinese Party Congress reelected

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Salt and High Blood Pressure are Partners

More Americans than ever have high blood pressure.

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Blood Pressure: Do You Need It?

Yes, you do. If you do not have blood pressure, it means you are dead. So we all need blood...

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