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Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

New research shows that developing countries send trillions of dollars more to the west than the other way around. Why?<p>We have long been told a compelling story about the relationship between rich countries and poor countries. The story holds that the rich nations of the OECD give generously of …

World Economy

Everything you’ve heard about China’s stock market crash is wrong

This week’s Chinese stock market implosion has been widely viewed as a reaction to the Chinese government’s devaluing the yuan on Aug. 11—a move many presume was a frenzied bid to lower export prices and strengthen the economy.<p>This interpretation doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. First, Chinese …

Stock Markets

Wealthy parents create 'glass floor' to ensure children succeed regardless of talent

Children from wealthier families - but with less ability - are third more likely to become high earners than more gifted counterparts from poor families<p>Well-off parents create a "glass floor" for their less academically inclined children ensuring they "hoard the best opportunities" over poorer …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1</b><b>.</b> Greece missed its €1.6 billion (£1.14 billion, $1.79 billion) loan payment due to the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday, and the country is no longer receiving bailout funding for the first time since 2010.<p><b>2.</b> More than 100 people may have been killed after a military transport plane crashed …

Al-Qaeda

Palestine prepares to submit file that could see Israeli officials indicted

Submission to international criminal court follows UN Human Rights Council’s report on war in Gaza, accusing Israel and Hamas of potential war crimes<p>Between 10 and 11 o’clock on Thursday morning – if all goes according to schedule – the Palestinian foreign minister, Riyad al-Maliki, will arrive …

Israel

Relations between the US and China are getting tense

But both powers have incentives to calm the waters ahead of the Chinese leader's visit to Washington in the fall.<p>The two countries' top diplomats and finance officials meet here next week for the annual U.S.-China strategic and economic dialogue. The Obama administration says the two governments …

Join the fight against extreme poverty

We may not have flying cars or teleportation devices yet, but we do have some incredible technologies that are helping to make the world a better …

Natural Gas

We're starting to see how the Iran deal could directly affect war in the Middle East

Iran stands to gain hundreds of billions of dollars from a comprehensive nuclear deal with the West, a large portion of which could go to supporting its regional interventions and initiatives in Yemen, Iraq, and Syria.<p>"The White House seems deeply convinced that the money Iran may get will go to …

These Are the 5 Reasons Why the U.S. Remains the World's Only Superpower

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The Benghazi outrage we actually should be talking about

Newly revealed documents show how the CIA stood by as arms shipments from Libya enabled the rise of ISIS<p>What did the CIA know and when did they know it?<p>That's the real question that ought to be raised by a recently declassified Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report, obtained by Judicial Watch in …

Thousands flee as Shia militias mass outside Ramadi

The UN says nearly 25,000 people have fled from Ramadi since fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) captured the Iraqi city from government forces over the past few days.<p>Residents continue to flee, mainly towards the capital, Baghdad, as thousands of Shia militias were …

Middle East

ISIS seizes key Iraqi city of Ramadi: What happens next?

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS forces pushed east Monday from their fresh victory in Ramadi as the Iraqi government rushed reinforcements to shore up defensive lines meant to stop the terror group's advance.<p>Iraqi and U.S. officials promised eventual defeat for the self-proclaimed Islamic State, but the loss of the …

Islam

The UN's new education goal is ambitious and audacious. It has to be

We should all be restless to do more for the children of the world. That’s why in Korea this week, I’ll be urging the international community to take bold steps to ensure every child receives a quality education<p>I will be in Korea this week for the most important meeting on education in a …

Education

Fighting Climate Change Will Take Economic Innovation, Too

If any of us want to make a dent in the adverse effects of climate change in our lifetimes, we’ll need all hands on deck. That, in fact, is one of …

Is Iran creating its own state within Iraq?

Iraq and its security occupy a central part in the debate about a possible nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers. The Gulf Arab states fear that Tehran, boosted by the relaxation of economic sanctions, will try to expand and consolidate its “hegemonic” grip over the Middle East.<p>According …

Middle East

Nigeria's Electoral Surprise: Will Electing A Former Dictator Promote Democracy In Africa?

Nigerians have elected a new president, the first time an opposition candidate defeated an incumbent since the restoration of democracy in 1999. Despite his name, President Goodluck Jonathan’s political fortunes went bad. Muhammad Buhari, a 72-year-old former dictator and perennial presidential …

Africa

Memories likely can’t be erased: Research offers new clues to how we remember

A new study challenges more than a century of neuroscience and could radically change the way we treat PTSD<p>As intangible as they may seem, memories have a firm biological basis. According to textbook neuroscience, they form when neighboring brain cells send chemical communications across the …

What's in the Iran deal?

President Barack Obama said that the framework agreement announced Thursday between Iran and six world powers is a “good deal” that will increase Iran’s nuclear breakout time from around two to three months to more than a year.<p>But, of course, the devil’s in the details. Here they are, according to …

Nuclear Energy

Tiny bits of DNA control hunger neurons - Futurity

New research with fish and mice reveals how a little DNA can have a big influence on how the body regulates appetite and weight.

Iran and US nuclear talks enter final phase

US Secretary of State John Kerry has met his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Switzerland less than one week before an end-of-month deadline to secure a nuclear deal.<p>Kerry and Zarif and their teams met on Thursday in the Swiss resort town of Lausanne on Lake Geneva trying to overcome …

South Asia

Sri Lanka seeks improved relations with China

Sri Lanka's new president has held talks with his Chinese counterpart in a push to recalibrate his predecessor's strongly pro-China policies.<p>Maithripala Sirisena and Xi Jinping reaffirmed on Thursday the longstanding ties between their countries in a meeting in the Chinese capital, Beijing.<p>The …

Sri Lanka

NASA made an adorable video explaining climate change. l think a lot of people will FINALLY get it.

Here's your Hot Planet 101, courtesy of NASA. Take a minute to watch it, then we'll see how it's affecting life on earth <i>right now.</i><p>If the symptoms of …

Global Warming

FACT CHECK: Did Netanyahu go too far in US speech?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu overstated Iran's domination of the Middle East and understated the timespan of the …

South Asia

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Get ready for Greece to leave euro, says Greenspan

Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve makes his prediction as Greece's new prime minister outlines plans to keep the country afloat<p>The former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, has predicted that <b>Greece will be forced to exit the euro,</b> as its new prime minister outlined plans to …

Nigeria postponing presidential election amid Boko Haram violence

DAKAR, Senegal — Nigeria is postponing Feb. 14 presidential and legislative elections until March 28 because security forces fighting an Islamic …

How Will Obama Punish Netanyahu?

The White House is rightly apoplectic about Netanyahu’s address to Congress, but will Obama or Hillary sack up and let the Israelis know that it’s …

Israel

Assad seeks agreement over U.S. air strikes in Syria | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad has said U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria should be subject to an agreement with Damascus and Syrian troops should be involved on the ground.<p>Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is seen during an interview with the American …

Middle East

Obama shows mixed results in delivering on State of the Union promises

Close Guantanamo. End the Iraq war. Tax the rich. Increase nuclear power. Drill for oil in the Atlantic.<p>President Obama called for all these initiatives and more in previous State of the Union speeches. Some came to pass; others did not.<p>Tuesday's State of the Union address is likely to be similar …