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Antarctica hits record high temperature at balmy 63.5°F | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - An Argentine research base near the northern tip of the Antarctic peninsula has set a heat record at a balmy 63.5° Fahrenheit (17.5 degrees Celsius), the U.N. weather agency said on Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Two Adelie penguins stand atop a block of melting ice on a rocky shoreline at …

What ISIS Fighters Think of Trump

The president has given terrorist groups a propaganda victory beyond their wildest dreams.<p>Nine days after 9/11, George W. Bush declared during an address to a joint session of Congress that every nation now “has a decision to make,” that “either you are with us or with the terrorists.” Jihadists …

Girls' Education Is Key To Fighting Global Poverty

Whether you go to school should not depend on your gender. Yet for 130million girls around the world, being female means they miss out on an …

Economic diversification: A priority for action, now more than ever

The global economy is stagnating, and uncertainty about its future is rising. These trends weigh heavily on countries that depend on the production …

Border-Adjusted Tax Plans Try to Strike a Balance

Corporate tax reform is a top priority of Congress and the Trump administration, with varying proposals calling for replacement of the current …

Can Switzerland become the world's digital safe?

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The Resilience Of Globalization And The U.S. Dollar

<b>The conventional narrative is that in the aftermath of the Great Financial Crisis, the economic and political elites in Europe and America are in</b> …

Globalization

In Afghanistan, Raising the Quality of Girls’ Education for A Better Future

The Education Quality Improvement Program (EQUIP) aims to increase access to quality basic education across the country, especially for girls.<p>Photo …

How do we prepare for the Artificial Intelligence Society?

At the recent Davos 2017, Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World Economic Forum in conversation with Sergey Brin, co-Founder of Alphabet Google, described his book the 4th Industrial Revolution1 published just a year ago, as rapidly evolving with the rise of artificial intelligence2. While this …

The Political Problems Facing Trump's Economic Plan

The president outlined a three-part agenda in his Tuesday address that divides Republicans and disadvantages his voter base.<p>In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Trump outlined a three-part economic plan. First, he called for an increase in military spending—his budget …

Health Care

'Dollars' All Along, There Are No Winners

China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) on November 11, 2001. Its membership took a decade and a half to achieve, no small wonder given that …

Trump's Trade Ideas As Bad As Ever, Despite Refined Tone Of Speech

President Trump’s efforts at sounding civilized in his address to Congress Tuesday will certainly improve his approval ratings, but the plans he voiced on international trade policy were as irrational as ever.<p>Let’s take them one-by-one.<p><b>“Nearly 94 million Americans are out of the labor …

U.S. Not Bound by WTO Decisions, Trump Warns in Trade Agenda

The U.S. isn’t bound by decisions made at the World Trade Organization, President Donald Trump’s administration said in outlining a new trade agenda …

Economy

How to actually do breathing meditation properly to reduce stress and anxiety

You may have heard about taking deep breaths and counting to ten when you’re angry or stressed. You may also have been told “just breathe” when you …