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How The Secret Service Protects The President's Hawaii Vacation

It's not news to anyone that when the president comes to town, he comes with a ton of security. But when the president comes to a small island in the middle of the Pacific -- a small island that is already home to the nation's second worst traffic -- his security apparatus is a bit more …

Former NY gov Eliot Spitzer announces end of his marriage

Disgraced former New York governor Eliot Spitzer has finally gotten the heave-ho from his long-suffering wife Silda.<p>The estranged couple — whose relationship has been on the rocks since the hooker scandal that forced Spitzer from office — said Tuesday night that their 26-year marriage was kaput.<p>The …

Associated Press News

Associated Press News

China celebrates Mao's birthday, but events scaled back | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China celebrated the 120th birthday of Mao Zedong, the founder of modern China, on Thursday, but with scaled-back festivities as President Xi Jinping embarks on broad economic reforms which have unsettled leftists.<p>People look on as a man in a Red Army hat stands next to a statue …

Japan’s Hawkish PM Abe Visits Controversial Shrine That Honors War Criminals

He could only stay away for so long. On Dec. 26, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, where wartime criminals …

Languages of India. Source

Languages of India. Source

Dutch East India Company, Trade Network, 18th Century reddripper:More explanation here

More explanation here.<p>On a side note, this is the reason why Singapore is so prosperous: they took over the role of commercial center in Southeast Asia from Java. They took our jerbs!

Impending Japan-China war has the makings of a Clancy classic

On Nov. 23, China announced the creation of a newly expanded air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea, overlapping a large …

Why Americans Are So Angry

Grim findings have been coming thick and fast. Most Americans no longer see President Barack Obama as honest. Half think that he "knowingly lied" to pass his Obamacare health law.<p>Fewer than one in five trust the government in Washington to do what is right all or most of the time.<p>Confidence in …

Can the Arctic be protected?

One of the more regrettable conclusions from 2013 is that the Arctic cannot and will not be preserved and kept pristine from the process of economic …

Singapore riot: PM Lee Hsien Loong urges restraint

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1035000/1035156_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524883688_060a373f44c138bd613ae6efe52e29fb<p><b>Singaporeans have been urged by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong not to "tarnish" their view of migrants, following a rare riot sparked by the death of</b> …

Asia

Legality of corporal punishment in Europe U5K0:Green - Corporal punishment prohibited in schools and the home

• Green - Corporal punishment prohibited in schools and the home<br>• Blue - Corporal punishment prohibited in schools only<br>• Red - Corporal punishment not prohibited

Will a Tiny, Submerged Rock Spark a New Crisis in the East China Sea?

South Korea's expanded air defense identification zone now encompasses Socotra Rock, which also falls within the Chinese and Japanese zones.<p>There is a submerged rock in the Yellow Sea that seafaring Korean families once believed to be the home of the spirits of dead fishermen. The rock’s name in …

Crop production per capita in the world

Crop production per capita in the world.

Asia’s Historical Furies

As US Vice President Joe Biden just discovered on his tour of Japan, China, and South Korea, the American novelist William Faulkner’s observation – …

Joe Biden

19th century ships tracks show the outlines of the continents

19th century ships tracks show the outlines of the continents<p>yaph:<p>From the article Reading digital sources: a case study in ship’s logs

Putin orders Russian military to boost Arctic presence

<b>Russian President Vladimir Putin has told his military leadership they should build up their forces in the Arctic as a priority.</b><p>Commending the recent restoration of an airfield in the region, he said Russia needed to use every means to protect its national interests in the region.<p>He was speaking …

Russia

Why The GOP Civil War Just Exploded Out Into The Open — Again

On Dec. 12, House Speaker John Boehner finally conveyed the bewildered sentiment that so many Republicans shared as far back as August.<p>Speaking at a press conference where he said outside conservative groups have "lost all credibility," Boehner referenced comments that Heritage Action CEO Michael …

North Korea Executes Leader's Uncle

The uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was tried in a military tribunal on Thursday and summarily executed according to reports from …

Even the Chinese are Rapping Cambodian Knuckles

Beating-up on Cambodia over corruption and human rights violations has become something of a regional sport. In its latest survey, Transparency …

Very good on paper

ON SATURDAY morning, December 14th, America's secretary of state, John Kerry, will travel to Vietnam. One of his talking points, according to the …

Japan boosts military forces to counter China

<b>Japan's cabinet has approved a new national security strategy and increased defence spending in a move widely seen as aimed at China.</b><p>Over the next five years, Japan will buy hardware including drones, stealth aircraft and amphibious vehicles.<p>The military will also build a new marine unit, an …

China

Which Countries Are Running Out Of Water

Which Countries Are Running Out Of Water

Julia Gillard

When Julia Gillard sat down at the end of her lacerating attack on “misogyny” in politics last year, it was seen as a moment of catharsis. Some women …

Youth Unemployment in the EU

Youth Unemployment in the EU