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Myanmar’s First Free Election in 25 Years

Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League of Democracy appears to have won in a landslide. But...<p>On Wednesday, Myanmar’s president, Thein Sein, congratulated Aung San Suu Kyi, whose National League for Democracy (NLD) appears to be close to an absolute majority in the country’s first free elections in 25 …

Asia

Why authoritarian rulers are worried

<b>(CNN) —</b> Falling oil prices, pitiless civil wars, and the rapidly growing number of refugees have put much of the world in crisis mode, but authoritarian states are being hit especially hard.<p>This is no coincidence. As recently as a year ago, the autocratic rulers of China, Russia, Egypt, and other …

Greece’s real tragedy is that it’s just the second act in a ‘crisis trilogy’ threatening the rest of the world

Euro,Greece,World news,Banking,Economics,Europe,Eurozone crisis,Royal Dutch Shell,Financial crisis,Business,Global economy,Mergers and acquisitions<p>Even as the country turns out to the polls this weekend, financial disasters, or the potential for them, are starting to appear in countries all over …

Europe

Why Europe needs economic migrants

How heartwarming it is to land in Germany, where football fans hold up banners welcoming refugees from the war-ravaged Middle East. Germany is the …

J.J. Abrams Broke His Back Trying to Rescue Harrison Ford on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The filmmaker suffered more for Star Wars than you ever will.<p>Over the course of a seven-minute segment on <i>The Daily Show</i>, <b>J.J. Abrams</b> managed to accomplish several impressive feats: debut an on-point <b>Woody Allen</b> impression; dodge countless attempts by the show’s host to get details about <i>Star Wars:</i> …

Greece blinked and its past 6 months of chaos have been a complete waste

Those were the words of Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany's finance minister and the nightmare of Europe's anti-austerity movements. And looking at the bailout proposal that Greece submitted to its creditors on Thursday night, he wasn't wrong.<p>The Greek government is accepting the overwhelming majority of …

Europe

No, Far Cry 4 isn't missing that feature, you're just a pirate

Far Cry 4 gamers on PC who complain that the game has no field-of-view controls are outing themselves as playing pirated copies of the game.<p>This is per the game's director, Alex Hutchinson, who noted that pirated copies lack the visual feature. It was applied to the game through a day-one …

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