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Fears of Maldives Crisis Ease After President Concedes Election Loss

MALÉ, Maldives — The Maldives’ Elections Commission on Monday declared a resounding presidential election victory for the opposition candidate, and after hours of tense waiting, the country’s authoritarian incumbent conceded [...]
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Ten Years after the Financial Crisis: Can It Happen Again?

“Bad government drives out good business.” I added this quote to the latest edition of “The Maxims of Wall Street,” because it applies so appropriately to the cause of the 2008 financial crisis. It was largely government, not private [...]
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Kavanaugh crisis bonds Trump with wary GOP

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President Donald Trump’s commitment to stacking the judiciary with conservative jurists may be his top selling point among traditional Republicans who find him distasteful in other ways. | Tasos Katopodis-Pool via Getty Images Share [...]
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Protesters Shut Afghan Election Offices as Political Crisis Brews

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Protesters demanding anti-fraud measures shut down the offices of Afghanistan’s election commission in three of the country’s major provinces on Saturday, just weeks before a vote for Parliament, the latest [...]
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The Financial Crisis: 10 Years Gone

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As someone with an obsessive penchant for good song lyrics, the first thing that popped into my mind when I thought of the 10-year anniversary of the September 2008 market meltdown was lyrics from the Led Zeppelin classic, “Ten Years Gone”: Then [...]
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Mediterranean Death Rate Is Highest Since 2015 Migration Crisis

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LONDON — The sea journey between North Africa and Italy is now deadlier than at any point since the peak of the European migration crisis in 2015, even as unauthorized migration along the route has fallen to its lowest level in the [...]
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How the Smallest State is Defeating America’s Biggest Addiction Crisis

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*/ ]]> CRANSTON, R.I. — By the time police caught Paul Roussell with heroin last summer, the 58-year-old lobster fisherman had been addicted to the drug for almost 10 years. He’d gone from sniffing two bags of heroin a day to 10, then [...]
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In Turkey Economic Crisis, Erdogan Is His Own Megaphone, Blaming the West

1 month ago | 0 comment
[unable to retrieve full-text content] Turkey’s president turns American actions against Turkey to his advantage, appealing to national pride and deflecting responsibility for the lira’s collapse. Source: NYT > World
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Turkey’s Currency Crisis Tests Erdogan’s Authoritarian Approach

1 month ago | 0 comment
[unable to retrieve full-text content] Turks are bracing for more financial turmoil. Economists warn that the problem is broader and deeper than a spat with the United States. Source: NYT > World
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Venezuela Is in Crisis but Its President Might Be Stronger for It

2 months ago | 0 comment
[unable to retrieve full-text content] A drone attack shows how President Nicolás Maduro not only can weather chaos, but also can harness it to consolidate power. Source: NYT > World