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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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Vietnam jails teacher to 14 years over attempted subversion

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – A court in northern Vietnam has sentenced a former primary schoolteacher to 14 years in prison after finding him guilty on charges of attempting to overthrow the communist government. Dao Quang Thuc, 58, was convicted [...]
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25 Years After Oslo Accords, Mideast Peace Seems Remote as Ever

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Apportioning blame occupies a cottage industry of analysts, ex-negotiators, lobbyists and partisans. In fact, both sides have failed to pursue or engage meaningfully in peace talks since an Obama administration attempt to restart negotiations [...]
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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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Ethiopia-Eritrea Border Opens for First Time in 20 Years

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Astebeha Tesfaye went to visit friends in Eritrea, and had to stay 20 years. “I was going to take the bus the next day,” he said by phone on Tuesday, “but I heard that the roads were blocked, and that [...]
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Sweden’s most significant election in years, at a glance

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STOCKHOLM (AP) – Sweden is holding a general election Sunday, the first since the country took in a record number of migrants from the Middle East and Africa in 2015 on top of the hundreds of thousands admitted before. While the borders [...]
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Japan Hit by Jebi, Strongest Typhoon in 25 Years; 2 Million Urged to Flee

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TOKYO — Close to 3,000 people were trapped at a major airport in southern Japan after a powerful storm made landfall on Tuesday, bringing widespread flooding and winds of up to 130 miles an hour. Nine people were dead, according to [...]
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Myanmar Sentences Reuters Journalists to 7 Years in Prison

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One prosecution witness who said he was present during the arrests admitted under cross-examination that he had written the location on his hand so he would not forget it while he was testifying. Another officer admitted that he burned [...]
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Fire Engulfs a Brazilian Museum, Threatening Hundreds of Years of History

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RIO DE JANEIRO — A fire engulfed the National Museum of Brazil on Sunday night, ravaging the stately, 200-year-old museum in Rio de Janeiro and threatening the years of history encapsulated inside. Aerial video posted by the television [...]
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17,500 Dutchmen Gave Their DNA in a Murder Inquiry. After 20 Years, an Arrest.

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BRUSSELS — For 20 years, the Dutch police investigated the rape and murder of an 11-year-old schoolboy, and the Dutch news media chronicled the case’s many twists and turns. Now, after an investigation in which 17,500 Dutchmen voluntarily [...]