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Hardline Revisited, Welcome To Iván Duque's Colombia

Hardline Revisited, Welcome To Iván Duque's Colombia

Worldcrunch.com / EL ESPECTADOR BOGOTÁ — The peace accords signed two years ago with the demobilized FARC guerillas continue to divide Colombians politically, as do questions over how the country
Import Nation: Why India Still Lags In High-End Manufacturing

Import Nation: Why India Still Lags In High-End Manufacturing

Worldcrunch.com / THE WIRE NEW DELHI — Last month, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government announced the grand opening of the world’s largest mobile phone plant just outside India’s
From Punjabi To Breton: Five Language Controversies Around The World

From Punjabi To Breton: Five Language Controversies Around The World

Worldcrunch.com / WORLDCRUNCH More than just a vehicle to communicate, language expresses and helps construct identity. As such, it has the power to inspire and unite people — but language can
Google Or Baidu? Chinese Have Their Say In Short-Lived Survey

Google Or Baidu? Chinese Have Their Say In Short-Lived Survey

Worldcrunch.com / WORLDCRUNCH Bring it! That's the message Chinese tech giant Baidu delivered this week amid talk that Google is planning a return to China. "We are very confident we can just PK
Watch: OneShot — Blinded In The City Of Lights

Watch: OneShot — Blinded In The City Of Lights

Worldcrunch.com / ONESHOT Désolé, France is not on the trajectory of the partial solar eclipse taking place this Saturday (Aug. 11). About a century ago, Parisians were luckier: The total eclipse
Hindu Nationalism And The Posthumous Glory Of Gandhi’s Murderer

Hindu Nationalism And The Posthumous Glory Of Gandhi’s Murderer

Worldcrunch.com / LE MONDE PUNE — This article almost didn’t see the light of day. My mistake was to send a message to the great-nephew of Nathuram Godse, Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin, without
Why Europe Must Stand Up To Trump On Iran

Why Europe Must Stand Up To Trump On Iran

Worldcrunch.com / SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG -OpEd-MUNICH — The regime in Tehran is committed to destroying Israel. It promotes terrorism and creates discord in the region, while at home, the mullahs
Tears And Smiles: A Divided Argentina Reacts To Abortion Ruling

Tears And Smiles: A Divided Argentina Reacts To Abortion Ruling

Worldcrunch.com / WORLDCRUNCH La Voz's Aug. 9 front pageDeeply disappointing for some. A reason to celebrate for others.After an historic senate vote on Wednesday, Argentina is still “without
"Opium" No More: The Changing Relevance Of Religion In Austerity-Hit Egypt

"Opium" No More: The Changing Relevance Of Religion In Austerity-Hit Egypt

Worldcrunch.com / MADA MASR CAIRO — Karl Marx hated organized and institutionalized religion. Of all his economic and political thoughts, his words equating religion with opium are some of the
Ecuador's Point And Snout

Ecuador's Point And Snout

Worldcrunch.com / WORLDCRUNCH Taking pictures at the vibrant marketplace in Otavalo, Ecuador required more than just pointing and shooting: I also had to avoid getting trodden on by one of the
Historic Abortion Vote Puts All Eyes On Argentina

Historic Abortion Vote Puts All Eyes On Argentina

Worldcrunch.com / WORLDCRUNCH -Analysis-Months of impassioned public debate, colorful protests and determined counter-demonstrations are coming to a head today in Argentina, where the Senate is
73 Years On, Hiroshima And Nagasaki Survivors Still Grapple With Guilt

73 Years On, Hiroshima And Nagasaki Survivors Still Grapple With Guilt

Worldcrunch.com / THE JAPAN NEWS TOKYO — Seventy-three years after atomic bombs laid waste to the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, remaining survivors still bear the physical and
Why Old Europe Needs A New Approach To Infrastructure

Why Old Europe Needs A New Approach To Infrastructure

Worldcrunch.com / LES ECHOS -OpEd-PARIS — With its crumbling roads, deteriorating railroads and undersized telecommunication networks, the Old Continent has never been more aptly named.Indeed, on
Building Beit Beirut, A History Museum In A City That Tries To Forget

Building Beit Beirut, A History Museum In A City That Tries To Forget

Worldcrunch.com / NEWS DEEPLY BEIRUT — Mona Hallak, 26, landed on the tarmac of the Beirut International Airport in 1994, four years after the end of Lebanon's 15-year civil war, and headed
Adios, Santos: An Appreciative Send-Off As Colombia's Peace President Steps Down

Adios, Santos: An Appreciative Send-Off As Colombia's Peace President Steps Down

Worldcrunch.com / EL ESPECTADOR -Op-Ed-BOGOTA — After eight years in office, Juan Manuel Santos Calderón officially completed his tenure today as president of Colombia, and though it may be early
Watch: OneShot — The Chef Of The Century

Watch: OneShot — The Chef Of The Century

Worldcrunch.com / ONESHOT The gastronomy world mourns the death of French culinary genius Joël Robuchon following a long battle against cancer. This OneShot focuses on one of the early moments of
Welcome To The Metadata Society — And Beware

Welcome To The Metadata Society — And Beware

Worldcrunch.com / SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG MUNICH — Every day, Google processes 3.5 billion search queries. Users google everything: resumes, diseases, sexual preferences, criminal plans. And in doing
$1 Trillion!? Dissecting Apple's New Money Milestone

$1 Trillion!? Dissecting Apple's New Money Milestone

Worldcrunch.com / BLOOMBERG NEWS NEW YORK — Apple Inc. was a profit geyser well before it reached the $1-trillion value mark on Thursday. Even Warren Buffett is impressed. "It is an unbelievable
Watch: OneShot — Back From The Gulag

Watch: OneShot — Back From The Gulag

Worldcrunch.com / ONESHOT He was born three years before Russia’s October Revolution, and served in the Red Army during World War II. But in 1945, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was arrested for
When Is Violence Acceptable? On Ending Tyranny in Venezuela

When Is Violence Acceptable? On Ending Tyranny in Venezuela

Worldcrunch.com / EL ESPECTADOR BOGOTA — On Dec. 31,1958, a bearded man with a beret took the microphone on Radio Rebelde, the broadcaster of Cuban guerrillas opposed to the regime of President