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Can India And Iran Rekindle Their 1990s-Era Romance?

Can India And Iran Rekindle Their 1990s-Era Romance?

Worldcrunch.com / THE WIRE NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi has, in the last two months, visited Palestine, the United Arab Emirates and Oman, in that order. He has also hosted Israeli
Cape Town, Bogota, Sao Paulo: When Cities Run Out Of Water

Cape Town, Bogota, Sao Paulo: When Cities Run Out Of Water

Worldcrunch.com / WORLDCRUNCH -Analysis-Good news for the people of Cape Town: “Day Zero,” when South Africa’s second most-populated city is expected to run out of water has been pushed back. But
A Strategy Of Conquest, What Drives China's New Silk Road

A Strategy Of Conquest, What Drives China's New Silk Road

Worldcrunch.com / LES ECHOS -Analysis- PARIS — It's a plan of titanic proportions, with a budget of close to $1 trillion and transport projects, for both land and sea, on almost every continent.
Colombia, How War Spreads "Cultural Violence" Into Daily Life

Colombia, How War Spreads "Cultural Violence" Into Daily Life

Worldcrunch.com / EL ESPECTADOR BOGOTÁ — The Colombian press recently reported on a 12-year-old girl in Medellín who was stabbed with scissors by another female student at the José Félix Restrepo
Why I Don't Believe Your Conspiracy Theory

Why I Don't Believe Your Conspiracy Theory

Worldcrunch.com / BLOOMBERG NEWS -Essay-NEW YORK — I am of the view that incompetence, random error and sheer complexity explain most of the mistakes and strange events in our world, and that we
Neither German Norwegian

Neither German Norwegian

Worldcrunch.com / WORLDCRUNCH I speak German, so I'm no stranger to the way some languages will simply slap words together. Stopping at this yurt-looking visitor office on my drive up north
The Virtual Paradox Of Generosity In The Digital Age

The Virtual Paradox Of Generosity In The Digital Age

Worldcrunch.com / LE TEMPS PARIS — “If you could help this couple who are living in the street. Their number is on the sign …”This Oct. 28 tweet, accompanied by a snapshot of Robert and Emilia,

Watch: OneShot — War Amputees Soccer Players

Worldcrunch.com / ONESHOT OneShot — War amputees soccer players, 2002 (©Pep Bonet/NOOR)OneShot is a new digital format to tell the story of a single photograph in an immersive one-minute video.
Channeling Jules Verne, A Measure Of Elon Musk's Ambitions

Channeling Jules Verne, A Measure Of Elon Musk's Ambitions

Worldcrunch.com / LE FIGARO -Analysis-PARIS — He is “a man of about forty-two years of age, of large build, but slightly round-shouldered. His massive head momentarily shook a shock of reddish
Turkey And Germany, A Relationship Always Worth Watching

Turkey And Germany, A Relationship Always Worth Watching

Worldcrunch.com / WORLDCRUNCH German-Turkish relations are a high-stakes affair. Not only does Germany count some three million residents with roots in Turkey, the two countries are strategic to
A Virtual Frog Video Game And China's One-Child Mindset

A Virtual Frog Video Game And China's One-Child Mindset

Worldcrunch.com / ECONOMIC OBSERVER BEIJING — An online game from Japan has become a hopping success in China. Unheard of until recently, Tabikaeru: Travel Frog — developed by the Japanese company
"Our Time Had Come" - A First-Person Account Of A Syrian Airstrike

"Our Time Had Come" - A First-Person Account Of A Syrian Airstrike

Worldcrunch.com / SYRIA DEEPLY The story of Kfr Nobol Hospital is no different from other health facilities inside Syria that have paid a heavy price in the conflict.The hospital in Idlib
Bitcoin, A Logical Return To Finance Of The Middle Ages

Bitcoin, A Logical Return To Finance Of The Middle Ages

Worldcrunch.com / LES ECHOS -Analysis-PARIS — Michiel Van Aarnhem is a young and elegant advisor to the Dutch finance minister. He's also an award-winning video producer. The educational video
Kinder Laws Of The Jungle: Understanding Altruism In Animals

Kinder Laws Of The Jungle: Understanding Altruism In Animals

Worldcrunch.com / LE TEMPS LAUSANNE — Is wildlife a world of bullies? We like to imagine the relationships among living beings as a no-holds-barred struggle for survival, a twisted vision of

Surfing Salesman

Worldcrunch.com / WORLDCRUNCH Marvel all you want at Californian surfers, but this one-man Li River retailer on his bamboo raft is the real deal.

Italian Revisited, Pinocchio Translated Into Emoji Language

Worldcrunch.com / LA STAMPA MACERATA — In the first chapter of Carlo Collodi’s children’s classic The Adventures of Pinocchio, the carpenter Mastro Ciliegia notes that “this piece of wood” came
After Florida School Massacre, Gauging Trump's Empathy Deficit

After Florida School Massacre, Gauging Trump's Empathy Deficit

Worldcrunch.com / THE WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON — As he heads to Florida this weekend, President Donald Trump is following in the footsteps of former President Barack Obama, a man he loathes and
When Afghan Refugee Weavers Meet Swedish Designers

When Afghan Refugee Weavers Meet Swedish Designers

Worldcrunch.com / KBR STOCKHOLM — A tightly packed showroom and workspace in the Swedish capital is filled with textile designs. Afghan and Swedish patterns combine to make entirely new and unique
Cryptocurrency Laundering? Colombia Drug Traffickers Eye Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency Laundering? Colombia Drug Traffickers Eye Bitcoin

Worldcrunch.com / EL ESPECTADOR -Analysis-BOGOTÁ — The cryptocurrency sector has come to be worth almost as much to the Colombian economy as tourism, accounting for just over 2% of GDP. Yet for
Real-Life Ratatouille: Is Paris' Rat Problem Getting Worse?

Real-Life Ratatouille: Is Paris' Rat Problem Getting Worse?

Worldcrunch.com / LE FIGARO PARIS — It all started with a video shot late last year on the banks of the Seine, between the Musée d'Orsay and Pont Royal bridge in the French capital. The video,