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Less Money, Mo’ Problems

Originally hailed as a victory over tax cheats and swindlers, India’s radical plan to recall much of its currency could end in disaster By Jason Overdorf  On November 8, when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a surprise recall of more than 80 percent of the country’s cash in circulation, his supporters hailed the measure as

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Trump’s New Favorite College

The president-elect got swamped in the popular vote. Is it time for the U.S. to flunk the electoral college? By Matthew Cooper If you voted in the recent presidential election, there’s a pretty good chance you spent some time pondering the qualifications of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. There’s almost no chance you were thinking

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India Raises Cap on Bank Cash Withdrawal to Ease Public Anger

(REUTERS) India announced new measures on Monday, November 14, to ease the cash crunch faced by millions after the government’s decision last week to abolish large denomination notes to try and uncover billions of dollars in undeclared wealth. The government will install new micro cash machines across the country and has asked banks to waive

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Jazz in the Time of War in Iraq

High notes and low notes at Sulaimania’s first and only jazz BISTRO By Tanya Goudsouzian and Lara Fatah The only way to describe the opening of Uptown Jazz in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaimania last September, is to call it an act of rebellion. In a country where the typical live music cafés feature Middle

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As Cracks Emerge in Global Oil Pact, Saudis May Need to Compromise

As cracks emerge in global oil pact, Saudis may need to compromise By Rania El Gamal/Reuters Tough negotiations await a group of OPEC experts as they meet their counterparts from other oil producers such as Russia, on October 28-29 to hammer out details of an output-capping agreement, with disagreements threatening to scupper the deal. OPEC

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Kashmir: Big Trouble in Little Aripanthan

A central Kashmir village faces death with defiance By Majid Maqbool At about 7:45 a.m. on August 16, a contingent of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troops and local police disembarked from their vehicles and reportedly opened fire in the main market road of Aripanthan village, where locals usually go to buy essentials. Four youths

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EXCLUSIVE: OP-ED by Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi

Development is unachievable without educating and empowering our women By Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi NEWSWEEKME EXCLUSIVE: “You educate a man; you educate an individual. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” This is a popular quote in development circles, and with October 11 marking the fourth year of the United Nations’ ‘International Day of

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CAUTION: This is a Satire!

Donald Trump hasn’t won… yet! By Ramsay Short  The Trump Post Your Number 1 selling paper in all of America November 12, 2018. It has been two years since President Donald Trump was elected into office with a landslide victory over his opponent Hillary Clinton, who is now under house arrest awaiting trial after President

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Rough Landings: Ethiopia’s Jews

Thousands of Ethiopian Jews are waiting to emigrate to Israel—but earlier migrants warn of growing discrimination BY: Conor Gaffey and Jack Moore For five years, Avishai Baruch served proudly as an officer in the Israeli military. Since leaving active duty in 2003, he has been a willing reservist, ready to be called up whenever necessary.

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