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    Russia is expanding its footprint in Asia

    by Dmitry Bokarev | Updated at 10:40pm on December 31, 2016

    DEVELOPMENT of international transport corridors fosters trade and promotes political convergence of countries. Russia has long been seeking to reinforce its relations with the Middle...

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    Slavery and trafficking in Thai fishing industry

    by John Braddock | Updated at 10:35pm on December 31, 2016

    SLAVERY remains endemic throughout Thailand’s seafood industry, according to a Greenpeace report published on December 15. Turn the Tide, the 86-page report into illegal, unreported...

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    The new (cold?) war with China

    by Alan Nasser | Updated at 10:30pm on December 31, 2016

    WASHINGTON has recently initiated major war games in the neighborhoods and on the borders of Russia and China, the most intense martial exercises since the...

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    Far from utopian

    by Neville Teller | Updated at 10:40pm on December 30, 2016

    EXACTLY five hundred years ago, in 1516, the renowned English statesman and social philosopher Sir Thomas More published Utopia, a novel in which he pictured...

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    In time of Trump, all we have is each other

    by Chris Hedges | Updated at 10:30pm on December 30, 2016

    THIS Christmas I mourn the long, slow death of our democracy that led to the political ascendancy of Donald Trump. I fear the euphoria of...

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    Portraits from Kabul

    by Carolyn Coe | Updated at 10:25pm on December 30, 2016

    REZA often plays at the Borderfree Centre. He’s 5 years, 3 mos. On Saturday, he was filling an empty chips bag with water, tying off...

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    School education system that corrupts itself

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 10:15pm on December 30, 2016

    DECEMBER is nearing the end and parents, having children about to begin schooling, have had a busy time, hopping from school to school, collecting admission...

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    Militant hope in age of politics of disconnect

    by Henry Giroux | Updated at 10:25pm on December 29, 2016

    THE United States stands at the endpoint of a long series of attacks on democracy, and the choices faced by the American public today point...

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    A pivotal year for mankind

    by F William Engdahl | Updated at 10:20pm on December 29, 2016

    THE year 2016 has been pivotal one for mankind. The foreign and economic policies of the USA are in shambles as the Obama era ends...

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    Afghanistan, India, and Trump

    | Updated at 10:15pm on December 29, 2016

    ON JANUARY 20, next year, Donald Trump will take over as the 45th president of the United States of America, at a time when the...