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A Long But Not Impossible March Toward The End Of Tyranny


Worldcrunch.com / LES ECHOS -Analysis- PARIS — After the Arab Spring, some say the "African Spring" is coming, and there is some real evidence to support it.

The Problem With China's Giant Robot Ambitions


Worldcrunch.com / ECONOMIC OBSERVER BEIJING — The Chinese government wants the country to transition from a "manufacturing giant" to a "manufacturing power," and in no industry is that ambition clearer than robotics.

Bosco Verticale, The Forest Living In A Milan Highrise


Worldcrunch.com / DIE WELT MILAN — The International Highrise Award enjoys great prestige because, unlike other similar competitions, it is granted neither for a building's height nor form.

Bhopal Gas Tragedy Still Burns 30 Years Later


Worldcrunch.com / PortalKBR J.P. NAGAR — In the early hours of Dec. 3, 1984, a gas leak from the American-owned Union Carbide factory opposite the slums in India's J.P.

Where The 'Battle For Jerusalem' May Have Already Begun


Worldcrunch.com / LA STAMPA JERUSALEM — Palestinian flags hung on electrical poles, pro-jihad graffiti on peeling walls, garbage cans on fire, and a large tent with a green-and-red carpet — all mark the community's loss in a public way.  We're in Jabel Mukaber,an East Jerusalem neighborhood, in a house belonging to the Abu Jamal family — where Oday and Ghassan, 22 and 32, lived before they stormed the B'nei Torah synagogue this week, the city's deadliest attack in more than six years.

Insurance Deductions For Using Health-Monitoring Apps, Risks And Rewards


Worldcrunch.com / SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG COLOGNE — A healthier diet, exercise, better living. Who wouldn’t want that?

Worldcrunch Weekend Staff Playlist #1


Photo: Famous/Ace Pictures/ZUMA It's Friday! Time to celebrate like Ricky Martin, who just got a wax figure of himself at Las Vegas' Madame Tussauds.

Italian Bar Fined For Taking Care Of Thirsty Dogs


VIGEVANO — For one traffic warden in this northern Italian city, "a structure with a circular base, 30 centimeters in diameter and 30 centimeters in height, with an attached tray containing water" was illegally occupying public land.

Iranian Cleric v. Jewish Marlboro Man


TEHRAN — One of this country's most prominent conservative clerics has chided Iranians for an array of modern "vices," including divorce and choosing to marry later, which he said could draw God's wrath on Iran.

Why China Lags So Far Behind On LGBT Rights


Worldcrunch.com / CAIXINMEDIA BEIJING — Apple CEO Tim Cook's recent "coming out" made big headlines, but was hardly newsworthy considering that so many well-known people in the West are open about their homosexuality.

Europe And ISIS, An Islamic State Within The Old Continent


Worldcrunch.com / MADA MASR -Essay- CAIRO — "One day, not long from now, Europe will wake up to a nightmare." I made this comment to friends during a 2012 visit to Europe.

Russia Cracks Down On Offshore Tax Havens


Worldcrunch.com / KOMMERSANT MOSCOW — There is nothing new about offshore tax shelters. In ancient Athens, after the government decided to levy a 2% tax on all trade operations, merchants started avoiding the city, conducting business on the surrounding islands instead.

Outtakes Of Abbey Road Cover Photo To Be Auctioned


Photo: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions Early on August 8, 1969, London police held up the traffic on Abbey Road for 10 minutes so the Scottish photographer Iain Macmillan could shoot the cover for the Beatles' album that shares its name with the street.

Outtakes Of Abbey Road Cover Photo To Be Auctionned


Photo: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions Early on August 8, 1969, London police held up the traffic on Abbey Road for 10 minutes so the Scottish photographer Iain Macmillan could shoot the cover for the Beatles' album that shares its name with the street.

Building A Better Company, One Lunchtime Dance Party At A Time


Worldcrunch.com / DIE WELT HAMBURG — When Kathrin Fiesel talks about lunch breaks at her company, people can't believe it: "You do what?

Latin America, A Perfect Fit For China's Global Trade Strategy


Worldcrunch.com / AMERICA ECONOMIA SANTIAGO — When China began opening its economy in 1979, approximately 30% of its population lived in cities.

Iran Talks Stall, U.S. Snowfall, Mummified Mom


Worldcrunch.com / WHILE YOU SLEPT Thursday, November 20, 2014 IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS STALL As talks on Iran’s nuclear program continue in Vienna ahead of a Nov.

Illegal Crossing


Niagara Falls are far from being the most impressive waterfalls we've seen, but it comes with a couple of neat features.

Tor Sapienza, The Dumping Ground Of Rome Catches Fire


Worldcrunch.com / LA STAMPA ROME — For decades now, Tor Sapienza has been the place in the Italian capital to hide what wasn't meant to be seen.

The Fall Of Jamal Maarouf, Symbol Of The Moderate Syrian Rebellion's Demise


Worldcrunch.com / LE MONDE REYHANLI — At the beginning of this year, Jamal Maarouf was regarded as the new white knight of the Syrian insurrection.


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