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Winning a war without firing a shot

Winning a war without firing a shot

By 17/02/2014 18:15

Ultimately, Beijing can have the last laugh if it can convince Taiwan to give in without a fight — through economic cooperation and technology sharing and convey the message that it is indeed a part of greater China

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UK immigration: the wrong fight

UK immigration: the wrong fight

By Alex Falco 17/02/2014 17:59

Last weekend, in a referendum on quotas for migrants who make up around one in four of their population, the Swiss came out by a tiny majority of less than one percent in favor.

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Obamacare's war on jobs

Obamacare's war on jobs

By Gary Varvell 17/02/2014 17:43

In the ongoing saga of the Affordable Care Act, oddly referred to by Democrats as the law of the land even as it is amended at will by presidential fiat, we are beginning to understand the extent of its war on jobs.

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Exporting Western democracy to Iraq, Syria

Exporting Western democracy to Iraq, Syria

By Mohammad Kargar 16/02/2014 18:23

Imagine life in Iraq; not a single day goes by without scores of innocent civilians being killed and innumerable lives destroyed. Almost every day there are blasts in Mosques, Churches, Schools, Colleges, Markets, streets -- nothing is spared.

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House Republicans muddy California’s water crisis

House Republicans muddy California’s water crisis

By Monte Wolverton 16/02/2014 18:14

CALIFORNIA SAW a bit of relief from its extreme drought this past weekend, when big storms dumped rain on the parched state. But it appears that California won’t be spared from another threat — Washington politicians talking foolishly about the water crisis or, worse, meddling in the state’s efforts to cope.

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What UK can learn from Swiss vote on immigration

What UK can learn from Swiss vote on immigration

By Luo Jie 16/02/2014 17:33

If I told you there were as many Brits in the rest of Europe as there are Europeans in Britain, would you believe me? When it comes to the immigration debate, how we feel matters, as much as what the statistics show.

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Who’s really to blame for unemployment?

Who’s really to blame for unemployment?

By Pat Bagley 16/02/2014 17:29

Guided by the mythology of the “American dream”—the idea that, given the opportunity, the deserving will excel and rise above their peers—US politicians often attribute unemployment to a mystical “skills gap.”

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Can Mario Draghi Beat Deflation?

Can Mario Draghi Beat Deflation?

By Sam Island 16/02/2014 16:58

The European Central Bank may soon have to roll out the heavy artillery, in the form of an asset purchase program similar to those in the U.S., U.K. and Japan, to fight the specter of deflation. But in a currency union with 18 different sovereign bonds, the tough question will be what to buy.

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