Category Archives: international news

China asks: Is India promoting more serious culture?

The New York Times explores how India and China — recently at each other’s throats because of Bhutan — are now staring at each other uneasily because of culture. While China’s film industry has long sought both to emulate and … Continue reading

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Russian politicians hacked off…with British filmmakers

As RFE/RL reports, a group of politicians in Russia is not at all happy with mocking the death of Josef Stalin. And when British filmmakers want to do it, well… Adapted from a French graphic novel and directed by Scottish-born … Continue reading

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China, to Trump: We’ve thrown you under the bus (or have we?)

Donald Trump consistently has argued that China needed to be a partner in reining in North Korea from conducting more missile tests. The Chinese have provided the president an answer. As the Guardian reports, The United States must stop threatening … Continue reading

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Vladimir Putin. A man of peace?

Is it possible that the West has misunderstood Russian president Vladimir Putin all along? (Snicker.) Is he really a man of peace? (Snort.) As the Globe and Mail reports, In U.S. policy circles, the answer is obvious. He is, once … Continue reading

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As you watch the horror unfolding in Houston, there’s a worse disaster taking place in…

            …Bangladesh, India and Nepal. As the Independent notes, At least 1,200 people have been killed and millions have been left homeless following devastating floods that have hit India, Bangladesh and Nepal, in one of the … Continue reading

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BREAKING: North Korea fires missile that travels over Japan

Reuters has the details. North Korea fired a missile early on Tuesday that flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific waters off the northern region of Hokkaido, South Korea and Japan said, in a sharp escalation of tensions on … Continue reading

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BREAKING: India and China end standoff

The Los Angeles Times has the details. India’s Ministry of External Affairs said India and China had diplomatic exchanges in recent weeks over the situation on Doklam plateau in the eastern Himalayas, and that both had agreed to “go back … Continue reading

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