ON THE FRONTLINES

Overwhelmed Greece Pleads for Help Ahead of U.N. Refugee Summit

NEW BOSS AT U.N.

Women, Eastern Europeans Among Diplomats Vying for Secretary-General

SOUTH SUDAN AT WAR, AGAIN

South Sudan Envoy Denies Atrocities, Says 2018 Elections Likely Postponed

NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE

Anger, Unease Grip American Heartland as Election Nears 

GIFTED AND NEGLECTED

Minority Students Underrepresented in Gifted Programs Across U.S.

LIVING SYMBOLS

Embassies of Monaco, Norway Proudly Celebrate Milestones

TREES IN TRAINING

Japanese Venues Showcase Tranquil World of the Bonsai  

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Overwhelmed Greece Pleads for Help
Ahead of U.N. Refugee Summit

a5.greece.lesbos.camp.homeAs world leaders converge on New York to debate the refugee crisis, Greece finds itself on the frontlines of the mass exodus of people washing up on Europe's shores. Haris Lalacos, Greece's new envoy, tells us why the refugee crisis is a global problem that "requires an international approach to a long-term solution — and this has not happened yet." Read More

 


People of World Influence

Chamber of Commerce Head
Brings U.S., Arab World Together

a1.powi.hamod.homeDespite reports that often portray an Arab landscape in chaos, David Hamod, president and CEO of the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce, says business between the U.S. and Arab world is brisk. In fact, the Iowa-born businessman who is of Lebanese, Irish and Norwegian descent described economic ties as stronger than ever. Read More


New Boss at U.N.

Women, Eastern Europeans Among
Diplomats Vying for Secretary-General

a2.united.nations.overview.homeWhat do Portugal, Argentina, New Zealand and Costa Rica have in common with eight Eastern European countries — five of which used to form part of Yugoslavia? Not much, really, except that all are fielding candidates to replace United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon when his term expires on Dec. 31. Read More


Never-Ending Misery

South Sudan Envoy Denies Atrocities,
Says 2018 Elections Likely Postponed

a3.south.sudan.akuong.homeSouth Sudan will likely postpone its 2018 presidential elections because of recent violence, according to Ambassador Garang Diing Akuong, although he insists his government doesn't want to go back to war and that his boss isn't at fault for this latest bout of bloodshed. Read More


The Next London

Post-Brexit, EU Cities Vie
To Become Next Financial Hub

a4.london.leadenhall.homeLondon is considered the unofficial financial capital of Europe and the startup capital of the EU. In the days before and immediately following the unexpected vote to leave the bloc, financial bigwigs were threatening to pull thousands of workers out of London and relocate them elsewhere in Europe. Read More

 


Heartland Angst

Anger, Unease Grip American
Heartland as Election Nears

a6.heartland.rodeo.wyoming.homePolls have consistently shown that about two-thirds of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. The extent of the American public's frustration, even fury, at its political leadership has been well chronicled and frequently discussed. But a weeklong research and reporting trip to Kansas confirmed in spades how deep the discontent is in the American heartland. Read More


Subsidizing Pollution

The Burning Debate Over
Fossil Fuel Subsidies

a7.fossil.fuels.oil.venezuela.homeFor the past seven years, the world's economic powerhouses have repeatedly promised but failed to deliver a deadline to eliminate the staggering costs of fossil fuel subsidies that increase carbon emissions and the potentially devastating effects of climate change. Read More


Modern-Day Odyssey

As Greece Reels Under Economic,
Refugee Crises, Citizens Step Up

a8.greek.refugees.ferry.homeMore than a million refugees streamed into Europe in 2015, the vast majority of them — 885,000 — via Greece's Dodecanese islands near Turkey, or what the European Union's external border agency, Frontex, calls the Eastern Mediterranean route. Read More


Medical

Early Prostate Cancer Diagnoses
Continue to Fall in United States

a9.medical.prostate.homeMore than a million refugees streamed into Europe in 2015, the vast majority of them — 885,000 — via Greece's Dodecanese islands near Turkey, or what the European Union's external border agency, Frontex, calls the Eastern Mediterranean route. Read More


 

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Irish Makeover

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Theater

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Gander Heros

Tiny Canadian Town
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Stranded 9/11 Passengers

Photography

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Trees in Training

Japanese Venues Showcase
Tranquil World of the Bonsai

History

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Will and Jane

Literary Giants Shakespeare,
Austen Inspire 'Cult of Celebrity'

Theater

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On a Roll

'Jelly's Last Jam' Is Sizzling
Way to End Summer

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