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Trump-Kim summit: What are the intentions of the two countries?
By admin March 13, 2018

Photo:http://news.ifeng.com On March 8th, South Korean President Yu Yirong announced in Washington that Trump had accepted the request of Kim Jong-un to have a summit. President Trump also issued a tweet to confirm this statement, and state the summit will be held before May 2018. As soon as the news came out, it immediately raised

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Severe Poverty Problem Among Elders in South Korea
By admin March 9, 2018

In South Korea, 14 percent of its 51 million people are expected to be 65 or older at the end of 2017, and this figure is expected to reach 40.1 percent by 2060. Unbelievably, 49.6 percent of the elderly in South Korea live in poverty, which is the highest among OECD countries. A survey conducted

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The Future is Accessible
By admin March 8, 2018

Source: The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/08/disabled-people-metoo-womens-movement-inclusion-diversity). A year after “A Day Without a Woman,” which saw women across the United States boycotting paid and unpaid labor to highlight the impact of women on society, people around the world responded to the call for a global women’s strike on International Women’s Day (IWD). The IWD organizers cite the

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The Continued Tragedy of Syrian Civilians
By admin March 7, 2018

Source: The Daily Star (http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2018/Mar-06/440460-russia-us-air-strikes-caused-mass-civilian-deaths-in-syria-un.ashx) The Syrian Civil War captured the attention of the international community, and by implication of the media, since its beginning in 2012. The first wave of attention on the war focused on its similarity to other movements in what became known as the “Arab Spring,” a group of socio-political movements

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Economic Cooperation as a Peace Factor in the Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation Process
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For more than 20 years, Turkey and Armenia have lived with closed borders and no diplomatic relations. The tension between the two countries exists on the ground of disagreements on the Armenian Genocide and the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. Since the normalization processes of 2008-2009 and Football Diplomacy failed, no comprehensive intervention has been designed to

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Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs may cause a trade war, who will win?
By admin March 6, 2018

Photo: GETTY IMAGES Last week, President Trump said he would impose a 25 percent tariff, or tax, on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum, sparking a big sell-off in stocks. Trump announced the decision on the same day he met representatives of steel and aluminum enterprises in the White House. However, White

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The Upcoming Putin 4.0
By admin March 5, 2018

Maxim Marmur | AFP | Getty Images File photo shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) watching a launch,18 February 2004 at the Artic Cosmodrome in Plesetsk. Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his 2018 State of the Union address to the Federal Assembly last Friday. The State of the Union address, which was also the 14th

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Communist Party of China Proposes Major Changes to China’s Constitution
By admin March 2, 2018

© Cugianza84 | Dreamstime Stock Photos & Stock Free Images   On February 25th, 2018, the Communist Party of China released a proposal that aims to revise China’s constitution. The proposal contains twenty-one articles, among which articles fourteen, five and twenty are the most important. First, article fourteen proposes to ease the restriction, which rules that the Chairman

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Republic of Korea’s Pursuit of a 40-Hour Work Week
By admin March 1, 2018

This week, the Republic of Korea passed a law to reduce the standard work week in an effort to improve quality of life and boost employment. The bill, which cut the maximum weekly work hours from 68 to 52, will initially apply to large companies in July 2018, before it is rolled out to smaller

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Media Freedom in Armenia: The Gap between the Legislation and Implementation
By admin February 28, 2018

Freedom of media continues to face major problems in Armenia. Despite constitutional protection and certain legal guarantees, media outlets and journalists face threats and intimidation from political figures and police. Lack of protection and weak rule of law create an environment for self-censorship. Media outlets continue to be largely dependent on external financing and affiliated

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Iranian tanker explosion: East China Sea ecological disaster?
By admin February 27, 2018

Photo: RFA On the afternoon of February 14th, a fiery collision sank an Iranian tanker “Sangqi” from the Iranian National Tanker Company in the East China Sea. Under the raging fire is the tanker, which was carrying 136,000 tons of condensate oil. The contents of the taker entering the sea is very concerning when it

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Syrian Children’s living condition in Jordan
By admin February 26, 2018

UNICEF intends to study refugees’ conditions in Jordan camps. (AFP/ File Photo) If you live in a peaceful country, it is sometimes hard to imagine, at this time, there is a generation of children who are still living with the fear of bombings, starvation and illness on the other side of the world. As the

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China’s Efforts and Challenges in Optimizing its Fuel Consumption Structure
By admin February 23, 2018

© Otto333 | Dreamstime Stock Photos & Stock Free Images Beijing, the capital city of China with a population of over 20 million, has experienced not only a fast pace economic growth but also an alarming environmental problem, specifically air pollution. In the past decade, Beijingers found that smog days were exceptionally frequent, particularly in winter times. The

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NASCAR, Talking Animals, and Closing the Protection Gap
By admin February 22, 2018

Many Americans will recognize brand jingles, talking geese and gecko mascots, red umbrellas, and NASCAR race-car drivers endorsing insurance brands. These insurance companies provide help to individuals and businesses to manage and mitigate risks. The traditional insurance market operates as a pooling of resources (through premiums) from its policyholders and pays affected policyholders who experience

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The Pervasiveness of the Rohingya Crisis.
By admin February 21, 2018

Source: The New York Time (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/30/world/asia/rohingya-coxs-bazar-bangladesh-myanmar.html )The picture shows a young individual playing soccer in a Rohingya Refugee Camp in Bangladesh In 1982, the state of Myanmar stripped the Rohingya people of citizenship. The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic minority in the Rakhine state, and 1982 marks the beginning of the crisis of the Rohingya

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Armenia’s Infrastructure: An Overview of Challenges and Possible Solutions
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Presence of well-functioning road and communications infrastructure is the cornerstone of economic progress and an inclusive society. Since its independence in 1991, there has been an urgent need in Armenia to rehabilitate the poor road conditions and upgrade the road system inherited from Soviet Armenia to meet the current political realities of the country and

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2018 Chinese Spring Festival travel is expected to change from “hard to get a ticket” to “back home comfortably”
By admin February 20, 2018

Chunyun, also referred to as the Spring Festival travel season or the Chunyun period, is a period of travel in China with extremely high traffic occurring around the time as the Chinese New Year. The period usually begins 15 days before Lunar New Year’s Day and lasts for about 40 days. The number of passenger-journeys

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Garbage Patch: Sore of the Earth
By admin February 16, 2018

In 2010, according to a research conducted by Dr. Jenna R. Jambeck and her team, an estimated 275 million metric tons of plastic waste was generated in 192 coastal countries bordering the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, and the Mediterranean and Black Sea, and 4.8 to 12.7 million tons of that waste has made its

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Tapping Superplatforms to Further Economic Growth & Financial Inclusion
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  Superplatforms, the “Platforms of Platforms” Experts have claimed that banks are decaying, but they have persisted over time. However, the entrance of new internet “superplatforms” into financial services may be the end for some traditional financial institutions.   Superplatforms are successful and regularly recognized on lists of the world’s most innovative and client-centered companies.

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Gender Issues in Armenian Politics
By admin February 14, 2018

After the recent municipality brawl in the capital of Armenia where a female legislator was attacked by her male colleagues, the issues women face in Armenian politics have resurfaced. Since gaining independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Armenia has made progress on ensuring gender equality. Yet, there are still major issues related to gender

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