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Brazils Lula Plays Kingmaker From His Prison Cell

CURITIBA/RECIFE – It is Thursday outside a government building in this tidy city in southern Brazil. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the country’s former...

Why No One Thought To Close Italys Crumbling Bridge

ROME/MILAN – People living under the Italian bridge that collapsed last week with the loss of 43 lives had known for years it was crumbling: pieces kept falling on...

As Food Crisis Threatens Humanitarian Aid For North Korea Grinds To A Halt

SEOUL – Humanitarian aid for North Korea has nearly ground to a halt this year as the United States steps up the enforcement of sanctions, despite warnings of an...

Foreign Casino Operators Go All In As They Vie For Osaka License

OSAKA – In late July, a lavish fireworks display lit up Osaka’s skies in the finale to one of Japan’s most famous festivals, courtesy of a first-time...

Pass It On Entrepreneurs Insights On Running A Business

David Heath, the co-founder and CEO of online sock company Bombas, was an entrepreneur early on. His advice? Focus on one product before branching out. Don’t copy...

Us Missionary Thrust To The Center Of Turkey-us Crisis

IZMIR, Turkey – When Andrew Brunson saw a police summons on his door in late summer 2016, the U.S. evangelical pastor thought it was a routine appointment to sort...

The Rohingya Lists Refugees Compile Their Own Record Of Those Killed In Myanmar

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh – Mohib Bullah is not your typical human rights investigator. He chews betel and he lives in a rickety hut made of plastic and...

In Indias Citizenship Test A Spelling Error Can Ruin A Family

DHUBRI, India – Riyazul Islam says he had to produce family documents going back to 1951 to prove he was an Indian and not an illegal Bangladeshi immigrant. But a...

Empty Shipyard And Suicides As Hyundai Town Grapples With Grim Future

ULSAN, South Korea – When Lee Dong-hee came to Ulsan to work for Hyundai Heavy Industries five years ago, shipyards in the city known as Hyundai Town operated day...

Japans Akihito Pushed Imperial Boundaries To Reach Out To Asia

TOKYO – When Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko stood, heads bowed, at a seaside cliff on Saipan 60 years after a bloody World War Two battle, their...