STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER If fiscal cliff happens, Americans would notice
Americans could see their federal tax bills increase, in some cases dramatically. People who depend on federal programs may not receive services or funds they expect. Rural doctors could see payments ... Posted on 11/19/12 at 2:06 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Faces of Asia
It might be the single, most powerful image to humans: the face.
In it we see so much; and from it we react so much. Ever examine your feelings when seeing different faces? It's incredible how the su... Posted on 10/13/12 at 8:56 AM
NEW PLATEAUS Coca-Cola Sells in Every Nation but Two--Which Two?
After a 60-year absence in the country of Myanmar, Coca-Cola, historically the most popular brand name in the world, is returning. This means that in every country in the world, you can always feel a ... Posted on 6/15/12 at 3:56 PM
More North Dakota Air National Guard soldiers are returning from six months of duty in Southwest Asia. Five airmen were flying into the Fargo airport on Thursday evening. The rest of the group of 50 returned last month.
Some North Dakota National Guard soldiers are returning from a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia. The members of the Air National Guard's 119th Civil Engineer Squadron are to fly into Fargo on Thursday.
VIDEOS: Bottom of article Even as the world changed around him, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il remained firmly in control, ruling absolutely at home and keeping the rest of the world on edge through a nuclear weapons program.
Jean H. Lee and Rafael Wober
, December 19, 2011
Fast-growing Asian and Middle Eastern airlines that have signed orders for hundreds of new airplanes now must find enough pilots to fly them. For safety-conscious travelers, that means sticking with the big, well-known airlines who can afford to lure the best staff as the scramble to fill the cockpit intensifies.
Yemen's autocratic leader agreed today to step down after months of demonstrations against his 33-year rule, pleasing the U.S. and its Gulf allies who feared that collapsing security in the impoverished nation was allowing an active al-Qaida franchise to step up operations.
Abdullah Al-Shihri and Ben Hubbard
, November 23, 2011
President Barack Obama's close attention to the Asia-Pacific region signaled both a turn toward a part of the world experiencing solid growth and one away from Europe's dark economic woes, at least temporarily.
After a nine-day trip through Asia in which he showed command on the world stage, President Barack Obama is headed back to debt-deadlocked Washington, where he'll confront fresh reminders of the limits of his power at home.
Deepening ties with Asia, President Barack Obama will appeal Friday to nations large and small for help with the America's security agenda, anxious to build some regional political balance to the rising might of China. He will try to prod for some progress over the hotly contested South China Sea, one of the most vital shipping channels in the world.
Engaging in high-level diplomacy with skeptical partners, President Barack Obama sought support from China and Russia on Saturday to confront Iran in the face of new allegations that it has been secretly trying to build a nuclear bomb.
Italian police fired tear gas and water cannons today in Rome as violent protesters turned a demonstration against corporate greed into a riot, smashing shop and bank windows, torching cars and hurling bottles.
Alessandra Rizzo and Meera Selva
, October 15, 2011
Gregory Gordon, a University of North Dakota professor and an expert on war crimes and genocide, will speak at the United Nations this week on the 20th anniversary of a peace agreement ending civil war in Cambodia.
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