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NEW TOWN, ND - AUGUST 13: View of three oil wells and flaring of natural gas on The Fort Berthold Indian Reservation near New Town, ND on August 13, 2014. About 100 million dollars worth of natural gas burns off per month because a pipeline system isn't in place yet to capture and safely transport it . The Three Affiliated Tribes on Fort Berthold represent Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nations. It's also at the epicenter of the fracking and oil boom that has brought oil royalties to a large number of native americans living there. More income has also translated to more crime on the resvation in the form of meth use and additction, drunk driving, assaults and domestic violence. A small tribal police force is finding it difficult to cover the nearly one-million acre reservation as well as retain officers. (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images)

As CO2 Emissions Flatten, More Powerful Greenhouse Gases Flood The Atmosphere

Global carbon dioxide emissions remained flat for a third year in a row, yet far more powerful greenhouse gases "keep creeping up," according to the annual report from the European Union and the Nethe...
Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia poses outside the Libyan Embassy in Valletta April 6, 2011. Investigative journalist Caruana Galizia was killed after a powerful bomb blew up a car killing her in Bidnija, Malta, in October 16, 2017. Picture taken April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Anti-Corruption Journalist Killed By Huge Bomb In Malta

Malta's best-known investigative journalist, who led the Panama Papers probe into corruption in the country, has been killed after a powerful bomb blew up her car. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, ran a hu...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, top candidate of the Christian Democratic Union Party (CDU) for the upcoming general elections, gestures during an election rally in Regensburg, Germany, September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Angela Merkel's Election Victory Belies Germany's Problem With Gender Inequality

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union and its ally party, the Christian Social Union, cruised to victory for the fourth time in Sunday's election, making her the longest-standin...
People gather to leave candles, flowers, messages, stuffed toys and many differents objects for the victims on August 18, 2017 at the spot where yesterday a van ploughed into the crowd, killing 13 persons and injuring over 100 on the Rambla boulevard in Barcelona.Drivers have ploughed on August 17, 2017 into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks in Barcelona and another popular Spanish seaside city, leaving 13 people dead and injuring more than 100 others. In the first incident, which was claimed by the Islamic State group, a white van sped into a street packed full of tourists in central Barcelona on Thursday afternoon, knocking people out of the way and killing 13 in a scene of chaos and horror. Some eight hours later in Cambrils, a city 120 kilometres south of Barcelona, an Audi A3 car rammed into pedestrians, injuring six civilians -- one of them critical -- and a police officer, authorities said. / AFP PHOTO / Josep LAGO (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Photos Show The World Mourning In Solidarity With Spain

People around the world are paying their respects after deadly attacks left 14 people dead and more than 100 wounded in Barcelona and the resort town of Cambrils in Spain. Hours after the attacks on T...
A farmer shows wheat crop damaged by unseasonal rains in his wheat field at Sisola Khurd village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, March 24, 2015. To match Insight INDIA-MODI/ Picture taken March 24, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Extreme Weather Takes A Toll On Wheat Harvests. Climate Change Will Make It Worse.

Extreme flooding and droughts take a major toll on the global supply of wheat, accounting for about 40 percent of the fluctuations in annual yields, a recent study has found. The research gives new we...
U.S. President Donald Trump gathers with (L-R) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Council President Donald Tusk, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May as they attend the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, Italy, May 26, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

As Trump's Aides Touted His Alliance-Building, European Leaders Mocked And Disparaged Him

BRUSSELS ― Donald Trump's first trip abroad as president showed "how quickly and decisively" he "is acting to strengthen alliances," White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday. But if Trump...
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Our Reactions To Terror Are A Litany Of Hypocrisies

Social media reactions to terrorism or acts of terror make for very interesting case studies. Never before have the masses been able to opine with such freedom on platforms that allow millions of others to read and share their views. News channels, newspapers and so on today are being challenged by people directly as the internet, often via smartphones and tablets, offers unprecedented, and often alternative and raw access to information. However, such access and fluidity in information flow comes with certain shortcomings.
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Brexit Is A Reversal Of Internationalism

In my opinion, Britain’s decision to exit the European Union has profound historical importance, not only for the UK, but also for India, Europe, Asia, Africa, USA, and indeed for the whole world. It marks a drastic reversal of the process of internationalism which had been going ever since the end of World War II. Brexit is a step towards extreme nationalism and right wing politics, which is bound to spread everywhere and create great disorder. Let me explain.
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Does Brexit Mean That Globalization Is Dying? Should It?

With the United Kingdom voting to exit the EU, possibly the most ambitious project of globalization, questions have been raised about this de facto state of the world. Apart from the Brexit vote, Donald Trump’s nomination as a Republican candidate and the rise of many nationalist parties across Western Europe, all seem to question the virtues of a globalized world. So, has globalization not been good for the world? Why this backlash against it?