CHINA FLOODS AFRICA WITH NEEDED DOLLARS, STOKING US CONCERN


DJIBOUTI (AP) — The new electrified rail line snakes through the African desert, charting a course from a port along the Djibouti coast to Addis Ababa, the capital of land-locked Ethiopia. The Chinese built the railway, and part of the port, and the new military base next door. On the other end of the line, …

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Putin Deports Executives for Speeding as Sanctions Loom


By Jason Corcoran and Henry Meyer  Mar 14, 2014 12:13 PM GMT+0100  Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/BloombergVladimir Putin, Russia's president, in Seoul.Even before the Ukraine standoff, foreign companies in Russia say they were alarmed by the number of executives being deported for minor infractions. Now with the West preparing sanctions, they’re bracing for more.Almost 1,000 people from countries outside the …

China Warns West that Sanctions on Russia Could Spiral into Chaos – U.S. & E.U. Indicate Sanctions to Begin Monday


13.Mar.2014SCGThe showdown in Ukraine is about to escalate on Monday if neither side backs down.According to Reuters, China's top envoy to Germany has warned the West against punishing Russia with sanctions for its intervention in Ukraine, saying such measures could lead to a dangerous chain reaction that could spiral out of control. This comes as …

World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together


Days after Hitler’s suicide a group of American soldiers, French prisoners, and, yes, German soldiers defended an Austrian castle against an SS division—the only time Germans and Allies fought together in World War II. Andrew Roberts on a story so wild that it has to be made into a movie. The most extraordinary things about …

The End of the Public University?


The End of the Public University?November 26, 2013 About 8 out of every 10 college students attends a public college or university, from the local community college down the street to the massive flagship university in the middle of the state usually known for its football team. Of those students who go to public universities, most …