Americas

Are We Getting Nicer?

Source: Newyorktimes It’s pretty easy to conclude that the world is spinning down the toilet. So let me be contrary and offer a reason to be grateful this Thanksgiving. Despite the gloomy mood, the historical backdrop is stunning progress in human decency over recent centuries. War is declining, and humanity […]

Canada judge backs anti-polygamy law

British Columbia’s highest court has ruled that Canada’s anti-polygamy law should stand. Chief Justice Robert Bauman said the ban on multiple marriages was consistent with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The case comes after a judge threw out polygamy charges against two bishops of the Fundamentalist Church of […]

Broken America

Source: Spiegel.de The Country of Limited Possibilities By Sebastian Fischer in Washington Washington has become a term of abuse in America. The failure of the bipartisan supercommittee to reach agreement on spending cuts shows the extent of the gridlock in Washington. The country’s politicians seem unable to tackle America’s pressing […]

Thanks Giving Day

Source: TOI on Line Thanks Giving Day – a festival about expressing gratitude Thanks Giving Day or Thanksgiving Day is a beloved traditional festival observed in a grand fashion in the U.S and Canada to rejoice the harvest season and express gratitude towards Almighty for his holy grace. The origin […]

Proposed sale of Taiwan raises no laughs

Source: asiatimes on line TAIPEI – A recent New York Times op-ed article by Paul Kane, a former international security fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, has hit a raw nerve. Kane called on United States President Barack Obama to end military support for Taiwan in exchange for China forgiving […]

How China Can Defeat America

Source / Courtesy: New York Times. By YAN XUETONG Published: November 20, 2011     WITH China’s growing influence over the global economy, and its increasing ability to project military power, competition between the United States and China is inevitable. Leaders of both countries assert optimistically that the competition can […]

Doctors disagree on when pregnancy starts: U.S. survey

http://www.parentcentral.ca/parent/babiespregnancy/pregnancy/article/1089404–doctors-disagree-on-when-pregnancy-starts-u-s-survey November 18, 2011 Kerry Grens Reuters New guidance from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is warning Canadian women against postponing pregnancy for too long. NEW YORK—Most U.S. doctors believe pregnancy starts when the sperm fertilizes the egg, a survey shows, contradicting the position of a key medical group […]

US creates an Iranian albatross

Source:  Asia Times: Iran has reacted sharply to a joint United States and Saudi Arabia bid for a United Nations resolution accusing it violating diplomatic treaties and calling on Tehran to cooperate in ongoing investigations into shaky allegations of a terror plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington. American […]