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  • Belarus requires the idle to pay for not working

    Under a new measure in Belarus, people who work less than half the year will have to pay the government for their idleness.
  • Afghanistan's Ghani says a tough year will yield stronger nation

    KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani said his security forces will weather the loss of most U.S. combat support and defeat a Taliban insurgency that's inflicting record casualties. "It's going to be a difficult year, but at the end...

    China teaches top cadres Western ideas despite backlash

    In the still, early hours, cadres make their way down tree-lined paths. They walk through a polished lobby, down dim hallways and settle themselves in rows in plain, wood-paneled classrooms. Here, they sit at the vanguard of the Communist Party of China....

    Critics of Pacific Rim free trade agreement cite worries over jobs, immigration

    Critics of Pacific Rim free trade agreement cite worries over jobs, immigration
    About 30 members of unions, immigrant rights groups and an environmental advocacy organization joined Wednesday to voice their concerns that a Pacific Rim free trade deal would reduce U.S. jobs and increase immigration to the country. At a rally in City...

    Study: Organized crime undermining Venezuelan institutions

    BOGOTA, Colombia How easy is it to have someone whacked in Venezuela? A new survey found that 36 percent of the population say it's "easy" or "very easy" to have someone killed. Venezuela's rampant crime often makes chilling headlines. Despite being rich...