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  • ADB president: China-led bank potential partner, not rival

    The president of the Asian Development Bank says a proposed Chinese-led regional bank is a potential partner rather than a rival and the ADB is talking with Beijing to share its experience. Takehiko Nakao's comments came after Washington softened its...
  • Obama meets with Afghan president Ghani, hints at pushback of U.S. withdrawal

    President Obama is expected to disclose Tuesday if he will withdraw most U.S. troops from Afghanistan on schedule this year, or keep 9,800 troops and thousands of contractors there through 2016, when the president insists America's longest war should...
  • Frank Clemente: Fossil-free protesters oppose energies that improve our lives

    As a university professor for more than 30 years, I can state unequivocally that campus rhetoric never produced one single kilowatt hour of electricity, never cooked one meal and never fueled one automobile. The coal, natural gas and oil that do all...
  • Elizabeth Tallent: Students select colleges with moral and intellectual base

    Elizabeth Tallent: Students select colleges with moral and intellectual base
    Like other schools pursuing the best and brightest incoming class, Stanford hosts an annual weekend of events to woo students who have been accepted but have not yet signed on the dotted line. Such students are often trying to choose among several...
  • Afghan president to embark on landmark Washington visit

    As the Afghan president heads to the United States on his first trip to Washington as head of state, the landmark visit offers a chance for both sides to start afresh and wipe the slate clean on the legacy of troubled U.S-Afghan relations. Ashraf Ghani...
  • Protesters cynically oppose energies that make life cleaner and better for all

    As a university professor for over 30 years, I can state unequivocally that campus rhetoric never produced one single kilowatt hour of electricity, never cooked one meal and never fueled one automobile. The coal, natural gas and oil that do all these...
  • Prospective students are looking for schools with a moral as well as an intellectual base

    Like other schools pursuing the best and brightest incoming class, Stanford hosts an annual weekend of events to woo students who have been accepted but have not yet signed on the dotted line. Such students are often trying to choose among several...
  • Liberia: Families of health workers killed by Ebola get $5k

    Liberia's government has begun making payments to the families of health workers who died of Ebola in the world's worst ever outbreak, an official said Thursday. So far, 11 families have received $5,000 each, said Tolbert Nyenswah, who leads the...
  • European allies are declaring their independence from irresponsible U.S.

    PARIS -- Britain, Germany and France are all posting signs of dissent in the West. Last week Barack Obama's White House found two good reasons to angrily criticize the British government, its most faithful and docile ally and client in the post-World...
  • Germany, France, Italy to join Chinese-led Asian bank

    Germany, France and Italy followed Britain on Tuesday in announcing that they plan to join a proposed Chinese-led Asian regional bank, swinging Europe's biggest economic powers behind a project that is viewed with concern in Washington. Britain last week...
  • Egypt basks in world support at investor conference

    Egypt's president claimed broad support from the international community for his vision of the future on Sunday, in a boisterous speech to an investor conference that saw billions pledged to boost an economy left battered by four years of turmoil...