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  • Community college students say 'oui' to France – and science

    09/13/2017 4:20:01 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 13 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 13, 2017 | Sara Miller Llana
    A new program, sponsored by the French embassy in the US, aims​ ​to​ ​open​ ​​the​ ​classic​ ​junior​-year​-abroad ​experience​ ​to students who​ ​don't typically​ ​find​ ​the​ ​means or​ ​programs​ ​to​ study ​internationally. PARIS —Daniela​ ​Markovic​ ​worked​ ​hard​ ​in​ ​high​ ​school​ ​with​ ​her​ ​sights​ ​on​ ​college – and possibly studying abroad.​ ​But​ ​when​ ​faced​ ​with​ ​economic​ ​reality,​ ​she opted​ ​for​ ​the​ ​honor’s​ ​program​ ​of​ ​her​ ​local​ ​community​ ​college​, ​and​ ​accepted​ ​that​ ​a two-week​ ​trip​ ​to​ ​Italy​ offered by the program ​would​ ​have​ ​to​ ​suffice​. “Whenever​ ​I​ ​saw​ ​all​ ​my​ ​friends​ ​going​ ​off​ ​to​ university,​ ​and​ ​I​ ​was​ ​stuck​ ​at​ ​home – ​you​...
  • President Trump is Finally Making the Right Moves Abroad

    07/20/2017 9:13:21 AM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    President Trump is finally doing what he promised to do on the campaign trail. He is working with Putin’s Russia to solve the catastrophic Syrian civil war, striking a cease fire agreement and working together over pursuing separate goals. But there is one big story that surfaced on Wednesday that could prove monumental in the Middle East. I have written about the CIA’s role in the creation of ISIS and America’s creation of terrorist groups across the Middle East, a disgusting tactic sowing even more chaos throughout the region. In turn, Russia has armed the Taliban against American troops in...
  • Russian Government Officials Told To Immediately Bring Back Children Studying Abroad

    10/11/2016 6:20:10 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/11/16 | Tyler Durden
    In Europe, when it gets serious, you have to lie... at least if you are an unelected bureaucrat like Jean-Claude Juncker. In Russia, however, when it gets serious, attention immediately turns to the children. Which is why we read a report in Russian website Znak published Tuesday, according to which Russian state officials and government workers were told to bring back their children studying abroad immediately, even if means cutting their education short and not waiting until the end of the school year, and re-enroll them in Russian schools, with some concern. The article adds that if the parents of...
  • FACT CHECK: Kerry dishes some iffy claims abroad

    05/27/2013 9:39:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    ap news ^ | 5/27/13 | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry straddled the diplomatic boundary this weekend between presenting the best face of America and a misleading one. In a question-and-answer session with young Ethiopians on Sunday, Kerry exaggerated the U.S. record on climate change, appeared to conflate past U.S. policy on drones with President Barack Obama's new policy and gave an incomplete account of how he opposed the Iraq war. A day earlier, he struggled with economic data as well as the contents of his own department's terrorism blacklist. Here's a look at how some of his statements measured...
  • OT: Best places overseas to work/retire? (Mediterranean vs Argentina/Chile/Brazil/Nicaragua/Panama?)

    11/08/2012 1:34:19 PM PST · by Javeth · 74 replies
    Just curious especially to hear from anyone else who’s planning to do this, about the best countries overseas to retire and work in. My wife and I have done pretty well with our import/export business, worked hard and saved up, and are starting to make retirement plans. We’re not much enthused about giving out our hard-earned and saved money, to support the spendthrift socialist incompetence and excesses of Obama and his successors. So we’re looking to retire abroad, and if possible to even continue some of the business overseas in a lower key, part time context. Our trading is mostly...
  • Chen and Family to “Study Abroad” in U.S.

    05/04/2012 9:55:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 5/4/12 | Alana Goodman
    The State Department confirmed this morning that it’s reached a deal with the Chinese government in the case of blind dissident Chen Guangcheng: The Chinese Government stated today that Mr. Chen Guangcheng has the same right to travel abroad as any other citizen of China. Mr. Chen has been offered a fellowship from an American university, where he can be accompanied by his wife and two children. The Chinese Government has indicated that it will accept Mr. Chen’s applications for appropriate travel documents.
  • Analysis: Obama falls short of meteoric expectations abroad

    04/29/2012 2:44:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/29/12 | Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was not just U.S. Democratic voters who were looking forward to "hope and change" when Barack Obama became the 44th U.S. president. Around the world, many anticipated the United States would behave very differently under the new leader. They wanted to hear less about Americans swaggering and throwing their weight around. Some, perhaps, wanted more talk of U.S.-style freedom and democracy, but not if it meant Washington imposing its will. ... A scandal over the hiring of prostitutes by the U.S. Secret Service in Colombia, killings and Koran burnings in Afghanistan and drone strikes in Pakistan...
  • Meet The Growing Number Of Americans Who Want To Move Abroad

    11/10/2011 8:11:16 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 106 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nov. 8, 2011, 5:21 PM | Abby Rogers and Gus Lubin
    A growing number of Americans is thinking about turning expat, according to a survey by America Wave and Zogby International. The share of Americans planning to relocate increased to 2.5 percent from 0.8 percent in 2009. If this number describes the entire population, that means around 6 million Americans are planning on leaving the country. America Wave's Bob Adams (a Business Insider contributor) found that single people, political conservatives and men were more likely to be in this group.
  • Hamas Bans Young Scholars from Leaving Gaza to Study Abroad

    08/19/2011 1:21:44 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/8/11 | Chana Ya'ar
    The Hamas terrorist rulers of Gaza have banned eight young academic scholars from leaving the region to further their studies abroad. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights condemned the move Wednesday, informing media that Hamas was refusing to allow the teens to leave Gaza. The ban came one day after the human rights organization issued a similar statement slamming a Hamas decision that mandates NGO (nongovernmental organizations) and human rights workers to apply for travel permits at least two weeks in advance of any plans to leave Gaza. Hamas has also become embroiled in a battle of wills with the...
  • Poll: 45% of Republicans say Obama born abroad

    04/24/2011 12:28:26 AM PDT · by South40 · 53 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 22, 2011 | Martin Wisckol
    A New York Times poll found that 45 percent of Republicans and 25 percent of all adults surveyed believe that President Barack Obama was born abroad. It’s question No. 72 on (Page 8 ) of the poll results. That’s an increase over a year ago, when 20 percent of adults surveyed thought Obama was not U.S. born.
  • Libyan Jews abroad deeply ambivalent about uprising

    02/21/2011 9:34:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    jpost ^ | 2/21/11 | GIL SHEFLER
    Leader of diaspora group suspects alternative to Gaddafi may be worse. The leader of a Jewish Libyan Diaspora group warned on Monday that the death toll in the North African country may be much higher than reported. “I’m in touch with people in Benghazi especially, and the situation is worse than appears in the press and on TV,” Raphael Luzon, the chairman of the Jewish Libyan Diaspora in the UK, told The Jerusalem Post. “This is a big massacre and it’s even affected people who stayed home, who are now being hurt by use of heavy weapons.” Luzon, who was...
  • Republicans abroad slam Obama poll

    03/24/2010 6:16:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 485+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 3/24/10 | GIL HOFFMAN
    The Republicans Abroad Israel branch condemned the Haaretz newspaper on Tuesday for misleading readers by giving the impression that an overwhelming majority of Israelis saw US President Barack Obama as “fair and friendly” toward the country. Both the English and Hebrew editions of Friday’s Haaretz led with the headline “Poll: Most Israelis see Obama as fair, friendly toward Israel.” The English edition elaborated near a picture of Obama that “69% say Obama is fair and friendly.” The story itself gave no numbers but its lead said that “a sweeping majority of Israelis think his treatment of this country is friendly...
  • Pentagon to offer emergency contraception abroad

    02/04/2010 7:41:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies · 262+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 2/4/10 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon for the first time will require military bases worldwide to offer emergency contraception or the so-called morning-after pill, a military spokeswoman said Thursday. The decision follows a recommendation by an independent panel of doctors and pharmacists in November, said Defense Department spokeswoman Cynthia Smith. The panel determined that emergency contraception should be added to the military's list of medications that must be stocked at each military facility.
  • IBM to laid-off: Want a job in India?

    02/05/2009 5:37:48 PM PST · by Westlander · 20 replies · 1,137+ views
    CNN ^ | 2-5-2009 | Karina Frayter
    IBM employees being laid off in North America now have an alternative to joining the growing ranks of the unemployed - work for the company abroad. Big Blue is offering its outgoing workers in the United States and Canada a chance to take an IBM job in India, Nigeria, Russia or other countries.
  • Military votes need to count

    10/15/2008 12:21:42 AM PDT · by tomymind · 16 replies · 1,088+ views
    brewtonstandard.com ^ | Wednesday, October 15, 2008
    Election Day is just three short weeks away, yet sadly, the votes of many of our military men and women in uniform, who are serving overseas, will not be counted in this year's election. In 1952, President Harry Truman wrote to Congress saying, “At a time when these young people are defending our countryŠthe least we at home can do is to make sure that they are able to enjoy the rights they are being asked to fight to preserve.” Yet even today - over half a century later - the voting system for the members of our military men...
  • China Looks Abroad To Grow Its Own Food

    05/09/2008 9:30:18 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 116+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Richard Spencer
    China looks abroad to grow its own food By Richard Spencer Last Updated: 2:31AM BST 10/05/2008 Chinese farming companies may be backed by the government to buy and lease tracts of land in Africa and Latin America to grow crops to feed its 1.3 billion people. A proposal before the state council, or cabinet, proposes extending a business strategy known as the "go-out policy" to farmland. As food prices rise, the Chinese government is anxious about food security, though it may not be willing to risk the accusation of colonialism that such a move would attract. The country has long...
  • Bush's long-awaited call for curbing gases falls flat abroad

    04/17/2008 11:44:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 260+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/17/08 | Angela Charlton - ap
    PARIS - President Bush has finally set a target date for reining in U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases but the plan is falling flat in the international arena, where critics have long accused him of not moving quickly enough on tackling global warming. "Losership instead of leadership," Germany's environment minister said Thursday of Bush's new strategy. A major disappointment, South Africa said. Too little and too late, a Chinese official added. Bush's speech Wednesday, in which he said the United States must stop the growth of its emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases by 2025, dominated U.S.-sponsored climate...
  • Pace: Protecting Freedom Abroad Protects Nations’ Own Freedoms

    08/18/2007 10:35:24 AM PDT · by SandRat · 323+ views
    TOKYO, Aug. 18, 2007 – When nations protect other countries’ freedoms, they also are strengthening their own, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here yesterday. Marine Gen. Peter Pace spoke with Japanese defense reporters at the American embassy here. The general is in Japan meeting U.S. troops based in the country. “I think that Japan, in helping to protect other people’s freedoms, is in fact helping to strengthen freedom at home in Japan,” Pace said. Japan has helped within the limits of its constitution in operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The Japanese Maritime Self-defense Force has...
  • Mastermind Based Abroad Suspected Of Guiding (Bomb) Plot (UK)

    07/03/2007 6:12:20 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 363+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-4-2007 | Duncan Campbell, Severin Carrell, Helen Carter, Barbara McMahon, Karen McVeigh, Hugh Muir, Richard N
    Mastermind based abroad suspected of guiding plot Two men held at Glasgow believed to be behind failed London car bombs Duncan Campbell, Severin Carrell, Helen Carter, Barbara McMahon, Karen McVeigh, Hugh Muir, Richard Norton-Taylor, Alexandra Topping and Alan Travis Wednesday July 4, 2007 The Guardian (UK) The plot to mount car bomb attacks in Britain was hatched outside the UK, with the doctors allegedly involved linked to a ringleader or mastermind abroad, counter-terrorism officials believe. One theory is that the alleged plot was orchestrated by one or two jihadists who infiltrated the NHS and indoctrinated others. It emerged last night...
  • Unjust war abroad and also at home (MegaBarf Alert!)

    05/09/2007 10:02:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 783+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 5/9/07 | Jose Calderon
    It is important to take a stand at this moment in history, not just against a war that was based on lies about "weapons of mass destruction" that were never found, but also against the war of lies that is being waged against our immigrant communities all across this country. This unjust war is continuing to blame the economic problems on undocumented immigrants while the multinational corporations, such as Exxon, are bringing in $40 billion in profits, the largest profit by a corporation in history. This is an unjust war where workers aren't reaping the rewards of their labor and...