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Who won the debate? Remembering how God measures success

By Jim Denison, Op-ed Contributor | Wednesday, September 30, 2020 The first of three scheduled presidential debates took place last night at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Chris Wallace...

Ireland is the battleground for the EU-US tussle over the internet

Nick Clegg, the UK’s former deputy prime minister and current vice-president of global affairs for Facebook, has spent the past week trying to dispel the rumour that Facebook would soon be forced to stop...

Vatican accuses Trump aide Mike Pompeo of exploiting Pope Francis

A  Vatican critique of U.S, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is the latest international flare up involving the administration of President Donald Trump which has in recent years lashed out at insitution and allies...

From the Archives, 1990: Patrick White, author and stirrer, dies at 78

At home, he has generally been recognised as the long-awaited Great Australian Writer, at least since he won the Nobel Prize. Although not a popular writer in the ways that Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson...

‘PW’ in Spanish Debuts Around the World

The first issue of 'Publishers Weekly en Español' was published this week in Spain. The inaugural edition features an array of original interviews, news, and analysis, as well as more than 50 book reviews of Spanish-language titles.

Impact on workers of COVID-19 is ‘catastrophic’: ILO 

The bleak news from ILO Director-General Guy Ryder coincided with an updated mid-year forecast from the UN body.  Lower and middle-income countries have suffered most, with an estimated 23.3 per cent drop in working hours – equivalent to 240 million jobs - in the second quarter.  Previously, the ILO had suggested a 14 per...

EU summit postponed after president quarantined – as it happened

We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: Coronavirus live news: UK restrictions could last six months as WHO reports record weekly case high emily m (@maitlis) For clarity...

Europe and the New Middle East

Alliances in the Middle East are changing but the EU has been little engaged with the new diplomatic shifts and risks becoming irrelevant in the region, writes Jonathan Spyer. Jonathan Spyer is the director of...

Frankfurt Book Fair: Going Virtual

American agents prep for a Frankfurt like no other—from their homes.

“Unusually early demand in Europe for overseas organic blueberries”

This year, in Europe, the demand for overseas organic berries has begun unusually early. Carsol Europe's Roelant Komen has noticed this. "Many supermarkets want to start with organic berries. The Dutch season is progressing...

Fair Weather, a Prosperous Wind, But it Didn’t Stay That Way for America’s Pilgrim Fathers

… trade off the coasts of western Europe.   Only one passenger, Stephen Hopkins … .  Motivated by religion  ...

Spies, Paranoia, Revolution, and the Rise of American Empire

Before he was a journalist and a novelist, before he was a globe-trotting war correspondent and a historian with an eye for ordinary people that led extraordinary lives, Scott Anderson was a child of...

It’s time for a Jackson-Vanik Amendment for China

If China’s tightening grip on its closing society has an eerie familiarity, it should. The Chinese Communist Party’s wholesale disregard for its citizens’ fundamental freedoms has long invited comparisons to rule in the former...

Fitbit’s ECG app gets regulatory clearance in U.S. and European Union

Fitbit’s new electrocardiogram app has officially received regulatory clearance in the U.S. and European Union for its latest smartwatch, the Fitbit Sense, to monitor heart rhythm and detect atrial fibrillation. Now that the app has...

Vegan Food Market Size is Witnessing at a CAGR of 10.5% from 2019 to 2026

Vegan Food Market Size is Witnessing at a CAGR of 10.5% from 2019 to 2026 - Organic Food News Today - EIN News ...

West Side story? Take a walk on the wild Irish side

Stephen Spielberg plans to craft a new version of "West Side Story" *Editor's Note: This column originally appeared in the September 9 edition of the Irish Voice newspaper, sister publication to IrishCentral. By December, you might...

World War II Plays on for Centenarian Honored in Europe for Covert Aerial Missions

World War II may have officially ended 75 years ago Sept. 2, but for centenarian Orrin “Boody” Brown of Opelika, Ala., the conflict plays on in memory.   The cast of characters, the few still living, friends killed in action and those who have passed on …

Israel’s Accord with Serbia and Kosovo Rattles EU but Fails to Rouse Arab Wrath

The announcement last week of a landmark agreement between Israel, Serbia and Kosovo to normalize economic relations drew no condemnation from Arab nations, but the European Union has criticized the...

Frankfurt Cancels Physical Fair, Goes All Virtual

The Frankfurt Book Fair has canceled its physical, in-person fair and will proceed as an entirely virtual, online-only event. It will take place, as scheduled, October 12-18.

“Beyond Critique to Constructive Engagement”: Thousands gather in virtual ABS conference

Over 3,000 people gather to explore perspectives across diverse fields in light of the Bahá’í teachings.

In Church of Sweden female priests outnumber men who get more pay

In the Church of Sweden, part of the Lutheran communion, there is no issue about having female priests with women outnumbering men in the role. It is a different story in the Roman Catholic Church though and the matter has not yet been fully debated.

Iran lambastes US, EU for sheltering MEK terrorists

"Aug. 29, the National Day of Fight Against Terrorism, is the time to remember Prz Rajai & PM Bahonar who, 39yrs ago today, were martyred in a bombing by the MEK terrorist group," the...

‘Wisdom’ of Guatemala’s indigenous people needed for sustainable development: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

“Now more than ever, we must heed the wisdom of indigenous peoples. This wisdom calls upon us to care for the earth so that not only our generation may enjoy it, but that future...

How Trump’s Republican National Convention speech wove faith into the ‘great American story’

(RNS) — Accepting the Republican nomination for a second term, President Donald Trump framed his remarks with what he called “the great American story.” Trump delivered the speech Thursday (Aug. 27) before a crowd of...
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