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In wake of deadly Virginia white supremacist rally, protest vigils held around U.S.

via The Japan Times    Aug 14, 2017

Ericka Chaves, whose daughter, Natalie Romero, 20, is in a Virginia hospital after being injured by a car that plowed into a crowd on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, attends a vigil in Houston on Sunday. | AP

Protesters decrying hatred and racism converged around America on Sunday, saying they felt compelled to counteract the white supremacist rally that spiraled into deadly violence ...

Analysis: Trump’s talk of military intervention in Venezuela unnerves Latin Americans

via The Japan Times    Aug 13, 2017

Anti-government demonstrators hold a vigil in Caracas on July 31 in honor of those who have been killed during clashes between security forces and demonstrators. | AP

President Donald Trump’s talk of a “military option” in Venezuela risks alienating Latin American nations that overcame their reluctance to work with the Republican leader ...

Total solar eclipse to cross America on Aug. 21

via The Japan Times    Aug 11, 2017

An annular eclipse is seen through binoculars on May 20, 2012, in Sacramento, California. | AP

The sun, moon and Earth will line up perfectly in the cosmos on Aug. 21, turning day into night for a few wondrous minutes, its ...

Jones wants England to go native at 2019 Rugby World Cup

via The Japan Times    Aug 10, 2017

England rugby head coach Eddie Jones takes a training session in London on Monday. | ACTION IMAGES VIA REUTERS

England coach Eddie Jones said Thursday he wanted his players “close to normal life” during the 2019 World Cup in Japan after taking his backroom ...

Pence, while backing Trump policies, steers clear of intrigue and builds own support

via The Japan Times    Aug 09, 2017

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence attends a welcome ceremony on Aug. 1 at Golubovci Airport near Montenegro's capital, Podgorica. | AP

Shuttling across America aboard Air Force Two, Vice President Mike Pence has been a loyal messenger for President Donald Trump. At the same time, he ...

Venezuela hunts for rebels blamed for raid on military base as Maduro camp denies insurrection

via The Japan Times    Aug 08, 2017

Venezuela's new chief prosecutor, Tarek William Saab, attends a news conference in Caracas Monday. | REUTERS

Venezuela’s military was on Monday hunting an ex-officer and a lieutenant who led uniformed rebels on a weekend raid to grab weapons from an army ...

Japan working hard to douse fire ant invasion

By Daisuke Kikuchi
- via The Japan Times    Aug 07, 2017

A fire ant found at Hakata port in Fukuoka in mid-July is seen. | ENVIRONMENT MINISTRY / VIA KYODO

Fire ants, a venomous, highly invasive nonnative pest, have been spotted over the past few months in various parts of Japan, prompting the Environment Ministry ...

America and the World in Transition

By Richard N. Haass
- via Foreign Affairs    Nov 23, 2016

As the incoming Trump administration sorts itself out, U.S. allies should develop policy proposals for dealing with pressing global challenges and consider what more they can do on behalf of common...

The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games

By James McBride
- via Foreign Affairs    Jul 20, 2016

Bruno Kelly/Reuters

The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed in recent decades, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has caused a shrinking of states interested in playing host and a search f...

What Does the TPP Mean for Latin America?

By Shannon K. O'Neil,Danielle Renwick
- via Foreign Affairs    May 19, 2015

Mexico, Peru, and Chile would benefit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership if their economies can begin to produce more value-added goods in a competitive way, says CFR's Shannon  K. O’Neil.

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