Packing Proxies

Some in the Maldives want to reduce the influence of India. The same people in the archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean might want to increase the influence of China in their backyard, too. Lawmakers with the ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) recently proposed a bill...

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Mea Culpa

Canadian Indigenous leaders and survivors of the country’s controversial residential schools met with Pope Francis on Monday, the first of a series of meetings this week in the hopes of securing a papal apology for the abuses committed by the Catholic clergy and school staff,...

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Dead Ends

Peace negotiations in the Central African Republic ended this week without any concrete progress amid an ongoing civil war that has been raging since 2013, Agence France-Presse reported. The talks are part of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra’s pledge to push for national reconciliation following his controversial re-election...

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The Bores

A new research paper found that certain characteristics – and professions – can make a person appear boring, Science Alert reported. A science team asked more than 500 people in five different studies to determine which traits, jobs and hobbies are considered stereotypically boring. In the first...

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