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Will Filipinos now long for the Chinese – instead of the American – dream? While the axiom “the only permanent thing is change” historically began with Heraclitus, this dictum became popular with First Quarterstorm activists as the dialectics of Hegel and Marx, and the national democratic revolution patterned after that…

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RIO DE JANEIRO: The jailing of Eduardo Cunha on corruption charges put one of Brazil’s most Machiavellian politicians out of play — so why is the country’s elite so nervous about him? Cunha was jailed Wednesday to await trial on charges of bribe taking, money laundering and stashing his illicit…

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PARIS: Could Paris, the City of Light, soon become known as the City of Innovation helping propel young entrepreneurs to push technological and business frontiers? While efforts by Paris to lure financial companies from London in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union have dominated the headlines,…

FEATURE

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ISTANBUL: Minutes after fishermen tip him off that a ship is about to pass through Istanbul’s Bosphorus, Yoruk Isik drops what he’s doing and rushes to his favourite vantage point, camera in hand. The vessel is not one of the dozens of cargo boats that pass through the strait between…

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In the world today where violence and the violation of human rights is marked by a reluctance to take a stand against evil, not to report child abuse and not to oppose torture and murder is failure to confront criminal behavior. It is an indication that we are in a…

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President Duterte brought home $24 billion (P1.1 trillion) worth of investment pledges and credit facilities from China. Early Kung Hei Fat Choi to everyone! *** An independent foreign policy should not be anti-US or anti-China. It should be pro-Filipino. *** 400 Chinese and 500 Filipino businessmen met in Beijing. Nothing…

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President Rodrigo Duterte would have much loved to hold Manila in peace that Tuesday, October 18, 2016. He was in Beijing, China undertaking a visit on which were pinned hopes for assistance from the Asian behemoth, militarily, economically, what have you. Tuesday was the day his audience with top Chinese…

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GHENT, Belgium: A painstaking restoration of a 15th-century Flemish masterpiece is revealing the long-lost detail and splendor that helped make the altarpiece one of the world’s most stolen artworks. “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” by the Van Eyck brothers was unveiled 600 years ago at Saint Bavo’s Cathedral in…

STRATFOR ANALYSIS

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• Behind-the-scenes power struggles over the future of the monarchy will continue even after the succession process is settled. • A weak monarch will magnify the military’s historical role as Thailand’s ultimate arbiter of power. • Rifts in the military would exacerbate the immense uncertainty around Thailand’s delicate political transition.…

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CALAIS, France: Standing between them and the end of a death-defying journey on the run from war, poverty and persecution was a single tantalizing turnstile. As French authorities prepare to raze the Calais “Jungle” migrant camp, dozens of youths hoping to be whisked away from the camp to a new…

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