Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 16th, 2014 12:08 am by HL
Open Source: A New Holiday Tradition for the Dutch: Arguing About Blackface
A celebration of St. Nicholas in the Netherlands now includes an annual fight over the traditional depiction of his dark-skinned helper, Black Pete.
Kakha Bendukidze Dies at 58; Pushed Post-Soviet Market Change
Mr. Bendukidze, a biologist and later a wealthy businessman in the final years of the Soviet Union, became an architect of economic and governmental changes in his native Georgia.
Pakistanis Optimistic on Ties After Afghan Leader’s Visit
As President Ashraf Ghani met with Pakistan’s prime minister on Saturday, officials were upbeat about a possible reset in the relationship.
In Shift, Pakistanis Fleeing War Flow Into Beleaguered Afghanistan
Pakistani military’s continuing offensive against Islamist militants in the North Waziristan tribal region has forced an exodus of at least 1.5 million residents.
A Familiar Anger Begins to Boil Again in Mexico
The shocking reports about the mass disappearance of college students have stoked the anger of many Mexicans toward corrupt politicians and police officers.