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  • Even with worker shortages, GOP and Democrats focus on more jobs

    Ty Davenport is a man on a mission. As economic development director for Fairfield County in South Carolina, he’s traveling to places like Colorado and Germany trying to bring jobs back to a place that very much needs them. Often that's coupled with a high number of working-age people who have become disengaged from the labor force for reasons that range from discouragement and drug addiction to skills that don’t match today’s jobs.

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:10:47 -0400
  • How Nicaragua protests snapped Ortega's power grab

    “With this government, we’ve been quiet,” she says. Recommended: Think you know Latin America? Over the past nine days, protests have rocked this tiny nation, often viewed as an island of stability in Central America.

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:45:34 -0400
  • Why Trump and Merkel must discuss migration

    One reason so many migrants try to reach Europe or the United States is that both guarantee free and open debate – about issues such as immigration. Such ideals are rare in much of Africa, Central America, and the Middle East, which are the main sources of today’s mass migrations. On Friday, the topic of migration will be on the table during a “working visit” by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House.

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:08:09 -0400
  • Armenia is having a 'color revolution.' So why is Russia so calm?

    For over two weeks, huge, mostly youthful crowds have been holding rolling demonstrations in the center of Yerevan and other Armenian cities, reacting to an attempt by two-term President Serzh Sargsyan to extend his grip on power. Most previous “color revolutions” in the former Soviet Union have been similarly triggered by fraudulent elections or other duplicitous abuses of power. Recommended: Sochi, Soviets, and czars: How much do you know about Russia?

    Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:51:24 -0400
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