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Be Good to Thy Neighbors: A Spatial Analysis of Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth in Sub‐Saharan Africa

1 hour ago   |   The World Economy

Abstract This paper employs a spatial dependency framework to examine intermediary roles played by trade, institutional quality, and natural resource endowment in determining...
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Lucas: Winning athlete who doesn't trash U.S. a welcome change

9 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

A remarkable young American athlete accepted a first-place sports award without trashing his country. How refreshing Collin Morikawa, 24, of California is the latest PGA...
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Beached humpback whale rescued in dramatic video

Beached humpback whale rescued in dramatic video

19 hours ago   |   New York Post

This humpback whale was not singing a happy song - when it found itself stranded on a beach in southern Africa. Watch the heart-pounding rescue video filmed near Walvis Bay...
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As Taliban Expand Control, Concerns About Forced Marriage and Sex Slavery Rise

As Taliban Expand Control, Concerns About Forced Marriage and Sex Slavery Rise

20 hours ago   |   Foreign Policy

In some Afghan towns, women are fleeing ahead of insurgent takeovers.
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Will Biden and al-Kadhimi Only Produce Platitudes on Iraq?

Will Biden and al-Kadhimi Only Produce Platitudes on Iraq?

1 day ago   |   Foreign Policy

At the White House on Monday, the Iraqi leader needs a guarantee that Biden won't use Iraq's independence as a pawn in negotiations with Iran.
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UN Says 'Heightened Threats' Are Emerging From ISIS, Affiliated Groups Around the World

1 day ago   |   Newsweek

The memo comes as the U.S. is set to withdraw all troops in Afghanistan, where ISIS and al Qaeda are rooted, and said parts of West and East Africa were susceptible to terror...
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South Africa's vaccination drive regains pace after unrest

1 day ago   |   Star Tribune

South Africa's COVID-19 vaccination campaign is regaining momentum after being disrupted earlier this month by a week of riots sparked by the imprisonment of former President...
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Biden at Six Months: How Successful Is His Foreign Policy?

Biden at Six Months: How Successful Is His Foreign Policy?

1 day ago   |   Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy asked nine global experts for their takes on the administration's agenda.
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The Downs And Ups Of Africa's Current COVID Surge

The Downs And Ups Of Africa's Current COVID Surge

1 day ago   |   NPR

The World Health Organization has reported a downturn after 8 weeks of increasing cases. But the good news comes with a large dose of caution. (Image credit: Waldo...
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Russia inks $1.2 billion-worth of military contracts at MAKS 2021 Air Show

Russia inks $1.2 billion-worth of military contracts at MAKS 2021 Air Show

1 day ago   |   RT

Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport signed 13 contracts totaling $1.2 billion on the sidelines of the MAKS 2021 international air show, the company's CEO Alexander...
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Sweden's women win 2nd straight, down Australia 4-2

Sweden's women win 2nd straight, down Australia 4-2

SAITAMA, Japan - Fridolina Rolfo scored a pair of goals and Sweden won its second straight match in the group stage of the women's Olympic soccer tournament with a 4-2 victory... Read more ...

Russian star Daniil Medvedev blasts Olympics tennis tournament a ‘joke' as...

Russian star Daniil Medvedev blasts Olympics tennis tournament a ‘joke' as players grapple with sweltering conditions in Japan

Daniil Medvedev, the world's second-ranked men's tennis player, has hit out at organizers of the Olympic tennis tournament, with players being forced to contend with sweltering... Read more ...

Whatever Happened to the ‘Us vs. Them' Olympics?

Whatever Happened to the ‘Us vs. Them' Olympics?

The creators of the modern Olympics founded the Games with the intent to foster peace and brotherhood, healthy athletic competition, a humanistic appreciation of man's great... Read more ...

Crypto-based ‘shadow financial market' spooks regulators

Crypto-based ‘shadow financial market' spooks regulators

New financial services built on cryptocurrency are offering consumers the ability to borrow and trade billions of dollars without the oversight of bankers or their regulators... Read more ...

Video- Beautiful Today, Unsettled Tomorrow

Video- Beautiful Today, Unsettled Tomorrow

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Space Jam and the Fury of an Algorithm Scorned

The reboot-along with Netflix's The Mitchells vs. the Machines-portray vengeful AIs as jilted geniuses. That revolution shouldn't be televised. Read more ...

The 16 Best Weekend Deals on Headphones, Soundbars, and More

We found discounts on a MacBook Pro, an Instant Pot, and the newest Amazon Fire tablet. Read more ...

Insiders Reveal Latest Buzz, Trade Scenarios for POR's Damian Lillard 'Crisis'

Was it a false alarm or an early warning of what's to come? Just over a week ago, Henry Abbott of True Hoop wrote, "A source close to Lillard says that in the days to come, he... Read more ...

Updated Top 100 MLB Prospects After 2021 Draft

With the 2021 MLB draft in the rearview, it's time to reset the league's landscape with an update to our top 100 prospect list that includes this year's top draft picks... Read more ...

It's a magical year for mushrooms

Rain, heat and humid help mushrooms flourish on the forest floors. Read more ...