CollectionsCountries
IN THE NEWS

Countries

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
November 28, 2012 | By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - President Obama hailed an "ambitious reform agenda" set forth by the incoming president of Mexico as he and President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto met Tuesday at the White House. Obama said it was fitting that the men were meeting even before Pena Nieto takes office on Saturday, calling it a sign of the close relationship between the two countries. "What happens in Mexico has an impact on our society," Obama said before the Oval Office meeting, which also included Vice President Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
NEWS
March 20, 2013 | By Bradley Klapper, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration lent its support Monday to British and French plans to arm Syria's rebels, saying it wouldn't stand in the way of any country seeking to rebalance the fight against a regime supported by Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah. Secretary of State John Kerry said the longer Syria's war goes on, the greater the danger of its institutions collapsing and extremists getting their hands on the country's vast chemical weapons arsenal. With 450,000 Syrians living in neighboring countries as refugees already, he said the conflict is becoming a "global catastrophe.
NEWS
April 10, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
University scholars who work under threat in countries that suppress academic freedom will be offered "safe haven" through a new endowment established in honor of Beau Biden, late son of the vice president. The $1 million gift, from an anonymous donor, will pay for one scholar each year to move to an American university and work free from danger. The Institute of International Education announced the gift Friday afternoon at a news conference at the University of Delaware's campus in Wilmington.
NEWS
November 16, 2010 | By QUEEN MUSE, museq@phillynews.com 215-854-5880
Sheikh Khurshan, president of the Bangladesh Association of Greater Philadelphia, has always wanted to see his nation's flag waving on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. "It's a great thing for Bangladeshi people to see that," Khurshan said. "It gives us a sense that we belong here. " Because of space issues and financial hangups, the process of having his country's flag placed on the Parkway has been long and hard, but that wait will end this week. In a ceremony Friday, the flags of 19 countries will be added to the already elaborate display of 90 flags lining the sides of the Parkway.
NEWS
April 11, 2016 | By Trudy Rubin, Columnist
Before taking office, the next president - whoever that may be - would benefit from reading a new book titled Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post-Cold War Era. The book was written by Johns Hopkins professor Michael Mandelbaum, who coined the phrase "Foreign Policy as Social Work" in the mid-1990s. He now argues that the U.S. foreign-policy focus "changed fundamentally" over the last 25 years, from making war to remaking the countries we became entangled with into capitalist democracies that look more like us. "The main focus of American foreign policy shifted from war to governance, from what other governments did beyond their borders to . . . how they were organized within them," he writes.
NEWS
November 22, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
When prominent universities began giving free access to courses online, some proponents hailed it as a way to open education to the vastly underprivileged in countries around the world. But a new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania published Wednesday by the journal Nature says that isn't what has happened. Instead, the researchers found, a vast majority of students enrolled in "Massive Open Online Courses" - commonly known as MOOCs - already hold college degrees and are taking the courses primarily to advance in their jobs.
NEWS
August 20, 1996 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / WILLIAM F. STEINMETZ
Dressed in the traditional garb of the countries they were representing, students age 6 to 17 participated in the Wissahickon Boys & Girls Club's Olympic Parade and Celebration yesterday. The countries represented included Kenya (above), Brazil, Egypt, Greece, Russia, South Africa and South Korea.
NEWS
April 7, 2016
By Robert Blancato Presidential front-runner Donald Trump recently unveiled a proposal that would authorize Americans to buy prescription drugs imported from countries like Canada. The measure sounds appealing; who wouldn't want cheaper medicines from our northern neighbor's safe pharmacies? Unfortunately, there's a reason this proposal sounds too good to be true: It is. While seemingly sensible, drug importation is a terrible idea that would put Americans at risk of harm from impure, unsafe, and counterfeit copies of prescription drugs.
NEWS
October 22, 1992 | For The Inquirer / JONATHAN WILSON
China, Greece, Russia and Egypt were just some of the 17 countries represented at an International Bazaar on Sunday hosted by the Community Y of Eastern Delaware County in Lansdowne.
BUSINESS
June 22, 1999 | By Leslie J. Nicholson, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Six months before the start of the new year it is still impossible to predict the international effects of the Year 2000 computer problem, the Clinton administration's Y2K czar said yesterday. John Koskinen, head of the President's Commission on Year 2000 Conversion, said information on the international situation was difficult to come by because there were so many countries to factor into the equation. He added, however, that he is encouraged by what he believes is an increase in the last six months in global awareness and cooperation on solving Y2K problems.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
TRAVEL
July 18, 2016
Answer: Albania. During the 1940s after World War II, it was the site of three incidents involving Royal Navy ships and Albania that resulted in the United Kingdom suing Albania in the International Court of Justice.  
NEWS
July 16, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Jimmy Mulholland took a break from Temple University last year to ride his bike across the United States. The bike had been a companion during a hard time, he said. This weekend, it was stolen outside of 30th Street Station. Mulholland, 21, had locked up the gray 1984 Fuji Touring Series IV at a bike rack on the Schuylkill River side of the station on Sunday, and took a train to Media, Delaware County, to visit his parents overnight. When he returned to get his bike the next day, it was gone.
TRAVEL
July 10, 2016
Name: KidsTravel Books.com. What it does: You can browse children's books from all over the world to learn about other cultures, prepare for a trip, read book reviews and author interviews, get family travel tips, and more. What's hot : The depth of global coverage on Kids TravelBooks is unexpected and comprehensive, with books arranged by continent and country. I want to go to the Dominican Republic, but I'm not quite ready to book a flight. I wondered if it had any kids' books on it, clicked the link, and found four books that I could buy that might help me make a decision.
NEWS
June 27, 2016
The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair celebrated its 120th year, drawing 125,000 attendees. The show, which ran from May 26 through June 5, is the country's oldest and largest outdoor multibreed competition, and brings in competitors from around the world. More than 2,000 area volunteers assisted with the event, which consisted of a First Night Art Show, Ladies Hat Day, horses, jumping, parading galore, shopping, food judging, carriage and amusement rides. Proceeds from the event will be used to support Bryn Mawr Hospital.
TRAVEL
June 20, 2016
Answer: El Salvador. It's the smallest - but also the most densely populated - country in Central America. It also holds the dubious distinction of being the most violent country in the world, with a murder rate in 2015 of 115 per 100,000 people.  
NEWS
June 16, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Staff Writer
Chris Stapleton is the Nashville overnight sensation who, naturally, has been working for most of this millennium to step out of the shadows and into the mainstream. The 38-year-old, cowboy-hat-wearing Kentuckian with the bushy beard and burly, luxuriously soulful voice was the surprise big winner at last fall's Country Music Association Awards, where he sang his signature, slow-burning version of the George Jones hit "Tennessee Whiskey" as a duet with his pal Justin Timberlake. That led to a Grammy album of the year nomination for Traveller , his 2015 solo debut album, which put Stapleton's name in lights after years of having his songs recorded by a wide range of artists, including Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, and Adele.
NEWS
June 12, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
As a high school student living in Camden, Argenis Calderon visited Guadalupe Family Services almost every day to escape violence and loneliness, and to work toward getting into college. On Friday, the now-20-year-old junior at Rutgers-Camden joined staff and youth from the Catholic social services agency to discuss with a group of international visitors how to serve at-risk youths in poor neighborhoods. "People here refer to each other as brother and sister," Calderon said. "Baseball and this place are the two places that saved my life.
TRAVEL
May 22, 2016
Answer: Pakistan. It borders Afghanistan, China, India, and Iran.
TRAVEL
May 16, 2016
Answer: France. Capturing the port was a key part of the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II.  
NEWS
May 8, 2016 | By Marty Becker, Universal Uclick
YOU'VE PROBABLY heard the phrase "all dogs go to heaven. " Your dog would probably tell you that living in your house is heaven on earth. But what about life for dogs in other countries or continents? I've been blessed to have traveled to more than 80 countries in my life and career. While there are places where canines live lives that are as good as or better than what ours have in North America - I think of France as a great example - in most developing countries and some modern societies, dogs are lucky to survive.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|