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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.
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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.
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August 10, 2016
By Pete Hoekstra Last month, a Syrian asylum-seeker who was set to be deported detonated a nail-filled suicide bomb outside of a concert in southern Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted that members of the Islamic State were among the more than 1 million migrants from destabilized areas of the Middle East and Africa whom she invited into her country. In the days prior to the Bastille Day massacre in Nice, France's intelligence chief warned that another attack on French soil or a mass sexual assault by migrants - similar to the one that occurred in Germany on New Year's Eve - could result in a "civil war. " The Dutch are investigating a possible jihadist cell in a refugee center in the Netherlands, and Norwegian police arrested a former Syrian al-Qaeda fighter seeking asylum in Europe.
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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.
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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
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.
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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
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.
NEWS
November 7, 1990
Due to a typographical error, yesterday's Commentary Page article by Kenneth L. Klothen erroneously stated that a United Nations provision concerning child soldiers permits countries to draft children as young as 12. The correct minimum age is 15.
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August 15, 2016
Answer: Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. Sri Lanka is also a neighboring country, though separated by the sea.  
NEWS
August 10, 2016
President Obama has been very critical of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's threat to arrest and send home millions of undocumented immigrants, but his administration has said little about a deplorable deportation program affecting Dominican-born Haitians, the largest stateless population in the Western Hemisphere. In 2010, the Dominican Republic amended its constitution to deny citizenship to anyone born in the country who didn't have at least one parent who was born there too. Overnight, 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent were stripped of citizenship.
NEWS
August 10, 2016
By Pete Hoekstra Last month, a Syrian asylum-seeker who was set to be deported detonated a nail-filled suicide bomb outside of a concert in southern Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted that members of the Islamic State were among the more than 1 million migrants from destabilized areas of the Middle East and Africa whom she invited into her country. In the days prior to the Bastille Day massacre in Nice, France's intelligence chief warned that another attack on French soil or a mass sexual assault by migrants - similar to the one that occurred in Germany on New Year's Eve - could result in a "civil war. " The Dutch are investigating a possible jihadist cell in a refugee center in the Netherlands, and Norwegian police arrested a former Syrian al-Qaeda fighter seeking asylum in Europe.
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July 31, 2016
Answer: Italy. The region is in the north of the country and borders the Adriatic Sea. Bologna is its capital.
NEWS
July 23, 2016
Excerpts from Donald Trump's address as prepared for delivery Thursday night: Friends, delegates and fellow Americans: I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States. Together, we will lead our party back to the White House, and we will lead our country back to safety, prosperity, and peace. We will be a country of generosity and warmth. But we will also be a country of law and order. . . . Decades of progress made in bringing down crime are now being reversed by this Administration's rollback of criminal enforcement.
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July 20, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia college student Jimmy Mulholland, who bicycled across the country last year, received many offers of help after his bike was recently stolen at 30th Street Station. Readers, touched by his misfortune, were quick to offer aid after reading a story on Philly.com about his plight last week. A Philadelphia lawyer provided tips on how Mulholland could possibly find his stolen bike: Call local bike shops in case the thief or someone else brings it there. Check out the Philadelphia Stolen Bikes group on Facebook.
NEWS
July 19, 2016
Bonnie Brown, 77, one of three siblings whose smooth harmonies as the Browns influenced generations of singers from the Beatles to Lady Antebellum, died Saturday. Her publicist, Kirt Webster, said Ms. Brown died in Little Rock of complications from lung cancer. With older siblings Jim Ed Brown and Maxine Brown, the three helped define the Nashville sound of the 1950s and '60s. They were inducted in 2015 into the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum after Jim Ed's death that year. The Browns crossed over into pop, folk, and rhythm and blues, including the No. 1 hit "The Three Bells," previously a success for the French cabaret singer Edith Piaf.
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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.
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