November 28, 2012 |
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.
March 20, 2013 |
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.
April 10, 2016 |
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.
November 16, 2010 |
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.
April 11, 2016 |
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.
November 22, 2013 |
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.
August 20, 1996 |
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.
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.
October 22, 1992 |
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.
June 22, 1999 |
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.