Breaking up is hard to do.
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Hawkish foreign policy wonks have called for a breakup of Russia. But would that fall into Beijing’s hands?
Military personnel attend a special naturalization ceremony in New York on June 30, 2023.
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Though many immigrants join the US military to gain citizenship, other factors such as poverty and sense of belonging also contribute to their decisions.
A Black man holds up a sign during a Reparations Task Force meeting in Los Angeles, California on Sept. 22, 2022.
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Former enslaved persons have never received a dime for their labor. Nor have their descendants received reparations for the legacy of slavery.
Should the descendants be paid? By whom and how much?
Author Ava Chin’s research led her to a building on Mott Street in NYC’s Chinatown that held many family stories. Ng Doshim family portrait, 1937
Author Ava Chin, a 5th generation New Yorker, traces the roots of today’s high rates of anti-Asian violence back to 19th century U.S. labour and immigration laws.
South Sudanese soldiers prepare for deployment to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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The region’s forces are seen as important in addressing the long-running conflict in the DRC – but their involvement is complicated.
Agriculture is still largely manual in a several parts of the continent.
Average farm machinery use in Africa is among the lowest in the world.
Kenyan troops fly the flags of the East African Community and Kenya in Goma, eastern DRC.
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There are advantages to a regional force overseen by the East African Community – particularly as the bloc is leading new political talks.
The cost and speed of moving supplies around the world have gone up
Business managers rethinking supply chains should consider COVID effects, the African free trade area and green industrial growth.
Central Bank of Nigeria, Ibadan zonal office.
Nigeria’s banking sector is dominated by local players born out of state policy.
A Congolese soldier in Goma during protests against the UN peacekeeping mission in July 2022.
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Protests are likely to continue over the coming months, particularly in the run-up to the Congo presidential elections next year.
Coastal cities like Port Arthur, Texas, are at increasing risk from flooding during storms.
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A street-by-street analysis shows where the risks are rising fastest and also lays bare the inequities of who has to endure America’s crippling flood problem.
Union Square in Manhattan, where many of New York City’s homeless live.
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What happens to unhoused people who get COVID-19?
A visitor looks at the faces of some of the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing at the Oklahoma National Memorial museum in Oklahoma City.
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The Sept. 11 bombings killed almost 3,000 Americans. But if you exclude that unique event for the last two decades of terrorist activity, a different picture of US vulnerability appears.
Billions of people are going to need a coronavirus vaccine and that demand is going to be hard to meet.
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Once a coronavirus vaccine is approved, billions of doses need to be manufactured. Current vaccine production is nowhere near ready, for a variety of reasons, but planning now could help.
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Una vacuna con un 70% de efectividad podría no ser lo suficientemente eficaz si muy pocas personas están dispuestas a ser vacunadas, según muestran las nuevas investigaciones.
The lower the vaccine’s effectiveness, the more likely social distancing in some form may still be necessary.
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A vaccine that’s 70% effective might not be good enough if too few people are willing to be vaccinated, new research shows.
Officers of the Police Service of Northern Ireland redirect traffic around an emergency scene.
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A decadeslong process of recruiting a more diverse police force has led to more peaceful communities and widespread, bipartisan trust in policing in Northern Ireland.
As larger percentages of the U.S. population become infected, a study shows how direct medical expenses for treating COVID-19 will rise. Those costs will come back to everyone.
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Reopening state economies too soon risks a second wave of the pandemic, and a surge in medical costs. Anyone who pays insurance premiums and taxes will be picking up the tab.
Sunflowers and luffa vines — related to cucumber, gourd and squash — are tended by a Community Roots participant and mentor in a Brooklyn school community garden with their instructor (right).
Urban gardening is a departure point for learning about land and relationships, as well as food, consumer culture and social activism.
There’s good evidence drinking coffee before exercise can marginally improve your performance.
Many people drink coffee for that extra bit of energy to go about their day. As well as sharpening our minds, there’s evidence caffeine can give us a physical boost, too.