Global News Blog-Cultural Controversy in Italy

December 6, 2010 · 1 Comment 

The most difficult controversy is one that struggles with opposing morals and challenges deeply rooted, traditional, cultural beliefs. It is almost impossible at times to reach an agreement and groups must “agree to disagree” and reach a compromise.

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Global News Blog: Japan on Nuclear Weapons

December 1, 2010 · 1 Comment 

One of the major humanitarian causes that Japan takes part in is the stopping of nuclear weapons. Being one of the few victims of nuclear bombs, Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II, Japan knows the full destruction that bombs can cause and thus the consequences.

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Global News Blog: Japan Reluctant to Take Refugees

December 1, 2010 · 1 Comment 

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees encourages countries to accept numerous refugees throughout the year, however Japan has been lagging.

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Global News Blog: Controversy in Japan over Early Childhood Institutions

December 1, 2010 · Comments Off 

One of the most controversial issues in Japan today is its education system in the areas of early childhood institutions, such as day cares. Some of the problems include the gap in the time from these earlier programs to primary schools.

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Global News Blog: Travel Conference Attended by UAE

December 1, 2010 · Comments Off 

Now known as a global hotspot for travel, the UAE recently concentrates many of its foreign relation efforts on fostering the development of this sector (Global Arab Network).

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Global News Blog: Beauty Pageants in Venezuela

December 1, 2010 · Comments Off 

Posted by Stuart Fisher

Many Americans love the idea of becoming the most perfect version of themselves and performing a talent on stage; Other Americans find beauty pageants disturbing and unnerving. Venezuelans have a completely different opinion.

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Global News Blog: Twitter in Venezuela

December 1, 2010 · Comments Off 

Posted By Stuart Fisher

Twitter is one of the most powerful social media sites in the world right now, and even with severe censorship, Venezuela has been taken over by the social media site.

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Global News Blog: Facebook in Spain

November 30, 2010 · Comments Off 

Posted By Elizabeth Langdon

Facebook has become so popular overseas that there have been countless Facebook-type social networks created in foreign countries. Spain has created Tuenti. They even went as far as to make the color scheme blue too.

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Global News Blog: Gone for Good? Expatriates of French Higher Education in the United States

November 30, 2010 · Comments Off 

Posted by Lucie Leon

A recently published report shows that academics are increasingly leaving France for the United States, which carries the risk of a “brain drain” in France.

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Global News Blog: Walmart Moves into South Africa

November 30, 2010 · Comments Off 

Posted by Elyse Murphy

Last month the South Africa Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union launched an “Anti-Wal-Mart Campaign,” to stop the “Walmartization” of the retail industry and express their concerns about the impact Wal-Mart’s arrival will have on local suppliers and manufacturers.

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