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Chinese put forth new legislation: Adult children have to visit aging parents

December 31, 2012

The adult children in China now are required to visit their aging parents - or they could get sued by them, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »


New hotel breaking ground in Haiti for business travelers

December 28, 2012

Business travelers who find themselves heading to Haiti will now have a new hotel to stay at. Read Article »


Italy tops America's travel wish list for 2013

December 28, 2012

Fly.com, an airfare search engine, recently announced the top 10 countries in which Americans would like to visit in 2013. Read Article »


Nelson Mandela released from hospital, remains in Johannesburg for care

December 27, 2012

The former leader of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, has been dealing with a series of health issues, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »


Russian President Vladimir Putin to sign anti-adoption bill

December 27, 2012

It was recently announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin will sign the very controversial anti-adoption bill put forth by the Russian parliament. Read Article »


Cameroon army arrives at national park to protect elephants from poachers

December 26, 2012

A Cameroon army has set up to protect the Bouba Ndjida National Park against poachers that come to hunt the elephants, according to Reuters. Read Article »


Russian parliament approves anti-adoption bill against the U.S.

December 26, 2012

Russia's parliament recently voted in favor of a bill that will ban Americans from adopting Russian children, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »


Ottawa to host 100th anniversary national skating championships in 2014

December 24, 2012

It was recently announced that Ottawa will host the 2014 skating national championship with its Minto Skating Club at Scotiabank Place on January 9 to 15, 2014, according to the Ottawa Citizen. Read Article »


Three must-sees in New York City over the holidays

December 21, 2012

When it comes to traveling to the Big Apple, the holiday season is one of the most beautiful times of year for New York City. Read Article »


Research shows Chicago is the most expensed city for business travelers

December 21, 2012

A recent study conducted by Certify looked at what city was the most expensed, and the winner was Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune. Read Article »


Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television hosts its inaugural Screen Week

December 20, 2012

It was recently announced that the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television will host its first-ever six-day gala in an effort to celebrate Canadian film and TV, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Read Article »


Brazil soccer team slumps to all-time low ranking

December 19, 2012

When it comes to soccer, Brazil is known for excelling, and the country is even hosting the 2014 World Cup. Read Article »


Two people charged in maple syrup heist this summer

December 19, 2012

There have been three people arrested and two charged in connection to the maple syrup heist, which was worth $18 million, in Quebec this past summer, according CBC News. Read Article »


Mexican president talks of new security force

December 18, 2012

President Enrique Pena Nieto took office on December 1, and now he is making moves to diminish the very violent and unstable parts of the country with an aggressive security force. Read Article »


China continues to crack down on 'Doomsday fanatics'

December 18, 2012

Some people around the world are considering this Friday, December 21, 2012, as the date in which the world will end. Read Article »


South African police foil plan to assassinate president

December 17, 2012

The South African police recently announced that they foiled a plan in which suspected right-wing Afrikaner extremists planned on bombing the African National Congress (ANC) conference. Read Article »


Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood travels to Brazil for "end of the world"

December 13, 2012

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood reportedly traveled to Brazil to wait out the end of the Mayan calendar, according to the Telegraph. Read Article »


Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera dies in plane crash

December 13, 2012

This past Saturday night, the father and brother of Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera announced that she had died in a plane crash, according to NBC News. Read Article »


Germany upholds law to keep circumcision legal

December 12, 2012

After months of controversy and legal uncertainty, German lawmakers approved a bill this past Wednesday that allows male infant circumcision to stay legal, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »


Nelson Mandela has a lung infection, being treated by military doctors

December 11, 2012

Former South African president, Nelson Mandela, is being treated by military doctors for a recurring lung infection, which he is susceptible to due to his time in prison as well as his old age, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »


China to surpass U.S. economy by 2030, report shows

December 11, 2012

A new report issued by the National Intelligence Council revealed a series of prognostications about what people can expect from the world in the coming decades, and the 140-page report said China's economy will surpass the United States by 2030, according to NBC News. Read Article »


Survey found half of Canadian business owners looking to throw a holiday party

December 10, 2012

A recent survey conducted by BMO found that even though many Canadian businesses have been affected by a poor economy and are still unsure of their future, they are still taking the time to host a holiday party for their employees, according to the Calgary Herald. Read Article »


South Africa looking to save rhino population

December 6, 2012

It is no secret that animal advocates across the globe are trying to eliminate all poaching and other forms of animal cruelty in order to protect various species. Read Article »


New survey shows young Canadians watching web content more than TV

December 6, 2012

A new survey conducted by CTAM Canada found that more young Canadians are spending their time watching web content than they are watching TV, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Read Article »


African lion population diminishing, study shows

December 5, 2012

The focus on preserving wildlife across the globe has been a main objective as of late, and now the attention is on the African lion. Read Article »


Mexicans jailed after violent protests against new president

December 4, 2012

Enrique Pena Nieto took office this past weekend, and many Mexican residents made their way out to protest against the incoming president, and as a result nearly 70 were detained, according to ABC News. Read Article »


Typhoon Bopha hits Philippines hard

December 4, 2012

Typhoon Bopha is considered the strongest this year, as it pounded the southern island of Mindanao on Tuesday. Read Article »


Chinese education officials canned after speculation of stealing from lunch program

December 3, 2012

Five Chinese education officials were fired this week after there was a lot of speculation surrounding what children were being fed from a national lunch program. Read Article »


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