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Philippines looking to bolster naval defenses

June 27, 2013

The Philippines was once a territory of the United States, and the Pacific island nation has largely maintained ties with the U.S. since gaining its independence after World War II. Read Article »

Obama insists Canadian pipeline project must meet environmental concerns

June 27, 2013

The oil fields in Alberta, Canada, are a major economic boon to both the province and the nation as a whole. Read Article »

Nigeria rebukes proposed British visa bond

June 26, 2013

Nigeria has historically had a difficult relationship with the United Kingdom, which colonized it from the late 19th century to 1960, when the African country finally gained its independence. Read Article »

German cracks down on suspected terrorist plot

June 26, 2013

In raids that took place throughout the German cities of Munich and Stuttgart, special police moved to counteract a suspected terrorist plot. Read Article »

Royal Bank of Canada rising in ranks of U.S. trading firms

June 25, 2013

On the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, it has traditionally paid off to take an aggressive approach to trading. Read Article »

Cameroon government plans summit to address piracy issues

June 25, 2013

The threat of pirate attacks has become an ongoing security issue for a number of African nations in recent years, including Cameroon. Read Article »

Russia denying direct involvement with Snowden, but refusing to extradite to U.S.

June 25, 2013

During the past few weeks, former intelligence officer Edward Snowden has been in hiding after leaking details of the U.S. National Security Agency's various domestic surveillance programs. Read Article »

Brazilian president proposes reforms in wake of protests

June 24, 2013

The streets of dozens of Brazilian cities have been amassed with protesters over the past week. Read Article »

Philippines destroys captured ivory to intimidate poachers

June 24, 2013

Ivory was long considered one of the most elegant animal-derived materials, and objects such as jewelry and piano keys that were once made with it are highly valued. Read Article »

Alberta floods displace thousands, cause energy issues

June 24, 2013

The city of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, is run through by the Bow and Elbow rivers. Read Article »

Nigeria seeing e-commerce grow in its economy

June 23, 2013

Like many African nations, Nigeria is looking to develop its economy and solidify a position in the global marketplace. Read Article »

Chinese federal bank injects funds after interest rate spike

June 20, 2013

China currently stands as the world's second-largest economy, having experienced substantial rates of growth over the past decade. Read Article »

Cameroon soccer federation president re-elected while under arrest

June 20, 2013

Mohammed Iya was first elected president of the Cameroon Football Federation in 1998, and has remained in the position ever since. Read Article »

Germany gives Obama mixed reception for speech on nuclear disarmament

June 19, 2013

Throughout the recent past, the general German populace has had a somewhat lukewarm view of American heads of state, and the United States' foreign policy, particularly in the early and mid-2000s​, during the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Read Article »

Moderate economic growth predicted by Royal Bank of Canada

June 19, 2013

The past few years have seen Canada bear the brunt of economic difficulties similar to those experienced in the late-2000s recession of the United States, albeit somewhat less severely. Read Article »

Russia furious over recently revealed G20 summit spying

June 17, 2013

The intelligence services of the United States have been subject to intense public scrutiny in recent weeks, as a result of leaked information from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Read Article »

Issue with Nigeria soccer player bonuses casts shadow over match

June 17, 2013

Nigeria is known for its strong presence in the field of world soccer. Read Article »

Putin, Patriots owner at odds over ownership of Super Bowl ring

June 16, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin's personal life has recently become more a matter of public knowledge with the public announcement of his impending divorce. Read Article »

Russia adopts law regarding hosting of 2018 World Cup

June 12, 2013

The FIFA World Cup is soccer's premier event, and any nation hosting the world championship is typically quite honored to do so. Read Article »

Canadian government moves to crack down on alleged overuse of public sector sick days

June 12, 2013

Sick days and paid vacation are among the most valuable assets to an employee in any job. Read Article »

Northern Germany reels from Elbe river flooding

June 11, 2013

On June 10, the Elbe River in northern Germany breached its levees and began to flood surrounding towns, which were quickly evacuated by local authorities, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »

Russia may offer asylum to NSA whistleblower

June 11, 2013

The revelation of the National Security Agency's various domestic data collection programs has dominated the global media since the story broke on June 6. Read Article »

Nelson Mandela remains in hospital after admission last week

June 11, 2013

Nelson Mandela is one of the world's most notable freedom fighters and former heads of state, and during his time as the president of South Africa he oversaw the country's gradual transition away from the oppressive actions of apartheid. Read Article »

China makes final preparations for manned space flight

June 10, 2013

Historically, China has not earned as much attention for its space program as the United States or Russia. Read Article »

New governor of Bank of Canada appears cautiously optimistic

June 6, 2013

Much like the United States, Canada underwent a great deal of economic strife during the recession of 2008-09, which struck in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Read Article »

Putin's impending divorce makes history for Russia

June 6, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been something of a divisive and controversial figure on the world stage for many reasons. Read Article »

Brazil sees unexpected drop in FIFA rankings

June 6, 2013

Brazil has historically been known as a soccer powerhouse, being a five-time winner of the World Cup and birthing some of the most popular players in the game. Read Article »

Brazil looking to combat faltering currency values

June 5, 2013

Despite its status as the world's sixth-largest economy, Brazil's market has experienced certain difficulties of late. Read Article »

Chinese president visits Mexico, economic tension between nations highlighted

June 4, 2013

China's economy has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few decades. Read Article »

Sao Paolo pride parade brings millions to city

June 4, 2013

Brazil is known the world over as a country with a diverse and fascinating culture. Read Article »