Protesters Hurl Firebombs as Chile Leader Speaks
Bands of young people hurling firebombs and stones clashed with police outside Chile's congress Tuesday after thousands of students and workers staged a protest march before President Sebastian Pinera's final state of the nation speech.
Algeria contemplates future without ailing Bouteflika
ALGIERS - Ill-health may force veteran Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, now in hospital in Paris, to hasten his departure from power, plunging a youthful, restless nation into an uncertain political transition.
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Venezuela's New Leader Visits Cuba, Meets With Castro
Nicolás Maduro met with former Cuban President Fidel Castro in Havana on Saturday, an indication Venezuela's new president will maintain the same close relations with the Communist island nation as that of his late predecessor, Hugo Chávez.
Obama's Fmr. Chief Economic Advisor On Bitcoin's Usefulness: “Hahahaha. ROTFL”
Eighty-seven percent of the nation’s top economists think that the digital currency, Bitcoin, has “limited usefulness.” Given the growing popularity of the enigmatic currency, the University of Chicago conducted its famous Initiative on Global Markets (IGM) poll of 38 of the world’s top economists, to see how experts felt about its longterm future. By far the best response came from the former Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Austan Goolsbee, who simply wrote, “Hahahaha. ROTFL.” Bitcoin is a digital currency designed by an anonymous programmer that is produced by “miners” who contribute expensive computing power to solving the mathematical puzzles necessary to bring more of the scarce currency into existence. Early speculators and anarchy-friendly buyers gave the crypto-currency an early boost, eventually earning it mainstream acceptance at popular websites, including the home of lonely netizens, OkCupid. Even after months of wild swings in ...
Napolitano Sworn In to Second Term in Italy
President Giorgio Napolitano, sworn in for a second term on Monday, called on parties to find common ground for the good of the nation.