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November 2015

Facebook’s Fathers

November 30, 2015 // Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany - German

<i>Facebook wants to give its employees around the world four months of parental leave. To German ears that sounds perfectly normal, but for Americans, it's still unheard of.</i> Facebook has already been around for 11 years, so it's easy to forget that its CEO Mark Zuckerberg is only 31. Like many of his peers, [Read more]

Fighting for US Support Is No Blessing for Taiwan

November 30, 2015 // China Review News - Hong Kong - Chinese

After the Ma-Xi meeting, Eric Chu took the opportunity to visit the United States.* Along with his promise to maintain peace across the strait, he also depends on the U.S. for support—Tsai Ing-wen's relationship with the U.S. is not as close—and this may enliven the elections.** To Taiwan, though, the question is [Read more]

Xenophobia Escalates in the Republican Party

November 30, 2015 // Le Nouvel Observateur - France - French

<i>Syrian refugees accused of being the Trojan horses of terrorism and talk of the “clash of civilizations”… Before the Paris attacks, Trump broke all the taboos on the subject.</i> We won’t fool them twice. This summer, Republican candidates found themselves overtaken on their right side by Donald Trump on [Read more]

Are Immigrants ‘Rabid Dogs’?

November 30, 2015 // Newsweek Polska - Poland - Polish

<i>American right-wing politicians do not want refugees from Syria. Republicans, the 2016 presidential election candidates in particular, compete with each other in spreading panic and demonizing Syrians escaping the war.</i> "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," said President Obama [Read more]

‘Islamic State’ Taps Into American Angst

November 30, 2015 // Deutsche Welle - Germany

Things have changed now with presidential primary campaigns underway and the shameful tirades that Republican candidates have indulged in. The falsehoods and contempt that they have expressed in public appearances actually encourage IS.
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