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Tina Turner Applies for Swiss Citizenship
Feb 06, 2013
Singer Tina Turner is giving up her American passport to become a citizen of Switzerland, according to news reports.“I am very happy in Switzerland, and I feel at home here. I could not imagine a better place to live,” Turner...
As Spain's Economy Worsens, Young Adults Flock to Mexico for Jobs
Feb 02, 2013
PHOTO: Young Spaniards on Avenida Insurgentes in Mexico City. (From left to right, and top row to bottom row): Lorenzo Baladrón, Rafael Avalos, Toni Marí, Alejandro Santos, Almudena Barragán, Claudia Munaiz, Guadalupe Díaz, Cristina Cabrero y Sandra Durán. / photo by Pradip...
North Korea Striker Heads to S. Korean League
Jan 03, 2013
Jong Tae-se, a striker for the North Korean football team for the past six years, has agreed to play for the Suwon Bluewings in the South Korean domestic K-League, according to club officials yesterday. He will transfer from 1. FC...
Immigrants Become the New Media Makers for a New Europe
Dec 29, 2012
Photo: German journalist, Chadi Bahouth of New Dutch Media, is of Palestinian and Lebanese descent. He advocates for the rights of immigrants in Germany.PRAGUE, Czech Republic--Images flash on the big screen of a Vietnamese teen breakdancer shapeshifting his body while...
The ‘Kill the Gays’ Bill: Why It Matters Outside Uganda
Dec 08, 2012
The Speaker in Uganda’s parliament is promising a gift like no other for Christmas to her countrymen.Rebecca Kadaga has vowed to resuscitate the “kill the gays” bill, that was put into cold storage in 2009 after it spurred international outrage.At...
U.S. Court Hears Final Samsung Arguments
Dec 07, 2012
Samsung Electronics may see a trimming of the $1.05 billion in damages ordered by a U.S. jury in August for infringing Apple patents.On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh started hearings to come to a final judgement in the case...
Chinese Solar-Panel Makers Look to Counter US tariffs
Dec 07, 2012
Bracing for planned tariffs on their products, Chinese makers of solar-power have cut back production at home and in the United States.The moves are in response to the Nov 8 ruling by the Commerce Department's International Trade Commission that US...
YouTube's YOMYOMF Network to Draw Asian American Audience
Aug 19, 2012
The new YOMYOMF network on YouTube has the potential to cash in on the Asian American audience, while bringing together two generations of Asian American artists. Will it become a for-us-by-us factory of Warholian proportions?The end — of the world,...
Socialympics' Turn Ugly
Aug 03, 2012
Outraged Korean netizens are using social media to vent their anger about the Olympic Games, dubbed the “Socialympics,” or social media Olympics.Korean epee fencer Shin A-lam, 25, lost in the semifinals to Germany’s Britta Heidemann, 29, due to a timekeeper’s...
Judging Controversies Mar Credibility of Olympics
Aug 01, 2012
A series of judging controversies for South Korean athletes at the London Summer Games has marred the credibility of the Olympics.Three athletes fell victim to controversial decisions by judges, which triggered an enormous outpouring of public outrage in the country.Fencer...
AIDS Experts Optimistic about Turning the Tide on Disease
Jul 26, 2012
Editor’s Note: With a theme, “Turning the Tide Together,” leaders at the six-day International AIDS Conference currently under way in Washington, D.C., see the world on the brink of a new era in AIDS, with more tools available to control...
‘Netflix of Africa’ Brings Nigerian Films to the World
Jul 15, 2012
Walk into any African hair braiding shop or store in the United States and you’ll probably see a Nigerian film blaring from a television screen.Once only available as pirated DVDs sold by street-side peddlers, the wildly popular "Nollywood" films will...
Iroquois Nationals Bring ‘Creator’s Game’ to the World
Jul 15, 2012
TURKU, Finland – When the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team steps on to the field for the 2012 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships, they will stand out even before the games begin. As the only sanctioned indigenous sports team playing...
Is Immigration Fueling the Rise of Nativism in Europe?
May 11, 2012
Far-right parties across Europe are gaining momentum, as witnessed by their recent successes at the ballot box in Greece and France. While immigration is thought to be a major factor fueling the parties’ rise, a recent report by the Migration...
Pioneer of Chicano Art Still Going Strong in Bay Area
Apr 29, 2012
Xavier Viramontes is a nationally renowned printmaker whose prints impacted many political movements and social justice campaigns during the 1970’s. His prints are also part of the revolutionary canon of Chicano art produced at Galeria de la Raza in San...
Arizona's 'Salt of the Earth' Moment
Apr 27, 2012
Editor’s Note: While the U.S. Supreme Court this week heard arguments over Arizona’s immigration law SB 1070, the fallout of another controversial law – the state’s ban on ethnic studies – is being felt across classrooms and communities in Tucson....
Putin to Gain Korean Son-in-Law?
Apr 20, 2012
Rumors are swirling in South Korea around the possible marriage of a retired admiral’s son to the daughter of Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin. According to the Korea Times, Yoon Joon-won, 27, and Yekaterina Vladmirovna Putina, 25, were likely to wed...
From Messenger to Commuter, SF Cyclists Reflect a Changed City
Apr 11, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO – Last week’s death of an elderly Chinese pedestrian after being hit by a cyclist has intensified a long-running debate in this city about street safety and the unruliness of cyclists. Or cars. Or pedestrians. The fingers are...
A Dream on Two Wheels: San Francisco Messengers and the City That Was
Apr 11, 2012
 SAN FRANCISCO -- I met Tom behind the black marble wall that stands over One Bush Street, its shadow offering the perfect cover from wind and watchful eyes. Over a lighted bowl he told me about his time in Appalachian...

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