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The historical origin of comics at the Free Library of Philadelphia

 06/07/2017 - 09:17
Entitled "The tooth-ache" by Horace Mayhew, the accordian style children's story has panels that stretch out to over seven feet long.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

[OP-ED]: Trump’s radical doctrine of retreat

 06/06/2017 - 16:54
Las consecuencias de la postura y de las acciones de Trump son difíciles de prever. Podrían resultar en el lento deterioro del orden internacional liberal. Podrían significar el auge de un orden nuevo y no tan liberal, promovido por China e India, ambos países mercantilistas y nacionalistas. EFE
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We now have a Trump Doctrine, and it is, in its conception at least, the most radical departure from a bipartisan American foreign policy since 1945. In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn and national security adviser H.R. McMaster explain that President Trump has “a clear-eyed outlook that the world is not a ‘global community’ but an arena where nations, nongovernmental actors and businesses engage and compete for advantage.”

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The consequences of Trump’s stance and his actions are difficult to foresee. They might result in the slow erosion of the liberal international order. They might mean the rise of a new, not-so-liberal order, championed by China and India, both of them mercantilist and nationalist countries. EFE

Trump arrives in Sicily for G7 summit, the final stop of his trip abroad

 05/26/2017 - 06:05
A panoramic view the Hotel San Domenico, one of the venues of the G7, on the top of the coast of Giardini Naxos, 25 May 2017, ahead of the G7 summit scheduled for May 26 and 27 in Taormina, southern Italy. EPA/CIRO FUSCO
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Heads of states from leading developed nations on Friday were arriving in the Italian town of Taormina for a two-day G7 summit focusing on security and economic growth.

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A panoramic view the Hotel San Domenico, one of the venues of the G7, on the top of the coast of Giardini Naxos, 25 May 2017, ahead of the G7 summit scheduled for May 26 and 27 in Taormina, southern Italy. EPA/CIRO FUSCO

[OP-ED]: Trump’s stock boom -- illusion or reality?

 04/25/2017 - 10:10
Stock valuations are tricky. With hindsight, the market can stay above or below levels reflecting economic fundamentals for long stretches. Whatever the case today, stocks are nowhere near the absurd heights of the “tech bubble” at the turn of the century. EFE
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The last thing President Trump now needs is for the stock market to go south on him. After all, he’s got worries aplenty: abroad, North Korea, Syria, Russia and Brexit; at home, the stalled effort to repeal Obamacare; and uncertainty surrounding “tax reform.” Compared with this tapestry of troubles, the stock market has been a splendid blessing.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 8:30am
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Stock valuations are tricky. With hindsight, the market can stay above or below levels reflecting economic fundamentals for long stretches. Whatever the case today, stocks are nowhere near the absurd heights of the “tech bubble” at the turn of the century. EFE

[OP-ED]: On North Korea: Bluster in search of strategy

 04/24/2017 - 10:32
A U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance plane landed at the US air base in Osan, south of Seoul (South Korea) after completing a mission on the eve of the anniversary of the founding of the North Korean Army. Concern over the possibility of North Korea holding a sixth nuclear test on the occasion of the anniversary is growing. EFE
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Every American administration takes a while to settle into a basic approach to the world. President Trump’s team has had a rockier start than most, with many important positions in every key agency still unfilled.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:15am
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A U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance plane landed at the US air base in Osan, south of Seoul (South Korea) after completing a mission on the eve of the anniversary of the founding of the North Korean Army. Concern over the possibility of North Korea holding a sixth nuclear test on the occasion of the anniversary is growing. EFE

Tension rises on the Korean Peninsula over the weekend

 04/24/2017 - 08:52
(From L to R) The USS Michael Murphy, the Ticonderoga-class Lake Champlain cruiser (CG-57), and the American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Carl Vinson (L) sailed the Indian Ocean on April 14, 2017.EFE/DOD

Meeting in the middle of the conflict, China appealed to the parties involved in the tension of the Korean Peninsula to avoid "provocative actions."

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 8:45am
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(From L to R) The USS Michael Murphy, the Ticonderoga-class Lake Champlain cruiser (CG-57), and the American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Carl Vinson (L) sailed the Indian Ocean on April 14, 2017.EFE/DOD

How Donald Trump's North Korea 'armada' was actually sailing in wrong direction

 04/19/2017 - 02:02
The USS Carl Vinson remains off the coast of north-west Australia, a defense official said. Photograph: US navy/EFE

Battle of Titans: What Can America do with North Korea?

 04/18/2017 - 04:38
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) and US Vice President Mike Pence (L) shake hands prior to a luncheon hosted by Abe at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, 18 April 2017. EPA/EUGENE HOSHIKO / POOL
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During a meeting Tuesday, the Japanese prime minister told the vice president of the United States that he supported the stance taken by the US to keep all options open for countering threats posed by North Korea. But not much can be done without the support of China.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) and US Vice President Mike Pence (L) shake hands prior to a luncheon hosted by Abe at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, 18 April 2017. EPA/EUGENE HOSHIKO / POOL

[OP-ED]: A strike is not a strategy

 04/11/2017 - 14:40
A handout photo made available by the US Navy Office of Information shows the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launching a missile strike while in the Mediterranean Sea, Apr. 7, 2017. EPA

There is much to applaud in President Trump’s decision to attack the Bashar Assad regime this week. It punished a regime that has engaged in war crimes against its own people. It upheld an international norm against chemical weapons.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 2:30pm
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A handout photo made available by the US Navy Office of Information shows the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launching a missile strike while in the Mediterranean Sea, Apr. 7, 2017. EPA

Thousands came to enjoy Japanese culture at the Cherry Blossom Festival

 04/10/2017 - 10:49
The Tamagawa Dance and Drum Troupe perform at the 20th annual Cherry Blossom Festival.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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From Japanese calligraphy to fans dressed as their favorite anime, the spring celebration had a wide array of events for people to enjoy!

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Monday, April 10, 2017 - 10:30am
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The Tamagawa Dance and Drum Troupe perform at the 20th annual Cherry Blossom Festival.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

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