The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Barack Obama, Leaving on Top, Meets the Press One Last Time as President

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“That’s the difference between the man leaving the White House and the one moving into it. The one leaving it may not exactly have united the country, but he tried (and you can make a semi-plausible case that 60 percent approval constitutes a kind of unity). The one moving in won’t try. He wants division, anger, revenge.”

#Obama#Trump#America#FinalDay#BlackPresident

9 questions about China you were too embarrassed to ask

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Over the past eight years, US-Chinese relations have taken the shape of two fearsome giants who eye each other with caution — but also consistently find more reasons to cooperate rather than clash.#International

#Politics#Economy#China#Trump

These are the most powerful African passports to have

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“Advocates for more open borders say it will help things like trade and tourism, as well as unify the continent. Others disagree with the African Union’s dream of a borderless continent as unrealistic, vague, and abstract.”

#International#Travel#AfricaUnion#Visas

THE MILKY WAY IS 392 DECILLION TIMES MORE MASSIVE THAN THE HEAVIEST THING WE’VE EVER WEIGHED

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“Now get ready, because here comes a number you’ve never heard of before (aside from in the headline of this post): The Milky Way weighs 392 decillion times as much as the heaviest thing we’ve measured on our planet. 392 decillion, or 3.92 × 10^35, looks like this: 392,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.”

#ifuckinglovescience #Space #MilkyWay

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