The Week in Stories Around the Globe

‘I’d Like To See You Hold Back On Settlements,’ Trump Tells Netanyahu

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“A two-state solution that doesn’t bring peace is not a goal that anybody wants to achieve,” the official said. “Peace is the goal, whether it comes in the form of a two-state solution if that’s what the parties want or something else, if that’s what the parties want, we’re going to help them.”

#Trump#Israel#Netanyahu#War

What the rest of Africa really thinks about South Africa

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“The dominant view is that South Africa does not use these platforms to create or promote opportunities for wider African involvement. Rather, its own economic interests always enjoy priority. This, despite South Africa’s rhetoric of ubuntu (human kindness) and the African Agenda.”

#Africa#SouthAfrica#International#Politics#Globalization

Living in…the World’s Most Welcoming Countries

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“To determine where expats might find the best success of fitting in fast, global community network InterNations recently conducted their annual Expat Insider survey of more than 14,000 expats from 191 countries, asking residents to rate a number of aspects about life abroad, including how easy it was to settle in, a country’s friendliness and ease of making friends.”

#CostaRica#Uganda#Colombia#Oman#Philippines

Earth Has a New Continent Called ‘Zealandia’, Study Reveals

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“Indeed, United Nations agreements make specific mentions of continental shelves as boundaries that determine where resources can be extracted – and New Zealand may have tens of billions of dollars’ worth of fossil fuels and minerals lurking off its shores.”

#ifuckinglovescience#Science#Zealandia

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