African Superstars, Bono In Campaign to Empower Women

Public Opinion Online | Aug 30, 2015

African stars joined U2 frontman Bono on Friday in a campaign to use music to help empower women around the world. Bono and top African male musicians D'banj, Diamond and Banky W announced that they will be included in a remix of the song "Strong Girl," a rallying cry for women's empowerment which features top African female talent.

Politics, Cricket, And Diplomacy

Sunday Leader | Aug 30, 2015

Rosy Senanayake and Kumar Sangakkara are two extremely popular Sri Lankans and shadows that have befallen their careers have caused heartburn among their fans. [...] This brings in the key question: Can anyone who is not a professional diplomat and wants to be one or is selected as one be a successful diplomat?

There is No Free Concert

Jakarta Post | Aug 30, 2015

I have discussed this issue with many foreign diplomats residing in Jakarta, mostly cultural attaches. Of course it is the best way to introduce their cultures, arts and artists. And cultural diplomacy is, as we know, perhaps the most effective way to build a strong understanding and solidarity among the peoples of various countries.

India Popular Among Australians for Short-Term Courses

Deccan Herald | Aug 29, 2015

India has become the third most popular destination for young Australians with a total of 569 students opting to undertake short-term study projects in various disciplines in the country.

WIT Israel Attracts Women Entrepreneurs From Around the World to The Startup Nation

Jewish Journal | Aug 29, 2015

A first of its kind international Women tech entrepreneurship conference was held in Israel last week, as a group of female tech bloggers and entrepreneurs from around the world were invited for a one-week trip to explore the 'Startup Nation'.

UK Launches Twitter Account to Combat Islamic State Propaganda

The Guardian | Aug 29, 2015

The government has launched a Twitter account to specifically counter social media propaganda by Islamic State. UK Against Isil, which was launched on Thursday by the Foreign Office, aims to provide “updates on the UK government’s ongoing work to defeat Isil [Isis]”.

Ex-Iranian Prisoner to Jpost: Israel Should Follow Iran in Listening to World Community

The Jerusalem Post | Aug 29, 2015

Human rights defender Kouhyar Goudarzi says the fact that Iran stopped backing Hamas during nuclear talks should be reason enough for Israelis to support nuclear deal.

Europeans Are Obsessed with Donald Trump

Politico | Aug 29, 2015

Since the real estate mogul made a shocking surge to the top of the Republican presidential polls in the U.S., Europe has fixated on the unapologetic showman, churning out a steady stream of news coverage and commentary. But Trump-ism — his brand of politics-as-entertainment, in which a scathing one-liner is always better than a boring policy idea — may yet become the next big American import to Europe, after McDonald’s and Mickey Mouse.

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