Chinese Art Troupe to Perform Ancient Music and Theatre at FHSU

Hays Post | Feb 7, 2016

The performance at the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center is part of a long-standing cultural exchange program between Fort Hays State and its sister schools in Henan Province, which is China’s sister state with Kansas. The performance is one of only four in the troupe’s U.S. tour, including a performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., ahead of the FHSU performance.

A New Chapter in Diplomacy

Mehr News Agency | Feb 7, 2016

Europe and Iran have common interests in several areas. In light of their historical and traditional bilateral relations as well as other positive sources, such as the existence of complementary economies, mutually-beneficial cooperation in the fields of energy and technology [...] through both collective and bilateral mechanisms, it is possible to actively pursue the struggle against the important threats such as terrorism, violence, extremism, drug trafficking.

Japan May Change Map Icon

South Bend Tribune | Feb 7, 2016

As Japan gears up to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and caters to a surging influx of foreign visitors, the country faces a cultural dilemma: Should it stop identifying Buddhist temples on maps with the traditional “manji” symbol that is often confused with a Nazi swastika?

Why Twitter is Cracking Down on Terrorist Tweets

The Christian Science Monitor | Feb 6, 2016

Terrorist groups may now have a harder time using Twitter as a platform for radical activities. For years, terrorists groups such as the Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Qaeda have used social media sites including Twitter and Facebook, to spread extremist messages, recruit followers, and call on sympathizers in the West to commit acts of violence at home.

Rights Groups Set to Monitor Violence Against Women During Elections

Geeska Afrika | Feb 6, 2016

Ugandan women’s rights groups are setting up a control centre to monitor any violence against women in the East African nation’s elections this month and to act quickly on any reports. The move comes after the United States voiced concern that the electoral environment in Uganda was deteriorating in the run-up to the Feb. 18 elections

Exhibition of Vatican Artifacts Opens in Taiwan

Vatican Radio | Feb 6, 2016

The world's largest exhibition to be held outside the Vatican of liturgical artifacts used by popes was launched Feb. 4 at the National Palace Museum in Taipei City, Taiwan. [...] It underscores 73 years of diplomatic relations between Taiwan and the Vatican, and highlights the deepening of bilateral relations and exchanges between the two sides.

The Limits of German Power

Times of Oman | Feb 6, 2016

In the two years since Germany’s president, foreign minister, and defence minister signalled that their country would take on a larger role in international affairs, the country’s leaders have received a crash course in geopolitical realism.

Exchange Program to Reconnect Young Immigrants with México

My Statesman | Feb 6, 2016

A handful of young immigrants who were brought illegally to the United States from México as children will now have the opportunity to travel to reconnect with their roots, improve their Spanish proficiency and learn about their homeland.
 

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