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Chapters on the environment, labour rights and gender equality could prove to be a tough sell.
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While the capital city is an obvious choice for many vacationers, sometimes it's worth stepping outside of your comfort zone and going down the beaten path. Whether you are looking for a party, to explore the culture of historical sites, or even delve into local cuisines, there are always cities to discover beyond the capital to meet your needs!
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Travel can be exhilarating but steep culture shock awaits you if you're unprepared for a foreign country's culture, customs, and day-to-day lifestyle. This is not only in reference to external factors...
Adventure travellers, sabbatical-seekers, artists and designers craving to explore the world while sharing ideas with like-minded people can hop a plane to Kyoto to learn calligraphy, Bangalore to learn bamboo bicycle making or like Juliet, to Slovenia to learn contemporary ceramics.
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Ali was one of the greatest human beings of all time. What made Ali great was not his boxing skills, chiseled looks or mercurial eloquence. What made him great was the nobility of his character; his courage to speak truth to power and stand up for what he believed in. No matter the cost.
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Warm weather rolls in and with it a vision of reclining at the beach with a good book. Summer reads they are called. Those books that take you away, absorb your attention. Time stands still as you fall into another world between the covers of the book. It feeds into that endless quality of "summer' time. My book club, which is now in its fifth year, has some suggestions, and I'd like to share them with you.
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It's safe to say this year's winter definitely had us looking forward to spring! We may have theoretically passed that long-awaited first day of spring, but in Canada, Mother Nature doesn't seem to be ready to give up with grace. To beat back our late winter blues, we rounded up top Canadian Instagrammers who've been capturing the beauty of Canada and the rest of the world, whatever the season.
Standard Chartered Bank of London recently reported that foreign investment in Vietnam is growing at one of the highest rates among ASEAN countries. The ASEAN region is on the radar for investors in the hunt for more diversified growth opportunities, particularly in the weak commodity markets and political instability of eastern Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Africa.
Economic empowerment of women is one popular approach to closing the gender inequality gap. Yet co-operative enterprises, which have been successful in improving the livelihoods of disadvantaged and rural women in developing countries, remain widely unknown and under-utilized.
OTTAWA - The Senate has passed an obscure private member's bill from a Conservative senator that's at the centre of a growing diplomatic spat between Canada and Vietnam.The Vietnamese government is ta...
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OTTAWA - An obscure private member's bill from a Conservative senator has sparked a diplomatic spat between Canada and Vietnam.But despite Vietnam's dark warnings that the bill will have an adverse im...
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On my sixth trip to Vietnam in 2007 I introduced myself to officials at the Canadian Embassy in Hanoi. Our diplomats abroad have never failed to impress me. My first meeting with Canada's senior embassy staff in Hanoi was no exception. But this time, it was also profoundly jarring.
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KAMLOOPS, B.C. - First came love, then came marriage, then came the lawsuit by a Kamloops, B.C., lawyer who says his Vietnamese bride ditched him after getting a Canadian visa.Rod McLeod has filed a n...
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While walking, I spotted a handsome young man wearing a thin cotton sapphire dress shirt. He lifted the collar, left one button undone and tucked a black and red scarf into the neck of the shirt. Army green trousers popped the blue shirt, which he accessorized with a retro, faded black helmet and brown leather messenger bag.
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Imagine a world without a George Orwell and The Road to Wigan Pier, without Katherine Boo and Behind the Beautiful Forevers, or without Óscar Martínez and The Beast. What if Britain, the United States, and El Salvador had silenced these radicals before they ever documented working class poverty, the economics of slum life, and the horror of migrant trails?
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The world is getting hungrier. It has been said many times, but it bears repeating: the rise of emerging markets over the past three decades is now vaulting millions into the ranks of the middle class every year.
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The road to reform is always fraught with obstacles and minefields. The people of Vietnam understand these all too well. They have a great deal of experience with both. From our snug perch in the West, it is far too easy for us to express righteous indignation at the"slow" pace of structural and institutional reform in Vietnam.
The intensity of tropical cyclones striking East Asia has sharply increased over the past 30 years and major cities and ports such as Shanghai in China could face a greater threat from more powerful storms in future, a study published on Thursday shows.
(Relaxnews) - Relaxed travel rules to Cuba have resulted in a record number of Americans travelling to the island country over the last few years and have also placed Havana at the top of a newly rele...
Twitter is becoming a powerful threat to government because anyone, anywhere can participate anonymously and all voices are on an equal playing field. This tool's ability to quickly assemble groups from the comfort of one's home is making governments tremble.
Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney took a lot of flack last week for articulating a fact: companies have a lot of "dead money" on their balance sheets. But Carney was getting at a larger issue: Canadian companies take caution to an extreme and do not think and act more globally.
Carney may have been too polite to say it, but many senior executives and boards in Canada are slow, bureaucratic, self-satisfied, defensive and extremely conservative. What Canada needs more of are corporate leaders who have the drive, the fire in their belly, and the thirst and sophistication to conquer the world.
After the Holocaust, we said "never again." After the Vietnam War, we said "never again." After Cambodia, we said "never again." But time and time again, we've gone back on our word. When will we, as a nation, and a people, stand up and say, "enough is enough?"
Many people who are affected by war don't make it into the history books. One of them walked into my home the other day to install California shutters. He was born in 1960, the same year as I was. His name is Thic and he remembers well the corpses piled up outside his home after America changed her policy and pulled out her troops. Our world is populated by Thics.
OTTAWA - Canada's intelligence service spied on renowned literary scholar Northrop Frye, closely eyeing his involvement in the anti-Vietnam War movement, an academic forum on China and efforts to end apartheid in South Africa.Newly released archival records show the RCMP Security Service relied on a secret informant to help compile a 142-page file on the esteemed University of Toronto professor, who died in 1991 at age 78.