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International Education Week Kicks Off With Record Number of Students Studying Abroad

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Category: Education / Research

The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education will celebrate International Education Week (IEW) by encouraging Americans and international students to seek opportunities to study abroad, make connections with peers in other countries, and ultimately see themselves as actors in and shapers of both their local communities and an interconnected world. To […]

Source: State.gov

Published: November 18, 2017


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The gaping US trade gap: A sign of weakness? Not necessarily

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Category: Government

President Donald Trump ripped into one of his favorite targets Thursday in Beijing: The United States’ “shockingly” large trade deficit with China. “I blame past administrations,” Trump declared, “for allowing this out-of-control deficit to take place and grow.” America’s lopsided trade relationship with China and with the rest of the world is a familiar theme for Trump […]

Source: ABC News

Published: November 18, 2017


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U.S. Block of WTO Appeals Body Compromises System, Director Says

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Category: Government

The Trump administration’s decision to block new appointments to the World Trade Organization’s appellate body is compromising the ability of the system to resolve disputes, according to WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo.  Speaking in Vietnam on the sidelines of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum meetings, Azevedo called for a quick resolution to the dispute, saying it was already impacting the […]

Source: Bloomberg

Published: November 18, 2017


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Little-Known Oslo-Based Discounter Is Disrupting Big Airlines’ Profit Model

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Category: Airline / Travel

A foreign airline you have likely never heard of was just awarded the highest honor bestowed by an aviation industry website you probably didn’t know existed ― and it’s an honest-to-goodness big deal for the tens of millions of Americans who fly to Europe each year and, potentially, for the even larger number who in […]

Source: Forbes

Published: November 18, 2017


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Norway’s first platform to be remote-operated from land

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Category: Energy

On Thursday 9 November, the opening of the Valemon control room was celebrated at Sandsli in Bergen. Valemon will be the first platform in Statoil’s portfolio to be remote-controlled from land. “This is a vital milestone for Statoil. We have had land-based surveillance and control of offshore operations for a long time, however, the remote […]

Source: Statoil

Published: November 18, 2017


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