World View

Traditionally, around Christmastime, Dutch adults and children have donned frilly wigs, red lips, and blackface make-up as an ode to Zwarte Piet, or Black Pete, the companion of Saint Nicholas.

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In 1838, Georgetown University sold 272 slaves to pay off its massive debts. The university received the equivalent of $3.3 million after they were sold to plantations in Louisiana.

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As host of the 31st Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro will attract as many as 500,000 tourists. Yet, the widely reported efforts to prepare for the games have left many

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President Obama’s historic three-day trip to Cuba not only marked the first visit by a sitting U.S. president since the 1959 revolution, but also represented a source of pride and inspiration

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Legal Focus

A new government indigenization and economic empowerment bill in Namibia has many white business owners pondering whether to leave the country or take court action.

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Private trade credit insurance agencies often struggle with insuring African risk due to the lack of available information.

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France has threatened to prevent free trade talks scheduled between the European Union and the United States if the negotiations include movie and digital media.

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Argentine authorities raided 70 locations in a slavery ring shakedown. The raids rescued over 200 victims of human trafficking who were forced to work in subhuman conditions.

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Forums

The law addresses the evolving issues and questions that relate to commercial agencies in Kuwait and clarifies a number of issues.

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The Pan African Franchise Federation recently held its inaugural meeting in South Africa with delegations from Egypt, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Tanzanian and Nigeria to promote franchising in Africa.

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Current trends in the Middle East indicate that 2013 will mark a busy summer for the franchise industry. The Middle East franchise market is worth approximately $30 billion U.S. dollars.

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The Ministry of Trade of Indonesia recently issued a new regulation limiting the growth of food and beverage franchises in the country. The new regulations aims to prevent monopolies in

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