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McCain, Rice Slam Obama’s Foreign Policy

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama’s foreign policy came under sharp criticism Wednesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Senator John McCain, the man Mr. Obama defeated in the 2008 presidential election, told delegates the president has repeatedly failed to support allies across the globe as well as others who have tried to stand up […]

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Foreign Students Struggling to Make Friends in US: Study

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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As the number of foreign students attending colleges and universities in the United States continues to grow, but a recent study suggests many are struggling to make friends with their American classmates. The study in the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication suggests 38 percent of international students in the U.S. have no close American […]

Zimbabwe Bank Chief: Don’t Indigenize Foreign Banks

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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The head of Zimbabwe’s central bank has warned the government against its plan to make foreign banks give up majority shares in their local operations. A government notice published this week said foreign banks and other firms have one year to transfer a 51 percent stake to black Zimbabweans. In a statement Wednesday, Gideon Gono […]

Zimbabwe Bank Chief: Don’t Indiginize Foreign Banks

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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The head of Zimbabwe’s central bank has warned the government against its plan to make foreign banks give up majority shares in their local operations. A government notice published this week said foreign banks and other firms have one year to transfer a 51 percent stake to black Zimbabweans. In a statement Wednesday, Gideon Gono […]

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Malawi Pledges to Restore Relations with Donors

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Malawi’s new leader is pledging to mend relations with foreign donors who withdrew aid during the rule of late President Bingu wu Mutharika. President Joyce Banda told reporters Tuesday that, in a phone call, she asked U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to unfreeze aid to Malawi that came through the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation. […]

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USAID Chief Defends Foreign Aid Budget for 2013

Posted March 21st, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development says the United States will streamline its assistance to foreign countries as part of efforts to deal with a massive budget deficit. Speaking Tuesday at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, Rajiv Shah said USAID’s 2013 budget proposal, which is slightly lower than last year, will […]

North Dakota University Awarded Unearned Degrees to Foreign Students

Posted February 13th, 2012 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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An audit of a university in North Dakota shows that hundreds of foreign students were admitted despite lacking credentials and were awarded degrees without completing coursework. According to the report, released Friday, only 10 of the 410 foreign students awarded joint degrees since 2003 at Dickinson State University actually completed all the required course work. […]

North Dakota University Awarded Unearned Degrees to Foreign Students

Posted February 13th, 2012 at 2:51 am (UTC-5)
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An audit of a university in North Dakota shows that hundreds of foreign students were admitted despite lacking credentials and were awarded degrees without completing coursework. According to the report, released Friday, only 10 of the 410 foreign students awarded joint degrees since 2003 at Dickinson State University actually completed all the required course work. […]

Obama Defends U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has rejected Republican accusations his foreign policy is based on appeasement — citing, among other things, the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden by U.S. special forces. Mr. Obama took questions from reporters at the White House Thursday, fielding queries about Iran and the European financial crisis. Asked about statements […]

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Foreign Student Total in U.S. Increases Again

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The number of international students attending U.S. colleges and universities is continuing to grow, totaling more than 720,000 in the last academic year. The Institute of International Education reported Monday that the number of foreign students studying in the U.S. increased for the fifth straight year, and that the total is now nearly a third […]

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