To many around the world, it made little sense: The world’s most powerful government, so mired in dysfunction that it couldn’t operate. The world’s defender of individual freedoms, accused of spying on its citizens and friends. The world’s military giant planning, then balking at, an armed response to the suspected use of deadly chemical weapons.
Posts Tagged Social affairs
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s sports tribunal has denied Vasco da Gama’s request to annul the match marked by fan violence in the final round of the Brazilian league.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It could be a month before a ruling is issued in a challenge against New Mexico’s assisted suicide law.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Residents in some parts of the U.S. are signing up for health care coverage at a significantly greater rate than others through the new online insurance marketplaces now operating in every state.
Tags: Access to health care, Business, By DAVID A. LIEB, California, General news, Government and politics, Government business and finance, Government policy, Government programs, Government regulations, Government-funded health insurance, Health, Health care policy, Health disparities, Health issues, Human welfare, Industry regulation, Legislature, Missouri, North America, Social affairs, Social issues, State governments, State legislature, Texas, United States
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Nelson Mandela is gone, but many mourners waiting patiently for a chance to see Mandela for a last time on Thursday said they retain high hopes about South Africa’s future. If the heady optimism of the days when South Africa’s peaceful transformation to an all-race democracy in the 1994 elections has been diminished by time and economic challenges, many still believe the years ahead can be fruitful, with growing opportunity.
Tags: Africa, African-Americans, Business, By GREGORY KATZ, General news, Human rights and civil liberties, Labor issues, Personnel, Pretoria, Race and ethnicity, Social affairs, Social issues, South Africa, Southern Africa, Workplace discrimination