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Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead

...school, which instructs grades 1-10. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the assault and rushed to Peshawar...Ambulances streamed from the area to local hospitals.The prime minister vowed that the country would not be cowed by the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/world/2014-12-16/taliban-assault-pakistan-scho
Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

...the area outside fitted their helmets with green-glowing night goggles."This is a very disturbing incident," Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. "It is profoundly shocking that innocent people should be held hostage by an armed person claiming...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/world/2014-12-15/police-3-dead-including-gunma
Answers to last week's Delphi exercise offer possible peeks into our future

...undamaged) and it was a huge mistake at the strategic level. By making Americans angry in a sustained way, Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo sealed Japan's doom.Incidentally, the best book on the subject is probably Pearl Harbor: The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-12-14/answers-last-wee
Deflation looms as Europe's economic bugbear

...stock and real estate collapse, Japan is still trying to rid itself of deflation.Over the past couple of years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has launched Japan's most sustained effort to combat deflation. So-called "Abenomics" involves huge...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-02/deflation-looms-europes-ec
Australian star dies after being struck in the head by ball

...among dozens of former and current teammates and stars of the game who visited the hospital to offer their support.Prime Minister Tony Abbott described Hughes as a "young man living out his dream," adding "it's a very sad day for cricket...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-11-27/australian-star-dies
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley traveling to India to lure jobs to South Carolina

...it when we get back," she said.Haley's trip comes six weeks after she traveled to New York to meet with India Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Embassy of India invited Haley to visit Modi as he spent five days in the United States. Her...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-07/south-carolina-gov-nikki-hale
Rants & Raves

...were killed, which precludes long, drawn-out trials and resulting publicity for their cause. Also, the Canadian prime minister called it a terrorist act not like our government, which is always reluctant to call anything a terrorist act. A...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-04/rants-raves
IOC seeks bidders for 2024 Summer Games

...the timing and symbolism would be strong. But the city's commitment to the Games has been called into question by Prime Minister Manuel Valls' endorsement of a Paris candidacy for the 2025 World Expo. Officials said they could do both and are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-10-20/ioc-seeks-bidders-2024-s
Cut off U.N. freeloaders

Having just watched Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before the United Nations, I was amazed at the few diplomats actually being present for this important...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-10-03/cut-un-freeloaders
Oslo becomes latest city to drop bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

...against the bid four months ago, and polls have shown that more than 50 percent of Norwegians are opposed to the bid.Prime Minister Erna Solberg said there was not enough support to spend 35 billion kroner ($5.4 billion) on the Olympics...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-10-01/oslo-becomes-latest-city