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New York Times (July 7)

2020/ 07/ 08 by jd in Global News

Germany has fallen “back in love with Angela Merkel.” She has recovered from “crushing defeats in regional elections” in 2018. Successfully containing “the pandemic has burnished the chancellor’s reputation as one of the country’s best leaders.”


Washington Post (June 29)

2020/ 06/ 29 by jd in Global News

“The road to a successful reopening of the U.S. economy is strewn with hopeful intentions — and formidable obstacles. The biggest and most important obstacle is a surge in new coronavirus cases, which presumably will lead to more hospitalizations and more deaths as well as more firms shutting down.”


The Times of India (July 22)

2019/ 07/ 23 by jd in Global News

“After a technical delay, all of India followed the most recent launch of Chandrayaan-2. “Just like the World Cup, people were glued to TV sets to watch the launch of India’s second moon mission” and Lok Sabha, India’s Parliament, “paused during the House debate on Monday afternoon” to recognize the successful launch.


LA Times (January 14)

2017/ 01/ 16 by jd in Global News

“Farewell to Barack Obama: A humane, intelligent and (mostly) effective leader…. The 44th president was a conscientious and intelligent leader who espoused humane values, inspired millions of Americans and successfully fulfilled some of his most significant promises.”


Philly.Com (July 27)

2016/ 07/ 28 by jd in Global News

After the Democratic National Convention got off to a rough start, the party is reuniting, though tension remains. “Amid enduring dissent, some of the convention’s most successful moments so far have appealed to unity among people—including the kinds of people, like undocumented immigrants and the disabled, who have been targeted by Trump’s divisive rhetoric.”


Financial Times (October 22)

2014/ 10/ 22 by jd in Global News

“Hitherto it has been assumed that China, rather than western democracies, will face chronic problems of governance.” But China’s political system is not its Achilles heel. “Rather than dismiss the Chinese governing system as fragile and tenuous, we need to understand what has been…. an extraordinarily successful institution, one that the world will increasingly come to recognise it must learn from.”