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Moroccan math teacher’s skills could really add up

Souad Belcaid had hated rote learning when she was a schoolgirl. As a teacher, she vowed never to rely on it. At the American School in...

One role for sanctions: Isolating a bully

If you agree that bigger nations should not bully smaller ones, you probably oppose recent Russian aggression and support Ukraine's efforts to achieve democracy. That's...

Was this George Washington’s greatest legacy?

On February 4, 1789, George Washington was elected the first president of the United States. Washington knew his actions would establish precedents for his successors....

U.S. envoy connects on VKontakte

U.S. Embassy Moscow just held another chat with Ambassador John Tefft on VKontakte (VK), whose 68 million daily users make it Russia’s most visited...

This teacher in Macedonia could win $1 million. It would just...

Teacher Vese Vesela Bogdanovic sets up her classroom in Koco Racin elementary school in the village of Ivanjevci, Macedonia, as “a colorful country from fairy...

Obama vows to combat cybercrime

Recent cyberattacks on U.S. government agencies, banks and retailers and a December 2014 hack of the Sony film studio brought home the risks related...

Obama calls climate change our biggest threat

In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama touched on a range of global challenges, but declared the environment his top concern. “No challenge...

Picture this: a world that protects its wetlands

Wetlands are home to rich biodiversity and serve important ecological functions, such as absorbing floodwaters and filtering pollutants. They benefit humans, providing food, fresh...

A $1 billion commitment to protect children from disease

The U.S. will commit $1 billion to Gavi, an international vaccine alliance to immunize millions of children in the poorest nations against deadly diseases.