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  • Sharp Dressed Man gives tailored suits to those in need

    On a frigid December afternoon, Tyler Freburger is standing in front of a set of mirrors wearing a suit picked out for him by a tailor. Since 2011, the organization has been helping men improve their lives by equipping them for job interviews and other occasions with well-fitting suits and accessories. “It’s a blessing that they are here,” says Freburger, who notes that the organization has treated him well and has been working to supply what he needs – something he is not accustomed to in his daily life.

    Thu, 17 Jan 2019 06:00:04 -0500
  • Meanwhile in … Japan, an enormous rare-earth mineral deposit has been found

    On Minamitori Island, Japan, an enormous rare-earth mineral deposit has been found. Elements like yttrium, dysprosium, europium, and terbium are used in products such as smartphone batteries and electric cars. There are few other deposits of ­rare-earth minerals that are economically viable for mining, meaning Japan will be a major player in the market.

    Thu, 17 Jan 2019 06:00:01 -0500
  • For Turkey's strongman Erdoğan, trouble seeing eye to eye with Trump

    It was a jubilant moment of victory for Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. In a mid-December telephone call, he appeared to persuade President Trump to upend years of American policy in Syria by stepping away from US-backed Kurdish militias that Turkey calls terrorists and handing the reins to America’s NATO ally. It’s yours,” Mr. Trump reportedly said of Syria.

    Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:27:18 -0500
  • In Indonesia, honesty has been a good catch

    Soon after becoming president of Indonesia more than four years ago, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo asked people in the world’s fourth most populous nation to undergo a “mental revolution,” aimed mainly at curbing corruption. On many counts, Jokowi has landed his revolution. Fish stocks in Indonesian waters have more than doubled since 2013.

    Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:53:46 -0500
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