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Can a New Mapping Tool Protect Indigenous Land Rights?

Indigenous communities around the world are in uphill battles against governments and corporations to preserve their land. Now, a new mapping tool hopes to help them determine borders and protect their rights.

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China Just Took Another Step Toward Joining the IMF’s Currency Country Club

China's renminbi is one step closer to joining the U.S. dollar and other premier global currencies in the IMF's reserve fund.

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Read the Text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Here

The text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership has finally been made public. Read it here.


How Canada’s Election Will Decide the Fate of the World

If voters oust Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives, they'll be voting for a whole new climate policy — and potentially tipping the scales of December's Paris summit on global warming.


Australia’s Mr. China

Canberra's new prime minister has a plan to shake up the country's balancing act between the United States and China. And Washington might not like it.


What to Expect from Malcolm Turnbull

Where does Australia's new prime minister stand on the country's most contentious issues?


No Politician Was Quite as Adept at Putting His Foot — or Onions — in His Mouth as Tony Abbott

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was pushed out of power Monday. Known for his many public gaffes, here's a look back at some of his most interesting word choices.

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