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Viewpoint: Why Britain does not owe reparations to India

  • bourgeois: Mr Tharoor is a great product of this shift to bourgeois learning.
  • reparation: The calculation of reparations, their payment, ensuring that they went in the direction of the poorer in society, and their contribution to economic growth for all, would all be fraught with difficulties.
  • emeritus: John MacKenzie is emeritus professor of imperial history at Lancaster University and a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
  • reparation: British companies fostering this have indulged in a form of reparations.
  • oppress: It is surely absolutely symbolic of some unproductive aspects of Hinduism, as well as the power of earlier elites who had oppressed India just as much as the British.

Brazil's Biggest Party Sticks With Unpopular Rousseff - For Now

  • rebellious: Rousseff's isolation in a rebellious Congress has undermined her belt-tightening policies.
  • mismanage: Polls show that almost two in every three Brazilians would like to see her impeached for mismanaging the economy and allegedly using kickback money in her 2010 and 2014 election campaigns.
  • patronage: An aide to Temer said the vice president has sped up patronage appointments to keep Rousseff's allies happy, including directors of state companies and regulatory agencies.
  • precipitate: Not even her worst adversaries have accused her of any moral transgression," Unger said in an interview, adding that impeachment would precipitate a crisis that is not in the interest of any of Brazil's main political parties.
  • shrink: Combined with falling revenues in a shrinking economy, her economic team has had to lower its fiscal savings targets for 2015 through 2017, increasing the risk of a downgrade by credit agencies.

Obama Knocks Huckabee, Trump for Slide in Republican Rhetoric

  • exemplary: When he's made some of the remarks that ...challenged the heroism of Mr. McCain, somebody who endured torture and conducted himself with exemplary patriotism, the Republican Party is shocked," Obama said.
  • rocket: The president also singled out Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman who has rocketed to the top of Republican presidential polls, his controversial comments about undocumented immigrants and McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam, notwithstanding.
  • slide: Speaking to reporters in Ethiopia, Obama said the former Arkansas governor's remarks were emblematic of a slide in public discourse coming from the opposition party.

US Gives Malaysia Questionable Upgrade in Human Trafficking Ranks

  • upgrade: Malaysia’s upgrade is seen as removing a barrier to the country’s participation in the U.S.-led 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership.
  • upgrade: Malaysia’s upgrade from Tier 3 “also does significant damage to the credibility of a report that is a critical part of global efforts to combat slavery, ” Robertson added.
  • upgrade: At a briefing on Monday at the State Department, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, Sarah Sewall, skirted questions from skeptical reporters about whether there were political considerations with Malaysia’s upgrade.
  • upgrade: “This upgrade is more about the TPP and US trade politics than anything Malaysia did to combat human trafficking over the past year.”

Syrian Kurds say hit as Turkish army battles Islamic State

  • imminent: The ongoing military operation seeks to neutralize imminent threats to Turkey's national security and continues to target Islamic State in Syria and the PKK in Iraq," the official said, adding that Ankara was investigating.
  • outskirt: In a statement only likely to deepen Kurdish suspicions, the YPG said that the Turkish army had shelled its positions in a village on the outskirts of the Islamic State-held border town of Jarablus and urged Ankara to halt attacks on its forces.
  • reiterate: Washington has reiterated that it labels the PKK as a terrorist organization and stressed that it respects Turkey's right to take action against the militant group.
  • shell: ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters)- Kurdish fighters in northern Syria accused the Turkish army of shelling their positions on Monday, highlighting the precarious path Ankara is treading as it simultaneously battles Islamic State in Syria and Kurdish insurgents in Iraq..
  • shell: In a statement only likely to deepen Kurdish suspicions, the YPG said that the Turkish army had shelled its positions in a village on the outskirts of the Islamic State-held border town of Jarablus and urged Ankara to halt attacks on its forces.

Why China has fallen in love with a baby radish monster

  • denouement: Still, fans have been lapping it up with the film generating buzz online- though some have taken issue with its denouement ( warning: spoilers ahea d).
  • impregnate: Monster Hunt tells the story of hapless villager Tianyin who gets impregnated with Huba by a monster queen.
  • alien: The 2008 film starred Chow as a construction worker who discovers a green alien.

Fiat Chrysler Fined Record $105 Million

  • faulty: More than half a million of the vehicles subject to buybacks have faulty suspension parts that can cause a loss of control.
  • proactive: This action will provide relief to owners of defective vehicles, will help improve recall performance throughout the auto industry, and gives Fiat Chrysler the opportunity to embrace a proactive safety culture.
  • catalog: At the proceedings, NHTSA staff cataloged alleged failures in 23 separate recalls including what they termed misleading behavior, while an FCA executive pledged to work with the agency to improve the automaker's recall programs.

Opposition Politicians Accuse Erdogan of Whipping up War Fever

  • elude: The pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) on Saturday accused Erdogan of planning" to set the country on fire ” in preparation for an election, hoping that by doing so his Justice and Development Party (AKP) will secure the parliamentary majority that eluded it in June polls.
  • utmost: Speaking Sunday, the European Unio n’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, expressed support for the Turks in their border clashes with Islamic militants and the Turkish airstrikes on Islamic State positions inside northern Syria, but emphasized the utmost need for keeping the Kurdish peace process alive.
  • vehemently: There have also been accusations the Turkish authorities, in their eagerness to help topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, have been helping to funnel arms to the jihadists in Syria, something vehemently denied by Ankara.

Bomb kills soldiers in tense Turkey

  • ambush: The military said militants from the Kurdish Workers Party, or PK K, also fired at troops in the " treacherously pre-planned'' ambush.
  • volunteer: Monday: Thirty-two people volunteering to rebuild Kobane are killed by IS-linked militants in Suruc.
  • abstain: The BBC's Turkey correspondent Mark Lowen reports Kurds say the Turkish government has abstained from stopping IS, seeing the group as a useful tool against its Kurdish enemy, the PK K..