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Song Du Jour #19, Dieter Meier

Today is Dieter Meier's 70th birthday. In addition to being the best Swiss in the world, the frontman of the band Yello expand=1], a millionaire, a performance artist and a professional poker player, Dieter also released a couple of punk records with his previous band Fresh Color. In 1978, their track "Cry For Frame" proved that you didn't have to live in a drowning London or play at New York's CBGB to produce an ear-blasting hurricane of a song.

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Eyes On U.S. – American Diplomacy Is Unable (Or Unwilling) To Adapt To A New World

Crises worldwide mean we need less nationalism and more cooperation, but the U.S., a weakened superpower, won't accept its diminished status.

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America the not-so-Great anymore

Juan Gabriel Tokatlian, Ginevra Falconi, Renate Mattar

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BUENOS AIRES — There is widespread international consensus that the post-Cold War period, which began around 1990, is over. Initially, it heralded a "new order" under the guidance of the United States, which promised stability, justice and equity but became instead a run of crises, challenges, conflicts and failures.

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