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America's global standing plummets under Donald Trump
A new survey from Pew Research Centre shows sharp drops in global approval ratings for America since the election of Donald Trump.
The Export Potential Tool is a project by the UN/WTO’s International Trade Centre to help small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries to find products, markets and suppliers with...
Does your job pay less than it did five years ago?
Wage stagnation and an ever increasing cost of living have left many people feeling poorer over the last few years. But for some workers, skills shortages mean pay has shot up. So is your job on...
Padma Bhumi Awards
Padma Awards, which were instituted in the year 1954, are announced every year by the Government of India on the occasion of Indian Republic Day. The award is given in three categories, namely,...
A Matter of Time
“A Matter of Time” takes a comprehensive look at the nature of long prison terms in the U.S. – how time served in state prisons has grown in recent years, who is serving the longest prison terms,...
What Trump Cut In His Budget
On May 23, the Trump administration released his full 2018 budget proposal, which details many of the changes the president wants to make to the federal government’s spending.
What if: The EU had presidential elections like the USA?
There are two phenomena which converged towards the writing of this blogpost. First of, the recent US elections have put into question, yet again, the voting system used in electing the US...
Before Getting a Seat on the Bench, Supreme Court Nominees Have a Hill to Climb
Less than two weeks after taking office, President Donald Trump announced that he was nominating Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Roughly two months later, he was confirmed by the Senate. That...
The Italian Constitutional Referendum Street by Street
Compare the results of the Constitutional Referendum with the results of the latest Administrative Elections for the City of Turin.
___ is more: Millennials versus Baby Boomers
___ is more? For Millennials and Baby Boomers, there is a clear divide between those who prioritize personal experiences versus financial stability as the "more" that they value. This piece won...
We the Tweeple
Never before has Twitter played such a prominent role in an election. If Clinton or Trump wants to say something or react to news — even if it's at 3 a.m. — they don't need to coordinate a press...
How Would the U.S. Defend Against a North Korean Nuclear Attack?
When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought to allay American’s fears of North Korea’s nuclear threat by saying, “Americans should sleep well at night,” we asked, should we? What would happen if...
The Threat From North Korea’s Missiles
Pyongyang has accelerated its tests of missiles and nuclear bombs as it tries to develop a nuclear-armed missile that could hit the U.S. mainland.
The Parallel Reality of Hungarian Government Media
This project was created to draw attention to the vast differences on how independent and government media reports recent demonstrations in Budapest. On April 12 and 13 I’ve saved a screenshot...
The Executive Abroad
No sitting American president traveled outside the country before Theodore Roosevelt traveled to Panama in 1906 to see the construction of the Panama Canal. A century later Air Force One regularly...
Venezuela's fortunes rise and fall with the price of oil, and when crude prices tanked in 2014, its economy was thrown into chaos. A government that had relied on oil revenues to fund social...
A breakdown of internal migration in the U.S. A project for BookYourData.com
Exploring the International Food Trade
The interactive chord chart explores the international trade of vegetables, animals, and food products between the top 15 import and export countries from 2005 to 2014. Each chord represents the...
Instead of Brexit
The Brexit divorce bill is estimated to be £66 billion. Instead, let’s buy every working person in the UK a burrito for lunch every day for a year.
North Korea's missiles and their ranges
The rocket tests of recent years show that North Korean missiles are no longer limited to targets across Asia. Their ultimate and preferred target, the US, is now within reach of its latest...
The rise of Islamic State in Southeast Asia
The attack by IS-related groups on the Philippine city of Marawi has highlighted the increasing presence of the militant group in Southeast Asia and has set alarm bells ringing.
Our Future, Together
Just as explorers use a compass and architects a blueprint, demographers use pyramid charts to read the tea leaves: What groups are aging or booming with youth , and what do these shapes tell us...
100 days of Trump claims
Throughout President Trump’s first 100 days, the Fact Checker team tracked false and misleading claims made by the president since Jan. 20.
Trump's Global Empire
The data shows the number of foreigners removed from the United States has been increasing for several decades. Trump’s hard-line stance might not be the fundamental shift in national policy as it...
With His Family’s Fortune at Stake, President Kabila Digs In
Joseph Kabila and his relatives have built a network of businesses that reaches into every corner of Congo’s economy. Is that why he won’t step down?
Comparing Women's Working Hours Across the Globe
Based on data from The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, this visualization examines the number of hours worked by women on average per week. The story originally appeared in...
Until the upheaval of 2015, Europe was home to the world’s most open frontiers. But within months, a messy effort to halt a mass flow of migrants fleeing wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan...
The State Financial Disclosure Project
While national debate in the United States continues over financial disclosure practices for federal officials, personal financial disclosure for state and local officials remains an under-studied...
Here's how 'Obamacare' covered Americans with pre-existing conditions. What happens next?
In all, at least 30 pre-existing conditions would automatically disqualify people from major health insurance plans before the Affordable Care Act, according to another recent study by the Kaiser...
A month of breaking news alerts, visualized
But there’s another factor that probably plays into how deluged we seem to be with news: Every time something happens, major or minor, our phones vibrate with an update — often from multiple...