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Every year, the World Economic Forum releases its Global Competitiveness Report on the state of the world’s economies.

The WEF looks at data on areas as varied as the soundness of banks to the sophistication of businesses in each country. It then uses the data to compile a picture of the economy of almost every country on earth.

Countries were ranked according to the “12 pillars of competitiveness,” which includes macro-economic environment, infrastructure, health and primary education, and labour market efficiency.

More than 190 countries just subtweeted Trump on global warming

Officials celebrate after the passage of the Marrakech Proclamation on Nov. 17, 2016.  Image: Mosa’ab Elshamy/AP Faced with the possibility that President-elect Donald J. Trump will try to pull the U.S. away from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, more than 190 countries performed the diplomatic equivalent of subtweeting Trump. Near the closing of the latest…

Cyprus, crisis and the bank that came back from the brink

The country’s biggest lender took cash away from savers to survive in 2013. Now, remarkably, Bank of Cyprus is hoping to float in London A branch of Bank of Cyprus branch in Nicosia in 2013, the year of the Cypriot bailout. Photograph: Barbara Laborde/AFP/Getty Images Only three years ago, Bank of Cyprus was on the…

A&E Cancels KKK Docuseries Following Criticism

Spencer Platt/Getty The move comes after the network learned that participants in ‘Escaping the KKK’ had been paid in order for production to gain access. A&E has pulled the plug on its upcoming docuseries centered on the KKK. The network announced their plans to scrap the project, which was intended to serve as a close…

Pope says Christmas ‘hostage’ to materialism, God in shadows

Pope Francis holds a statue of baby Jesus during the Christmas night Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican December 24, 2016. REUTERS/Tony Gentile VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Saturday that Christmas had been “taken hostage” by dazzling materialism that puts God in the shadows and blinds many to the needs…

TURKEY ARRESTS 1,656 SOCIAL MEDIA USERS SINCE SUMMER

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish authorities have formally arrested 1,656 people in the past six months for allegedly supporting terrorist organizations or insulting officials on social media, and are investigating at least 10,000 others, the Interior Ministry said Saturday. In a statement it said legal action had been taken against 3,710…