Chinese testing, Italian affluence and angry puppies

  • 20 December 2013
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A German shepherd barks at strangers.
Image caption Easy there, big guy

A round-up of commentary on and around the world...

China

Academic testing creates excellent followers

United Kingdom

George Osborne's disastrous austerity policies

Turkey

The EU needs Turkey

Italy

Luxurious elite an affront to the nation

Eritrea

The birth of a nation

Israel

Medical tourism is destroying Israeli medicine

Venezuela

Is this another Zimbabwe-style dictatorship?

India

You can't govern India with 19th Century anti-gay laws

Brazil

Did the NSA cost Boeing billions?

Nigeria

When modern medicine can't help

Indonesia

Political parties are producing corrupt officials

One more thing…

Keep your pets quiet and obedient