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US Tops 2015 Military Spending at $596 Billion

The United States spent $596 billion on its military last year, which is 2.4% of gross domestic product (GDP), according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Number two China's spend was ...
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Canada Is America’s Favorite Country

Canada is America's favorite country, according to Gallup research. Ninety-three percent of those surveyed by Gallup viewed Canada favorably, perhaps because the relationship between the two countries is so benign. ...
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The Most Corrupt Countries in the World

No country is free of corruption. It is a severe problem in more than two-thirds of countries globally, some of which are major global economic powers, according to Transparency International’s ...
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The 5 Best Countries to Live In

Money, it does not seem, buy happiness, at least country by country. The advancement of a nation is often confused with economic growth. However, while economic strength is certainly a ...
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25 Best Countries to Live in the World

The development of a nation is often conflated with economic growth. However, while economic strength is certainly a country’s means of development, is it what ultimately determines how developed that ...
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25 Worst Countries to Live in the World

The development of a nation is often conflated with economic growth. However, while economic strength is certainly a country’s means of development, is it what ultimately determines how developed that ...
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France’s Economy By The Numbers

What does France look like economically. 24/7 turned to the CIA Facebook, The World Bank, and IMF for answers France is the world's six largest economy in the world based ...
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Countries Spending the Most on Health Care

Globally, health care spending has increased dramatically since 1980. However, while health care spending increased faster than the economic growth in the late 1990s and early 2000s, it slowed with ...
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The Best (and Worst) Countries to Grow Old

For the first time in history, most people in the world can expect to live past 60 years old. Life expectancy is rising around the globe, and many countries are ...
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10 Countries Sheltering the Most Refugees

By the end of 2014, 59.5 million individuals had been displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, violence, conflict, or human rights violations -- the most in recent history. More ...
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7 Countries Near Bankruptcy

Puerto Rico defaulted on its $58 million debt repayment this week for the first time in its history. With its failure to repay creditors, the commonwealth joins the ranks of ...
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The Happiest Countries in the World

 Denmark’s residents are the most satisfied with their lives, according to the Better Life Index released Monday. According to the study, published annually by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and ...
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Countries With the Widest Gap Between the Rich and the Poor

The United States, which prides itself as a land of opportunity, has the fourth-most uneven income distribution among developed nations, according to recently-released data. Only Turkey, Mexico, and Chile had ...
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Countries Spending the Most on War

Global military spending totaled $1.78 trillion in 2014, down slightly from the year before. Military expenditures in North America, Western and European countries continued to slowly decline, while spending rose ...
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The Healthiest (and Least Healthy) Countries in the World

World Health Day is on April 7, and people around the globe are turning their attention to health issues. The global infant mortality rate of 33.6 deaths per 1,000 live ...
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