The social learning game that follows countries and world leaders
as they compete for news headlines.
Top Headline-Grabbers (April 2012)
On the bubble: Colombia, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan, Syria
Non-factors: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
News Article(s) of the Month:
1. China - Hu Jintao
Sign up online for free “E-Alerts” and daily headlines from all three news sources in an effort to make your email inbox a “headline hub.” Follow the directions (in bold) below:
1. New York Times (Global)
Find breaking news, world news and multimedia on Africa, Canada, Mexico, South and Central America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Iraq.
Click "Register Now" in the top, right-hand corner. Create a free account using your email address. Remember your Member ID and password. Click "Today's Headlines" for daily news stories (emailed to you) from the US and around the world.
2. Foreign Policy Magazine
The premier, award-winning magazine of global politics, economics, and ideas. Foreign Policy's mission is to explain how the world works—in particular, how the process of globalization is reshaping nations, institutions, cultures, and, more fundamentally, our daily lives.
Click on "Sign Up for Our Newsletters" on the left side of the web page. Enter your email address and click "Submit" to receive "Flash Points" weekly.
3. Wall Street Journal (Global)
Online coverage of breaking news and current headlines from the US and around the world. Top stories, photos, videos, and detailed analysis.
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The CIA publishes and updates the online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments regularly. The directory is intended to be used primarily as a reference aid and includes as many governments of the world as is considered practical, some of them not officially recognized by the United States.
FGP Transitions: launched in the classroom (September '09)
first woman leader in top five (January '11 - Australia)
first time China not in top 5 (February '11 - Libya)
first time top 5 country has no leader (Feb. '11 - Egypt)
first time top 5 tie (February '12 - Israel and Syria)