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What’s the point of the Commonwealth? | The Economist

The new secretary-general will have to be tough, dynamic and crafty, if the oddest of post-imperial clubs is to rekindle its sense of purpose “THERE’S been an existential question-mark over the Commonwealth for some time,” says a seasoned diplomat in its secretariat in London. “The Commonwealth has been dead, absolutely …

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Hosni Mubarak steps down after nearly 30 years as president of Egypt, Whitney Houston drowns in her bathtub … on this date in history. Today is Thursday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2016 with 324 to follow. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury and Venus. Evening stars …