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Cultural values affecting foreign policy?

To what extent do cultural values affect foreign policy making between U.S. and China? [more inside]
posted by espada0 on Feb 14, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me mail these drugs!

I need to mail prescription medications from the United States to my son, who is doing student exchange in Brazil. How can I best accomplish this? [more inside]
posted by SomeTrickPony on Feb 10, 2012 - 14 answers

I'm sorry Dacoit, I'm afraid I can't do that ...

Please hope me! Far from home and locked out of my Mac due to international language keyboard issue. [more inside]
posted by dacoit on Jan 31, 2012 - 7 answers

Food oil prices as raw materials

Where can I find a simple like-for-like publicly available price comparison between palm, sunflower, corn and olive oils as raw materials? [more inside]
posted by vogel on Jan 26, 2012 - 3 answers

iPhone 4s international unlock questions

I just had my Verizon iPhone 4s unlocked for international use and confirmed working with two different foreign SIM cards. Three questions:
  1. Is this permanent? Can it ever be re-locked via software or some other method?
  2. Can this be used with US SIM cards, or are there restrictions?
  3. Is this phone now identical to an unlocked iPhone, or is it somehow different?
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posted by letitrain on Jan 16, 2012 - 8 answers

I want to eBay a Macbook, but have two snowflakey problems.

I want to eBay my partner's Macbook. We live in the Netherlands, and it doesn't have a power cord due to acts of cat. How do we get the best price? [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on Jan 11, 2012 - 14 answers

What Undergrad Should I Pursue?

Hey fellow Meta Filter users i seek some advice and help regarding a few undergraduate degrees: Economics, International Development and Commerce. I feel these are three promising undergraduate programs but struggle in which to pursue. Any advice and information on these degrees and career paths would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by KillerHand10 on Jan 7, 2012 - 28 answers

How do I ship booze from Ohio to Australia?

How can I ship vodka to Australia from Ohio?!? I know the USPS won't ship hooch, but is there ANYONE that will. I'm trying to send some locally-made vodka to a very special lady in Sydney, but it's starting to look dire. HELP!
posted by Capt.DooDooFace on Dec 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me take my mind off of my body's march toward death

Where to take a 5-7 day international (from the US) vacation next late September? Some restrictions apply . . . [more inside]
posted by imalaowai on Dec 22, 2011 - 14 answers

Burned once more by my online shopping habit

I bought some clothes online from a store based in the UK, shipped to the US. Is this surprise customs/duty/shipping charge normal? [more inside]
posted by ghostbikes on Dec 22, 2011 - 15 answers

"Overseas" Paypal rejected by Archie McPhee

I found some fun stuff for my nieces in Oregon for Christmas at Archie McPhee, which I heard about at meFi. But I was bummed when I tried to check out and they rejected Visa and even PayPal because I live overseas. Is there a way around this? [more inside]
posted by planetkyoto on Dec 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Can I bring steroid ointment into Thailand?

Can I bring 50g of prescription topical steroid ointment (Clobetasol) into Thailand without any trouble at Customs?
posted by ladybird on Dec 9, 2011 - 4 answers

What's the best way to register an international domain name (i.e. .jp or .cn?)

What is the best service a US-based person can use to register an international domain (like .cn, .kr, and .jp?) [more inside]
posted by djedery on Dec 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Importing a bulky, expensive thing to the US from Canada

Seller is in Alberta, buyer (me) is in Pennsylvania. The item is $1,600 US and ships in a big crate... how do I do this correctly? [more inside]
posted by tss on Dec 6, 2011 - 1 answer

What international satirical programmes are available to watch online?

What international satirical programmes are available to watch online? [more inside]
posted by pmcp on Dec 6, 2011 - 10 answers

Best Websites Not from the USA?

While it's true that we can consider the internet as a 'global village', my feeling is that the USA holds the most imposing bias. We can't deny the fact that a huge proportion of the best websites and online services are from the USA or are otherwise USA-centric. As someone who lives in a far flung part of the world and who enjoys devouring all manner of information from the Web, I do find it frustrating at times that there are not more international sites with influence. Probably the only exception I can think of may be with News websites such as BBC and Al Jazera. I would be interested to know what your favourite non-American websites may be, whether they be oriented to your locality but still have useful international relevance, or if they truly are an international player?
posted by boogiefunk on Dec 2, 2011 - 16 answers

the spice who loved me

What are the essential spices to have around for cooking modern, eclectic/internationalized vegetarian food? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Nov 29, 2011 - 17 answers

Where to go Where to go

Travel around the holidays-filter. We have some time in late December (exact amount of time and dates TBD) and would love to go on an awesome trip - give us your best shot [more inside]
posted by jourman2 on Nov 17, 2011 - 5 answers

Gots ta pay da bills yo

How do I pay bills in the U.S. from an overseas account (Japan) without spending a lot (er, any, preferably) in wire transfer fees? [more inside]
posted by dubitable on Nov 8, 2011 - 13 answers

Should we get married?

Should we get married? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 8, 2011 - 19 answers

Data and calls in Paris without breaking the bank?

My wife and I are visiting Paris over the week of US Thanksgiving - can you help us figure out the best way to get cell phone service and data while we're there? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Oct 28, 2011 - 10 answers

International drivers permit for driving in the US

Looking for information on international drivers license for driving in the US. [more inside]
posted by wile e on Oct 17, 2011 - 5 answers

I'd like to be in on the obscure jokes about Sri Lanka

I need to start following international news for my job. I also just bought a Nook. I'm betting the latter can help with the former... [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Oct 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Smarter way to consolidate a big international Amazon shipment?

Smartest way to consolidate a large international order from Amazon.com? A big enough order to get free shipping within the US, and of mostly small and light items from multiple vendors, but international shipping will add several hundred to the cost. This is to Singapore, but the Singapore service (Vpost.com.sg) is frankly lousy, and I'd like an alternative.
posted by viggorlijah on Oct 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Proper Care and Feeding of my Indo-Fijian Sweetheart

Soon my long distance sweetheart from Fiji will be coming to visit me for at least 6 months. Help me mitigate her Culture Shock, find familiar food/movies/etc for her, and communicate with her better while we navigate a cross-cultural, cross-ethnic relationship. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Sep 27, 2011 - 2 answers

Need to watch Rugby World Cup from the U.S.

How do I watch the Rugby World Cup online in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by foggy out there now on Sep 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me help her

Recommendations for reading materials for a student hoping to attend the international college withing a Korean University. [more inside]
posted by FakePalindrome on Sep 26, 2011 - 4 answers

How can my son and I travel abroad on short notice?

Can I travel with my son to the States and then back to Europe, while Mom stays home with sis? [more inside]
posted by rudster on Sep 26, 2011 - 13 answers

Which of these two flight options will allow me the most luggage?

Which of these two (complicated) flight options will A) give me the biggest baggage allowance, and B) cost the least for excess bags? [more inside]
posted by hasna on Sep 20, 2011 - 4 answers

How can I get unstuck in my quest to start an international career?

I'm twenty-five, have a master's degree, speak French fluently, and have studied/interned/volunteered in the States, Europe, and Middle East, but am at a loss as to how to parlay all that into an international career. Living in NYC, but would move back abroad in a heartbeat for the right job. [more inside]
posted by Enneking on Sep 15, 2011 - 18 answers

Is it okay to surprise my best friend at the airport?

Would it be inappropriate to surprise your best friend at the airport who has been on a long international flight? She'll be arriving alone in Abu Dhabi from Toronto this evening. We haven't seen each other in about five months. See further details below: [more inside]
posted by thatgirl1985 on Aug 26, 2011 - 19 answers

Flying to Korea on my first international trip. Advice?

I'm flying to South Korea (JFK to PEK to ICN) in two weeks for my first international trip in years. I need some advice on preparation, the flight, and the subsequent two months I'll spend in Korea. [more inside]
posted by jykmf on Aug 8, 2011 - 9 answers

What is the International Phonetic Alphabet notation of "-esque" ?

What is the International Phonetic Alphabet notation of "-esque" ? [more inside]
posted by Cogentesque on Aug 8, 2011 - 5 answers

Help us use our transatlantic move to save money on stuff!

We're moving back to the UK (London) from the US (SoCal) in a few months. What would you stock up on if you were us? Much more detail about our tastes and situation inside... [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean on Jul 28, 2011 - 31 answers

Is a single big item of luggage ok in long haul flights?

Luggage on a long-haul flight: will I be able to have a really large trolley case, or does it have to be split up? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Jul 25, 2011 - 8 answers

How do countries compensate each other for international mail?

How do countries compensate each other for international mail? [more inside]
posted by cdenman on Jul 22, 2011 - 6 answers

How to rent commercial space in Sweden??

Need advice on the commercial real estate market in Sweden (Stockholm specifically...) [more inside]
posted by mscatch22 on Jul 14, 2011 - 1 answer

Local credit union won't do. So long, "People before profit".

International banking filter: I'm moving to Stockholm from Seattle in about a month. What's the best way to set up an account in Swedish krona when the person supporting me will be giving me money in US dollars? Also, what is the cheapest and fastest way to transfer money from US accounts in USD to the Swedish (or international?) SEK account? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Jul 11, 2011 - 2 answers

Leaving the US - for where?

I'd like to emigrate - but where should I go? [more inside]
posted by HopperFan on Jul 6, 2011 - 18 answers

Take me around the world ...

What is the best recipe of the signature dish of each of the world's great cuisines? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Jun 21, 2011 - 39 answers

Talking the talk from Kuwait to Kinshasa.

I have need for a large and strange batch of audio translations. As a newbie to this game, please help me zero in on market specifics. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jun 20, 2011 - 3 answers

Making phone calls in Europe

Traveling to Europe. Any advice for making phone calls within Europe and US? [more inside]
posted by deeman on Jun 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Is this a scam?

Am I being scammed? Philippines-based distributor wants to import products (DVDs) from my site and sell to their retail clients over there. They asked to purchase "one of every title" in two categories of interest. Is there a risk they just take those and copy them? YANML [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on May 29, 2011 - 10 answers

Little girl lost in London Heathrow

My little sister is traveling internationally with some extended family--US to London to Belfast. Because of some crazy mix-ups, she ended up being routed on a different flight US to London than the rest of her group. Now she's stranded and no one can find her. What do we do? [more inside]
posted by kittenmarlowe on May 12, 2011 - 32 answers

Ruin our child's shot at president?

Should we stay or should we go? Make a big international move as a pregnant couple or with a tiny baby? Lots of (possibly) relevant details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 29, 2011 - 25 answers

Help me solve this dessert challenge!

Help me solve this dessert challenge! [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Apr 24, 2011 - 25 answers

Skype for Blackberry Overseas

Can anyone recommend a blackberry app for skype that works outside the US? [more inside]
posted by carofowler on Apr 6, 2011 - 0 answers

The Anthropology Of Love

Dating around the world. How does it work? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Mar 25, 2011 - 10 answers

I'm convinced the Viennese re-po men are coming to get me

So I think I'm getting ripped off. Or, at the very least, the victim of an international company's careless mistake. I purchased $192 worth of camera film (Polaroid) over a year ago in October 2009 from an Austrian photography company. Apparently, I was never charged for it and a representative claiming to be from the company emailed me last month (around mid Feb.) informing me of this open payment and that I need to pay this amount. I have no recollection of this order, seeing as I'm a fairly routine customer and this was placed over a year ago. I ignored the first email back in February and they've now sent me another email requesting the $192 payment or threatening to take this to a debt collection agency. I don't think I even have $192 to my name - what should I do??
posted by atoastedheart on Mar 22, 2011 - 17 answers

Please help me to find some clarity on where I should live.

I am having a pretty hard time making a life decision on where to live. [more inside]
posted by and hey Charlie on Mar 8, 2011 - 11 answers

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