He, too, aimed to put nuclear weapons at the top of the global agenda.
These steps have lured some $170 billion in foreign direct investment in 2012 alone (roughly 12 percent of global flows).
But getting cyclists to don a hard-shelled helmet, which can lessen the risks of serious injury, has been a global challenge.
Now, the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics have put Vladimir Putin at the center of the global stage.
The BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) may have been the foundation for much of the global growth over the past few years.
They are also adapted to the dynamics of change and to the global nature of human existence.
The world has entered the phase of global interdependencies.
They are free of the extra burden words bear and allow for global and detailed local interpretation.
These, by the way, are coming more into use in our global economy.
Nothing could point up more clearly what the global struggle between the free world and the communists is all about.
1670s, "spherical," from globe + -al (1). Meaning "worldwide, universal" is from 1892, from French. Global village first attested 1960, popularized, if not coined, by Canadian educator Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980).
Postliterate man's electronic media contract the world to a village or tribe where everything happens to everyone at the same time: everyone knows about, and therefore participates in, everything that is happening the minute it happens. Television gives this quality of simultaneity to events in the global village. [Carpenter & McLuhan, "Explorations in Communication," 1960]
global glob·al (glō'bəl)
Having the shape of a globe; spherical.
Of or involving the entire earth; worldwide.
Of or relating to the eyeball.