Sunday, 30 November 2008
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Friday, 28 November 2008
Since Wednesday evening, war has been raging in downtown Mumbai. Even as a number of hostages have been freed, ongoing violence has the population wary and afraid. And nobody knows how it will end.
Aafia Siddiqui was once considered a brilliant scientist. Then the US government called her the new face of al-Qaida -- a Pakistani woman who ranked among America's top terrorism suspects. Now the MIT-educated mother of three is in custody, claiming her long disappearance was a wrongful abduction by the CIA.
The series of terror attacks in Mumbai comes at a sensitive time for the US. President Bush is no longer in a position to lead, and President-elect Barack Obama has not yet been given the reins. Still, the attacks represent Obama's first foreign policy test.
Thursday, 27 November 2008
New York Times: The European Commission proposed a €200 billion (£168 billion, $258 billion) rescue package and China cut interest rates by 108 basis
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
More than 1.5 million workers in Germany depend on the automobileindustry for their jobs. But that industry is now facing one of itsworst crises ever. Respected giants BMW and Mercedes are particularlyexposed as sales plummet.
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
par Samir Amin
Mondialisation.ca, Le 24 novembre 2008
November 13 -- A prominent dissident and journalist tells Radio Farda that, because Iran's Supreme Leader ultimately controls the judiciary and police, even a reform-minded President would be unable to establish democracy in Iran. He also calls for a boycott of the upcoming presidential elections. [Read more in Persian]
November 13 -- An expert on Iran's nuclear program tells Radio Farda that Iran's leaders may be willing to strike a deal with the U.S. and international community over the nuclear issue in order to get some economic relief. [Read more in Persian]
November 18 -- In a special report on Iran's housing crisis, one Radio Farda listener asks, "How can one buy a house in Iran with skyrocketing prices and meager incomes?" Ahmad Alavi, a professor of economics, adds that the situation will likely get worse: "Plummeting oil revenues are likely to drive up housing prices," he says. [Read more in Persian]
'Year of Bad News': Economic Doom and Gloom from Berlin Whither the German economy? Nobody really knows. That, at least, seems to be the message from Chancellor Angela Merkel's government this week. Next year, she said, will be full of bad news. Still, not all indicators are bleak. http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,592295,00.html
Duel at the Suez Canal: World Scrambles to Deal with Pirate Threat In their inflatable speedboats and armed with bazookas, Somalia's barefoot pirates are posing a threat to world trade. Now that they have hijacked a supertanker, Europe is deploying warships in the region, while private security firms are offering their services to shipping companies. http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,592433,00.html
George Soros, 78, has made billions as a hedge-fund manager and investor. SPIEGEL spoke with him about the current financial crisis, how he expects President-elect Barack Obama to respond to the economic disaster and the responsibilities borne by speculators.
Monday, 24 November 2008
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Saturday, 22 November 2008
Friday, 21 November 2008
Au moment où le congrès de Russie unie, le parti de Medvedev et Poutine, s'ouvre, le jury du procès de la journaliste assassinée se rebelle et dénonce un mensonge du tribunal qui lui attribuait le souhait du huis clos.
Mexican emigration has dropped 42 percent over the last two years, the government said Thursday. America has become less appealing amid a sour economy and tougher action against illegal migrants.
Thousands of followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr converged on a central Baghdad square Friday for a mass prayer to protest a proposed U.S.-Iraqi security pact.
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, the no-nonsense ally in President George W. Bush's war on terror, was hospitalized Thursday after he collapsed during a late-night speech and lost consciousness.
Global warming could be a boon to Russia while the U.S. could further decline in importance during the next two decades, says a U.S. intelligence report with predictions for the world in 2025.