America’s busiest shopping day is in full swing today as traditional Black Friday sales hit streets across the country. The exciting shopping season began as early as 4am
A year after the US attack that saw Osama bin Laden killed, efforts to crush the remnants of al-Qa’ida are at a pivotal stage.
There’s some interesting stuff in there. Joseph Stiglitz says that the Vickers reforms to ringfence retail banking pobably don’t go far enough. He proposes a theory on why Germany practices left-wing economics at home but right-wing economics abroad (there’s a soldiarity gulf). He also explains why China can combine high growth with high inequality.
The pace of China’s unprecedented economic growth has allowed the Chinese to broaden their horizons in regional and international affairs, much to the annoyance of its great western rival the US, but they are still under criticism for ‘unfair’ trade regulations. What gives?
Clara Cullen thinks Obama’s drone strategy is a betrayal of all who supported him. In turn, the silence of all those who voted for “hope” and “change” is worrying; it suggests that the US liberal electorate would rather support Obama, who they perceive as a lesser political evil than his Republican adversaries, than actually questioning the political hypocrisy his foreign policy entails.
Is Ron Paul betraying the movement he built?
Barack Obama has taken pandering to the Israeli lobby to shameful new levels. In a frankly shocking video, even by US standards, in what I can only describe as one the most cynical pieces of electioneering I have witnessed in my lifetime, Obama’s team has released a video re-affirming the USA’s special relationship with Zionism, and their unwavering commitment to supporting a state which draws legitimate comparisons to South Africa under apartheid.
What the frack? It’s damaging water supplies and causing earthquakes – so why is the Environmental Protection Agency so slow to act?
The rural town of Dimcock, Pennsylvania, in the US, rests in the rolling hills in Susquehanna County. It used to be picturesque, but today it boasts more blight than Appalachian charm.
So it’s official. The Palestinians are going to the UN Security Council next week to seek full membership of the United Nations for a Palestinian state.
They know they will face a US veto and will have to take their case to the UN General Assembly which cannot grant statehood. The 193-nation General Assembly would have [...]
The US and Germany have more or less recovered the ground lost since the crash. France is almost there. But Italy, Japan and, of course, the UK are still between 4 and 5 per cent off where we were a full three years ago in terms of output.
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