The killing of 16 civilians in Afghanistan , allegedly by a lone U.S. serviceman, is one more blow to President Obama 's hopes for an easy exit from a 10-year-old war and deepens doubts about U.S. plans to assign advisors to Afghan forces.
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Globe and MailBrazil's slowing growth: From BRIC to brickGlobe and MailBrazil is falling short of its status as a BRIC economy. Its 2011 GDP growth of 2.7 per cent suggests it's no longer a real emerging market.
According to Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega, Brazil has overtaken the United Kingdom to become the world's sixth-largest economy and will remain one of the fastest-growing nations in the coming years.
In 2006, I wrote this headline, "How Can We Attack A Country With Such Great Cinema?" for a blog post, precipitated by a New York Times story I wrote about a number of Iranian films playing at that year's Tribeca Film Festival.
Brazil has become the sixth-biggest economy in the world, the country's finance minister announced. The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) and other economic forecasters also said that Brazil had now overtaken the UK.