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Hostages Dead in Bloody Climax to Siege in Algeria

Hostages Dead in Bloody Climax to Siege in Algeria | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The Algerian Army conducted a last assault on a gas field that militants had seized, killing most of the kidnappers left, and raising the total of hostages dead to at least 23, Algerian officials said.
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Spymania returns to Russia

Spymania returns to Russia | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Under
the ‘new and improved’ law against spying, anyone can be suspected of espionage
or treason in Russia. And that's the point.
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Greece secures eurozone bailout extension for four months

Greece secures eurozone bailout extension for four months | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Greek list of reforms wins conditional approval in Brussels for an extension of a rescue package the new government in Athens has repeatedly pledged to scrap
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No bail-out, no deal

No bail-out, no deal | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
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Go ahead, Angela, make my day

Go ahead, Angela, make my day | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
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Look back in prudence! Civil War legacies and crisis in Greece today

Look back in prudence! Civil War legacies and crisis in Greece today | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The Greek Civil War does not constitute a sufficient explanatory framework for the current crisis, but it serves as a reminder both of the fragile nature of Greek society and the context of the country's continued resistance against the troika.
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Joy to the world...What Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim can tell us about economics

Joy to the world...What Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim can tell us about economics | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
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Russia intervenes as crumbling rouble echoes 1998 debt crisis

Russia intervenes as crumbling rouble echoes 1998 debt crisis | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Collapse in Russian currency, which has been badly buffeted by a plunge of almost 40% in oil prices, prompts central bank action
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The fury of Ferguson

The fury of Ferguson | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
RIOTS are rarely so widely anticipated. By 8pm on November 24th, when the prosecutor in Ferguson, Missouri, announced the grand jury’s decision not to charge a...
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Does money grow on trees?

Does money grow on trees? | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The debate about the banks' power to create money is becoming much more mainstream. After the recent event, Does Money Grow on Trees?, parliament is scheduled to debate the issue for the first time in 170 years.
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Germany can deny benefits to jobless EU migrants, court rules

Germany can deny benefits to jobless EU migrants, court rules | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
David Cameron’s office says European court of justice ruling vindicates his moves to restrict benefits to EU migrants
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Eurozone inflation edges up – but not enough to ease concerns about deflation

Eurozone inflation edges up – but not enough to ease concerns about deflation | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
European Central Bank remains under pressure as economists expect renewed downward pressure on inflation
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Back to reality

Back to reality | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
EARLIER this year it all looked so rosy. In April, just two years after Greece imposed the biggest sovereign-debt restructuring in history on its private creditors,...
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Centralisation-Without-Representation: A reply to Frances Coppola, Simon Wren-Lewis and Niall Ferguson

Centralisation-Without-Representation: A reply to Frances Coppola, Simon Wren-Lewis and Niall Ferguson | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
[This post was later published by Open Democracy] Behind the European Union’s official ‘line’ that the worst of the Euro Crisis is behind us, a flurry of proposals for institutional changes reveal ...
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The fire that did not cease

The fire that did not cease | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Victory into defeat THE latest peace plan never had much chance. Shortly after signing it in Minsk, rebel leaders declared that Debaltseve, where several thousand...
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Ukraine ceasefire announced at Minsk summit—what next?

Ukraine ceasefire announced at Minsk summit—what next? | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The ceasefire agreement in Minsk over Ukraine was better than no outcome at all. But only a little better.
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Apple: what do you do after becoming the world’s most profitable company?

Apple: what do you do after becoming the world’s most profitable company? | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Its record-setting quarterly results stunned the tech industry – and its Chinese competitors, who have now been eclipsed in their own home market. But reaching the financial pinnacle creates some questions – and even problems – of its own. By Rupert Neate
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The Charlie Hebdo attacks

The Charlie Hebdo attacks | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
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Symbolism of the Donetsk People’s Republic

Symbolism of the Donetsk People’s Republic | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
A new republic, even one – especially one – as uncertain in status as the Donetsk People’s Republic, needs all the trappings of power. But what do they mean? на русском языке
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Noam Chomsky (2014) "Can We Save Our Democracy and History?" - YouTube

Date - November 15th, 2014 On the occasion of Brooklyn for Peace's 30th Anniversary Gala honoring Noam Chomsky, recipient of the Pathmakers to Peace Award. I...
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‘Hell is never far away’ - female medic risking her life for Aleppo

‘Hell is never far away’ - female medic risking her life for Aleppo | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Umm Abdu has lost her husband and a son to the war in Syria, but the pistol-wearing woman refuses to abandon her embattled city, writes Martin Chulov
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The lion that miaowed

The lion that miaowed | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
HANDING out presents is always nicer than issuing homework. “Christmas has come early,” said Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, on...
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A wounded economy

A wounded economy | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
VLADIMIR PUTIN is not short of problems, many of his own creation. There is the carnage in eastern Ukraine, where he is continuing to stir things up. There are his...
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A QE proposal for Europe’s crisis - OpEd in The Economist

A QE proposal for Europe’s crisis - OpEd in The Economist | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The Economist kindly invited me to contribute an op-ed to a 'roundtable' on what form Quantitative Easing should take place in Europe.  For The Economist's site click here. Or read on... A QE propo...
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A trillion here, a trillion there...

A trillion here, a trillion there... | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
IF THE markets were suffering from withdrawal symptoms after the Fed's halting of QE on Wednesday, they did not have to wait long for their next hit. This morning,...
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Kobane: the struggle of Kurdish women against Islamic State

Kobane: the struggle of Kurdish women against Islamic State | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The
international community should support a secular,
multi-religious and multi-ethnic Rojava with democratic ambitions, that is a
threat for IS and equally for the conservative Islamic government in Turkey. This is democracy in action in the Middle East.
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