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Edging From Europe, Britain Adds to Continent’s Unease

Edging From Europe, Britain Adds to Continent’s Unease | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain has added to Europe’s malaise, vowing to reduce entanglement with the European Union or allow people to decide whether to leave the bloc.
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50 Years After Landmark Treaty, Can France and Germany Save Europe? | TIME.com

50 Years After Landmark Treaty, Can France and Germany Save Europe? | TIME.com | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Ceremonies marking the 1963 Franco-German partnership pale in comparison to U.S. presidential inaugurations, but they mark an alliance credited with driving the E.U.
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Looking better

Looking better | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
WHEN Barack Obama was sworn in four years ago, the economic figures were terrifying. A financial crisis and a savage recession were in full swing, and house...
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Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
SMALL, dark, cluttered places were important in the life of Aaron Swartz. His days were spent hunched in his bedroom over his MacBook Pro, his short-sighted eyes...
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Dangerous shoals

Dangerous shoals | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
CHINA and Japan are sliding towards war. In the waters and skies around disputed islands, China is escalating actions designed to challenge decades of Japanese...
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Report Details Sexual Abuse of Children by German Priests

Report Details Sexual Abuse of Children by German Priests | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The priests planned their assaults and often abused the same children repeatedly for years, according to a report, based on victim accounts and released by the Roman Catholic Church in Germany.
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Legalise drugs—except in sport

Legalise drugs—except in sport | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
DO NARCOTIC drugs cause harm? Classicists will recognise that the original Greek meant things that make you numb, which may or may not be harmful depending on...
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Shots Fired Into Greek Governing Party Offices

Shots Fired Into Greek Governing Party Offices | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Unidentified gunmen sprayed bullets into the headquarters of the New Democracy party in Athens, adding to a wave of politically motivated violence.
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Disabled Athletes Suit Up, Raising Questions of Logistics and Fairness

Disabled Athletes Suit Up, Raising Questions of Logistics and Fairness | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Sports organizations are encountering more questions regarding inclusion of athletes with disabilities, but what is reasonable accommodation under the law has been debated.
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Resources: the coming crunch and some things that could be done about it | openDemocracy

Resources: the coming crunch and some things that could be done about it | openDemocracy | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
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From cliff to ceiling

From cliff to ceiling | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
AMERICA sidestepped one fiscal disaster at the turn of the year when Barack Obama and Congress agreed to keep most tax rates from rising. A much bigger one is as...
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Multimedia – Europe’s Debt Crisis: Five Years of Pain

Multimedia – Europe’s Debt Crisis: Five Years of Pain | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
European Union officials have struggled to turn things around — debating new treaties, shoring up banks, securing more funding. The people of Greece, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Latvia have dealt with economic troubles in various ways.
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The bloodhounds of capitalism

The bloodhounds of capitalism | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
SHERLOCK HOLMES once remarked that: “It is my business to know what other people don’t know.” These days, detective work is a huge business. Thanks to...
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Pentagon Set to Lift Ban on Women in Combat Roles

Pentagon Set to Lift Ban on Women in Combat Roles | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The groundbreaking decision overturns a 1994 Pentagon rule that restricts women from artillery, armor, infantry and other such combat roles.
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‘No Glimmers of Hope’: Two Years After Egypt’s Revolution, an Economic Crisis Looms | TIME.com

‘No Glimmers of Hope’: Two Years After Egypt’s Revolution, an Economic Crisis Looms | TIME.com | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Ramadan Khalaf Amin, 24, a microbus driver who earns the equivalent of $4.50 a day, is one of the myriad faces of the Egyptian revolution the world does not know.
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Polarised prospects

Polarised prospects | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Europe’s economies CurrencyEconomyGDP per personUnemploymentYouth unemploymentDebtPublic debtBudget balancePrimary balanceGrowthLatest GDP change2012 GDP...
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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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The Eurozone and Greece: Is the Crisis over?

The Eurozone and Greece: Is the Crisis over? | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
A journalist from Chile’s El Mercurio just put two questions to me:  (1) Is the Eurozone safe? and (2) Is Greece stabilising? Here are my answers: 1)  Are the threats over the Eurozone’...
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Time to celebrate?

Time to celebrate? | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
THE squiggles on traders’ screens showing changes in the prices of government bonds are the closest thing that financial markets have to ECG machines for...
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German Economy Shrank in Fourth Quarter

German Economy Shrank in Fourth Quarter | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The decline was largely the result of sagging investment by German managers worried about the future of the euro zone.
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France Seeks Arab Backing for Mali Campaign as Airstrikes Continue

France Seeks Arab Backing for Mali Campaign as Airstrikes Continue | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
French defense officials said the country’s force would be increased gradually to 2,500 soldiers and called for Arab support to bolster the forces fighting insurgents.
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European economic forecasts: why do they get it wrong? | openDemocracy

European economic forecasts: why do they get it wrong? | openDemocracy | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
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Home truths

Home truths | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
THE house-price boom that preceded the financial crisis was remarkable for its scope and scale. With a very few exceptions, there seemed only one way for prices to...
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Besides Gold, Economists Don't Agree On Much

Besides Gold, Economists Don't Agree On Much | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Are economists 'deeply ideological'? Forty-one of them can't even agree on that

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Greece Tax Scandal Shifts Focus From Collection Problem

Greece Tax Scandal Shifts Focus From Collection Problem | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Foreign lenders say Greece has fallen short of its tax collection targets and is still not moving hard enough to tackle widespread, long-tolerated tax evasion.
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