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Last-minutemen

Last-minutemen | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
SEEN from afar, the behaviour of America’s government over the past month or so has been decidedly odd. Finance ministers visiting the IMF and the World Bank on...
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Lobbying Bonanza as Firms Try to Influence European Union

Lobbying Bonanza as Firms Try to Influence European Union | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
As the European Union has emerged as a regulatory superpower affecting 28 countries, lobbying in its seat of power has become ever more competitive.
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A new hand on the tiller

A new hand on the tiller | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
JANET YELLEN'S nomination to chair the Federal Reserve is ground breaking, and not just because she will be the first woman in the job. She would also be the first...
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West or east?

West or east? | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
ITS very name means “borderland”. Ukraine has long been on the edge between east and west. Now this country of 46m people is poised to tilt westward by signing...
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Agreement will allow U.S. to fly long-range surveillance drones from base in Japan

Agreement will allow U.S. to fly long-range surveillance drones from base in Japan | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The primary mission for the long-range Global Hawks will be to keep watch on North Korea.
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What Merkel’s Third Term Means for Europe

What Merkel’s Third Term Means for Europe | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
(This article was commissioned by The New Left Project - click here for the NLP's site) A few days before the German federal election, the American commentator Bob Kuttner called upon German Chance...
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It's a deal

It's a deal | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
A DIPLOMATIC logjam that had lasted two-and-a-half years was broken on September 27th when the UN Security Council agreed a resolution on Syria’s chemical weapons....
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N.S.A. Gathers
Data on Social
Connections of
U.S. Citizens

N.S.A. Gathers<br/>Data on Social<br/>Connections of<br/>U.S. Citizens | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The analysis of phone call and e-mail logs for foreign intelligence purposes adds to the growing body of knowledge about the agency’s access to private information, prompting concern from lawmakers.
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Swiss finished?

Swiss finished? | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
WOODY ALLEN once remarked that believing in God would be easier if He would show Himself by making a large deposit in a Swiss bank account in the director’s name....
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An unlikely band of brothers

An unlikely band of brothers | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
KAFR NABL, a small town in north-west Syria, fell under rebel control early in the 30-month civil war. It has since gained fame as a scruffy...
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Dell Shareholders Approve Michael Dell’s Buyout Plan | TIME.com

Dell Shareholders Approve Michael Dell’s Buyout Plan | TIME.com | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Dell Shareholders voted today to allow the firm's founder, Michael Dell, to take the company private with help from private equity firm Silver Lake Partners in a $24.9 billion leveraged buyout.
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Syria Takes Steps to Join Weapons Treaty as U.S.-Russian Talks Begin

Syria Takes Steps to Join Weapons Treaty as U.S.-Russian Talks Begin | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Secretary of State John Kerry said his team would be looking for important signs that Syria and Russia were serious about securing and disposing of Syria’s chemical weapons.
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Fight this war, not the last one

Fight this war, not the last one | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
JUST a decade ago, a short season in the ebb and flow of global influence, economics was in thrall to the Washington consensus and geopolitics was a wholly owned...
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Politics this week

Politics this week | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
A deal was reached to end the 16-day shutdown of the American government and to increase the debt ceiling, just hours ahead of a deadline after which the Treasury...
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No way to run a country

No way to run a country | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
AS MIDNIGHT on September 30th approached, everybody on Capitol Hill blamed everybody else for the imminent shutdown of America’s government. To a wondering world,...
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How to lose half a trillion euros

How to lose half a trillion euros | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
ON JUNE 16th something very peculiar happened in Germany’s electricity market. The wholesale price of electricity fell to minus €100 per megawatt hour (MWh)....
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CIA ramping up covert training program for moderate Syrian rebels

CIA ramping up covert training program for moderate Syrian rebels | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The effort, however, is expected to do little to bolster the fighters, who are being eclipsed by Islamist forces.
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Pakistan may ban Skype in Karachi, citing use by terrorists

Pakistan may ban Skype in Karachi, citing use by terrorists | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Ban in Karachi would also apply to Whatsapp, Viber and Tango.
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Has Brazil blown it?

Has Brazil blown it? | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
FOUR years ago this newspaper put on its cover a picture of the statue of Christ the Redeemer ascending like a rocket from Rio de Janeiro’s Corcovado mountain,...
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Greece Arrests Senior Members of Far-Right Party

Greece Arrests Senior Members of Far-Right Party | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The arrests of Golden Dawn members, including the leader of the party and top members in Parliament, are part of a widening Greek crackdown on extremism.
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Why asymmetrical monetary unions are bound to fail (unless they feature an effective, extra-market surplus recycling mechanism)

Why asymmetrical monetary unions are bound to fail (unless they feature an effective, extra-market surplus recycling mechanism) | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Asymmetrical monetary unions, wherever and whenever tried in combination with free trade and deregulated capital movements, ended up in tears and retribution. The Gold Standard, the various pegs be...
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The American Dream, RIP?

The American Dream, RIP? | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
COULD America survive the end of the American Dream? The idea is unthinkable, say political leaders of right and left. Yet it is predicted in “Average is Over”,...
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Lew Ranieri | Financial Crisis: Five Years After, 10 to Remember | TIME.com

Lew Ranieri | Financial Crisis: Five Years After, 10 to Remember | TIME.com | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
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Going another round

Going another round | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
“AMERICA is not the world’s policeman—terrible things happen across the globe, and it is beyond our means to right every wrong.” That world-weary run-up to...
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Where’s the next Lehman?

Where’s the next Lehman? | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
THE bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, an American investment bank, in 2008 turned a nasty credit crunch into the worst financial crisis in 80 years. Massive bail-outs...
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