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Euro-Area Economic Confidence Drops More Than Forecast - Fxbase

Euro-Area Economic Confidence Drops More Than Forecast - Fxbase | AP Human Geo | Scoop.it
The euro has depreciated 7.4 percent against the dollar over the past three months as Spain in June asked for as much as 100 billion euros ($123 billion) of bailout loans for its banks. The European currency is down 0.5 ...
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Saudi women allowed into Olympics

Saudi women allowed into Olympics | AP Human Geo | Scoop.it

"Saudi Arabia is to allow its women athletes to compete in the Olympics for the first time ever, a statement by the country's London embassy says."  In what is viewed as sensitive 'baby steps' towards inclusion for women in activities most in the West take for granted, females will be competing for the Saudi Olympic team in London, something that has been forbidden until very recently.  Allowing their participation also alleviates pressure from the entire team being disqualified due to gender discrimination.  (Apparently they can ride horses - will driving automobiles be far behind?) 


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Ms. Harrington's comment, July 11, 2012 8:27 PM
It is a positive step, yes, but admittidly done under mounting pressure. The test will be whether or not the female athletes compete or not, I fear a last minute horse hoax. I guess regardless of why they made the decision to allow female athlethes, at least they did.