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Why Much of France Expects Dominique Strauss-Kahn to Rise from the Ashes | Doug Saunders

Why Much of France Expects Dominique Strauss-Kahn to Rise from the Ashes | Doug Saunders | Foreign Policy Wonks | Scoop.it
One day, he was a possible rapist; the next, a plausible victim of American perfidy. And that, in the political alchemy of France, may be enough to turn Dominique Strauss-Kahn from political pariah into electoral gold.

Never has a political career fallen so fast and so far, and then immediately rebounded with such stunning speed and symmetry, as that of Mr. Strauss-Kahn [...]
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China's electronic information sector outpaces other industries in attracting investment

BEIJING, July 1 (Xinhua) -- Investment continued to pour into China's electronic information sector in the first five months despite a slower pace of growth in May, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
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Jordanian government submits resignation: official

AMMAN, July 2 (Xinhua) -- The Jordanian government led by Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit submitted its resignation on Saturday, according to an official source.
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No removal of foreign criminals to failed states « UK Human Rights ...

No removal of foreign criminals to failed states « UK Human Rights ... | Foreign Policy Wonks | Scoop.it
No removal of foreign criminals to failed states. June 30, 2011 by Rosalind English. Somalia has been without a functioning government since 1991, riven, since then, by violence between rival clans and sub-clans and largely at the mercy ...
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Social Media and Cultural Diplomacy | Cultural Diplomacy News Blog

Social Media and Cultural Diplomacy | Cultural Diplomacy News Blog | Foreign Policy Wonks | Scoop.it
"Cultural Diplomacy is the exchange of ideas, information, values, systems, traditions, beliefs, and other aspects of culture, with the intention of fostering mutual understanding" (Milton C. Cummings).
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Foreign buying falls 77% at bourse in 2011 | Pakistan News Update

Foreign buying falls 77% at bourse in 2011 | Pakistan News Update | Foreign Policy Wonks | Scoop.it
Foreign fund managers have seemed to have started to reduce their exposure to developing markets PHOTO: FILE KARACHI: Foreign buying has fallen by 77 per cent in the first six months of 2011, a trend seen in all ...
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Kyle Kohn's curator insight, April 24, 2014 12:29 PM

Foreign has fall a lot 77 percent in six months in 2011

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Kucinich Tells Media Critics to Give Diplomacy in Syria a Chance - The Atlantic Wire

Kucinich Tells Media Critics to Give Diplomacy in Syria a Chance - The Atlantic Wire | Foreign Policy Wonks | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald - Kucinich Tells Media Critics to Give Diplomacy in Syria a Chance - The Atlantic Wire - In a just-issued press release, the congressman calls out the media, and the Post in particular, for not giving diplomacy a chance.
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Corrupt Arguments in Opposition to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Corrupt Arguments in Opposition to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act | Foreign Policy Wonks | Scoop.it
By BEN FREEMAN The Chamber of Commerce is using misleading rhetoric to promote legislation that would shield businesses from punishment for bribery. Rep.
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UNDP Jobs

UNDP Jobs | Foreign Policy Wonks | Scoop.it
undp (International Consultant - Climate Change Capacity Building and Policy , International Consul, Praia, CAPE VERDE http://on.undp.org/ikEExN...)...
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UNDP job: 'International Consultant - Climate Change Capacity Building and Policy Specialist' posted on UN Job List

This page redirects to the following vacancy: International Consultant - Climate Change Capacity Building and Policy Specialist in Praia, CAPE VERDE offered by UNDP. All vacancies compiled by Sebastian Rottmair.
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OECD Holds Ground On Strong IP Internet Policy Principles ...

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) today published a communiqué on principles for internet policy-making slanted toward intellectual property enforcement after fending off efforts by public ...
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Activists: Gaza flotilla will set sail next week

Activists: Gaza flotilla will set sail next week | Foreign Policy Wonks | Scoop.it
Ships were due to depart last week towards the Gaza Strip but have been delayed amidst allegations of sabotage by Israel.
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The X Date: What Happens After August 2nd? - The Atlantic

The X Date: What Happens After August 2nd? - The Atlantic | Foreign Policy Wonks | Scoop.it
USA Today The X Date: What Happens After August 2nd? The Atlantic The Bipartisan Policy Center crunches the debt-ceiling numbers.
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Margaret Silhasek's comment, April 27, 2014 4:07 AM
oh well this is just fabulous! kinda sad that our government does not realize this and do something about our debt!
Kenna Johnson's comment, April 27, 2014 9:24 AM
I completely agree with Margaret here, this is fabulous! I don't think it would hurt if the government you take a look at this and maybe take some notes...
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U.S. Expands Its Drone War Into Somalia

U.S. Expands Its Drone War Into Somalia | Foreign Policy Wonks | Scoop.it
[not A Good Sign] New evidence indicates that Al Qaeda’s franchise in Yemen and the Islamist militancy in Somalia are possibly plotting attacks against the United States.
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China likely to announce interest rate hikes in Q3: BOC

BEIJING, July 2 (Xinhua) -- China is likely to raise its benchmark interest rate one or two times during the third quarter of this year to contain inflationary pressures, the Beijing Times reported on Saturday.
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SC: PLDT 'breached' Constitution's foreign ownership limits - GMANews.TV

SC: PLDT 'breached' Constitution's foreign ownership limits - GMANews.TV | Foreign Policy Wonks | Scoop.it
SC: PLDT 'breached' Constitution's foreign ownership limitsGMANews.TV(PLDT) may have violated the 1987 Constitution by breaching the 40-percent foreign ownership limit imposed by the Charter.
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Lost in translation...at the Pakistan Foreign Office

Lost in translation...at the Pakistan Foreign Office | Foreign Policy Wonks | Scoop.it
Lost in translation...at the Pakistan FO...About 20 young diplomats get foreign language trai...The Foreign Office spends Rs.2 million to Rs.2.5 m...The latest posting plan for third secretaries show.
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Australia Urged to Protect Key Farmland from Foreign Buyers ...

Australia Urged to Protect Key Farmland from Foreign Buyers ... | Foreign Policy Wonks | Scoop.it
Australian lawmakers are demanding a review of foreign investment rules to stop foreign mining companies, including those from China, buying up prime farmland. Members of Parliament are worried about food security as a ...
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Social media as tool of Cultural Diplomacy. Can it promote mutual ...

Social media as tool of Cultural Diplomacy. Can it promote mutual ... | Foreign Policy Wonks | Scoop.it
If Cultural Diplomacy is dialogue that works to create genuine mutual understanding, in the increasingly globalized world driven by information and technology tools – such as Social Media – which can help the citizens of ...
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Clinton: US engagement of Muslim Brotherhood not new policy - Ha'aretz

Clinton: US engagement of Muslim Brotherhood not new policy - Ha'aretz | Foreign Policy Wonks | Scoop.it
New York Daily News - Clinton: US engagement of Muslim Brotherhood not new policy - Ha'aretz - The US secretary of state made clear that this is not a new policy, saying that “the importance here is that this is not a new policy, but it is one that we are ...
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Watch: Palestinians await the Gaza flotilla

Watch: Palestinians await the Gaza flotilla | Foreign Policy Wonks | Scoop.it
Gaza residents say they hope the current attempt of pro-Palestinian activists to breach the blockade will bring international attention to their situation.
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Germany Ends Military Conscription, and an Era

Germany Ends Military Conscription, and an Era | Foreign Policy Wonks | Scoop.it
Some wonder whether the German army will be disproportionately made up of volunteers from the east, reflecting an economic divide dating to unification.
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12,000 Prisoners To Be Released To Rectify ‘Fundamental Unfairness’ Of Past Drug Policy

12,000 Prisoners To Be Released To Rectify ‘Fundamental Unfairness’ Of Past Drug Policy | Foreign Policy Wonks | Scoop.it
Today the U.S.Sentencing Commission unanimously voted to retroactively apply the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, enabling 12,000 prisoners who were convicted under a previous law that applied harsh sentences to minor crack offenders to be released:...
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Libyan rebels 50 miles from Tripoli - UPI.com

Libyan rebels 50 miles from Tripoli - UPI.com | Foreign Policy Wonks | Scoop.it
Aided by NATO airstrikes, Libyan rebels were advancing towards Tripoli, Libya's capital, but worry civilians will be caught in the fighting, officials said.
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Hanging Chads in Tirana - By James A. Baker III | Foreign Policy

Hanging Chads in Tirana - By James A. Baker III | Foreign Policy | Foreign Policy Wonks | Scoop.it
The race pitted Lulzim Basha of the ruling Democratic Party -- a former foreign minister -- against Edi Rama, the leader of the Socialists -- Albania's main opposition party. With almost 250000 votes cast, Rama claims to ...
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