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You Say ‘Tomato’…U.S. Likely to Stick With ‘Burma’ for the Time Being

You Say ‘Tomato’…U.S. Likely to Stick With ‘Burma’ for the Time Being | Global affairs | Scoop.it
President Obama will face a choice in what he calls one Southeast Asian country as he makes the first visit there by a sitting U.S. president: Myanmar or Burma? The topic is a diplomatic minefield.
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Privatizing Greece, Slowly but Not Surely

Privatizing Greece, Slowly but Not Surely | Global affairs | Scoop.it
As Greece redoubles its efforts to cut its debt and stoke its economy, privatization is viewed as a last hope for luring foreign cash. But the effort has been sputtering.
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You Say ‘Tomato’…U.S. Likely to Stick With ‘Burma’ for the Time Being

You Say ‘Tomato’…U.S. Likely to Stick With ‘Burma’ for the Time Being | Global affairs | Scoop.it
President Obama will face a choice in what he calls one Southeast Asian country as he makes the first visit there by a sitting U.S. president: Myanmar or Burma? The topic is a diplomatic minefield.
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She doesn't have much of a body, but it's still for hire: Picture of drug-addled South African prostitute among the most startling press photographs of 2012

She doesn't have much of a body, but it's still for hire: Picture of drug-addled South African prostitute among the most startling press photographs of 2012 | Global affairs | Scoop.it
This year's photo of the year shows a Yemeni mother cradling her son after he has been overcome by teargas during an anti-government demonstration (pictured).
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Obama victory spells trouble for Israel's Netanyahu

Obama victory spells trouble for Israel's Netanyahu | Global affairs | Scoop.it
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces an even more awkward time with Washington and re-energized critics at home who accused him on Wednesday of backing the loser in the...
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States of play

States of play | Global affairs | Scoop.it
 November 5th: On the eve of Election Day, here's our final look at the state of play in the race, which takes in the trendline from the scores of polls that...
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South Sudan expels UN human rights official

South Sudan expels UN human rights official | Global affairs | Scoop.it
Officials accuse unnamed UN staffer of publishing "unethical" reports, as UN calls expulsion a "breach of obligations".
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Quelle diplomatie pour les Etats-Unis en cas d'élection de Mitt Romney ?

Quelle diplomatie pour les Etats-Unis en cas d'élection de Mitt Romney  ? | Global affairs | Scoop.it
Défiance envers l'ONU, pressions accrues sur Moscou et Pékin...
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Jobless in the Crisis: Euro-Zone Unemployment Higher than Ever Before - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Jobless in the Crisis: Euro-Zone Unemployment Higher than Ever Before - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Global affairs | Scoop.it
The European debt crisis and related austerity measures continue to drive up unemployment across the euro zone.
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Investigators to Exhume Arafat

Investigators to Exhume Arafat | Global affairs | Scoop.it
A French official says criminal investigators from France will exhume Yasir Arafat’s remains next month to try to find out how the Palestinian leader died.
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Al Qaeda branch: Sandy punishment for ‘crimes against Islam’ - The Hill's Global Affairs

Al Qaeda branch: Sandy punishment for ‘crimes against Islam’ - The Hill's Global Affairs | Global affairs | Scoop.it
Al Qaeda's cell in Somalia on Wednesday said the worst storm America has seen in generations was Allah's punishment for the country's “disbelief” and “crimes against Islam.
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Romney's dangerous foreign policy shift - Al Jazeera Blogs

Romney's dangerous foreign policy shift - Al Jazeera Blogs | Global affairs | Scoop.it
The presidential hopeful's moderate positions now are clearly different from those he pushed in the primaries.
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Optimism in Myanmar

Optimism in Myanmar | Global affairs | Scoop.it
TimesCast: After 20 months of radical economic and political changes in Myanmar, President Obama will visit the country. But reform there is far from complete.
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US to China: Let's talk about your nukes - CNN (blog)

US to China: Let's talk about your nukes - CNN (blog) | Global affairs | Scoop.it

US to China: Let's talk about your nukes

 

In its annual report to Congress, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission said China has spent the past two decades improving and advancing its military nuclear posture...


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The Republican Party: The death of America’s angry white man

The Republican Party: The death of America’s angry white man | Global affairs | Scoop.it
They truly expected Mitt would win. Not just the right-wing talk-show hosts and the dedicated Republican pundits living in their parallel universe, but the top campaign brass, even the candidate himself, who had prepared only a victory speech.
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Rohingya refugees streaming to Malaysia

Rohingya refugees streaming to Malaysia | Global affairs | Scoop.it
People smugglers receive large sums from Myanmar's minority Muslims to make the dangerous trip to Malaysia.
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Obama 'indebted' to Hispanic community - Al Jazeera Blogs

Obama 'indebted' to Hispanic community - Al Jazeera Blogs | Global affairs | Scoop.it
Hispanic community say that its time Barack Obama pushed for immigration reform after they helped re-elect him.
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The Permanent Militarization of America

The Permanent Militarization of America | Global affairs | Scoop.it
We’ve ignored Dwight D. Eisenhower’s warnings about the military-industrial complex, to our peril.
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A perilous profession

A perilous profession | Global affairs | Scoop.it
MOHAMED MOHAMUD, who was known as “Turyare” or “slightly hunchbacked” to his friends, was shot by unidentified gunmen in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on...
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Beware of Romneycare

Beware of Romneycare | Global affairs | Scoop.it
The campaigns may spend most of their time talking about taxes and jobs, but health care is where the election’s outcome will have the most immediate and powerful impact.
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Wall Street doute de la victoire de Mitt Romney

Wall Street doute de la victoire de Mitt Romney | Global affairs | Scoop.it
Le ralliement du maire de New York à Barack Obama illustre l'affaiblissement du soutien des milieux d'affaires aux républicains.
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IPI Global Observatory - fragile states | Global Observatory

IPI Global Observatory - fragile states | Global Observatory | Global affairs | Scoop.it
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Polish Newspaper Report on 2010 Crash Causes Furor

Polish Newspaper Report on 2010 Crash Causes Furor | Global affairs | Scoop.it
The report, later partly retracted, said traces of explosives were found on the airplane that crashed in Russia, killing President Lech Kaczynski, reviving suspicions that the crash was not an accident.
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The World After November

The World After November | Global affairs | Scoop.it
By Javier Solana On November 6, either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will emerge victorious after an exhausting electoral race, setting the wheels in...
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