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Archive for September, 2008

The world reacts to the U.S. rescue plan

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The world reacts to the U.S. rescue plan

Brad Setser discusses the international credit crisis as the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to vote on the $700 billion rescue plan.

Posted: September 29, 2008 01:26   Comments: 0
Myanmar releases several prisoners on protest anniversary

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Myanmar releases several prisoners on protest anniversary

As Burmese people remember last year's protests, the Myanmar government has released several political prisoners.

Posted: September 26, 2008 14:48   Comments: 0
Fighting corruption in Jordan by Danish example

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Fighting corruption in Jordan by Danish example

A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses measures to fight corruption in Jordan based on success in Denmark.

Posted: September 26, 2008 10:59   Comments: 1
France urges stricter regulation of European markets

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France urges stricter regulation of European markets

David Braunschvig of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses the role of French and German leaders on imposing stricter European market regulation.

Posted: September 26, 2008 10:29   Comments: 1
China maps out long-term space plan

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China maps out long-term space plan

Giles Alston discusses the significance of China's recent space launch to both the country and the world.

Posted: September 26, 2008 10:08   Comments: 0
China launches first space walk mission

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China launches first space walk mission

China has launched its first space walk mission and continues to expand its space program.

Posted: September 25, 2008 18:37   Comments: 0
Violence surges in Somalia

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Violence surges in Somalia

After several days of intense fighting between Islamist insurgents and African Union peacekeepers, about a dozen civilians have died and thousands of Somalis have fled Mogadishu.

Posted: September 25, 2008 16:29   Comments: 0
Indonesians battle over anti-pornography bill

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Indonesians battle over anti-pornography bill

A Worldfocus contributing blogger examines reactions to a proposed anti-pornography bill in Indonesia and the role of Islam in the country.

Posted: September 25, 2008 11:12   Comments: 0
American food spoils Mediterranean diet

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American food spoils Mediterranean diet

The salubrious "Mediterranean diet" is on the decline as American fast food culture spreads throughout Greece.

Posted: September 25, 2008 10:11   Comments: 0
Financial crisis impacts developing countries

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Financial crisis impacts developing countries

Oil prices rose again in world markets as investors pump money back into commodities. Fears of inflation continue to swirl around the proposed $700 billion bailout of American financial companies.

Posted: September 24, 2008 16:44   Comments: 11

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