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Change in Sudan must come from within

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Change in Sudan must come from within

Sudan is at a crossroads, writes Worldfocus contributing blogger Abd al-Wahab Abdalla, and the country's problems will be solved internally rather than by the international community.

Posted: June 17, 2009 10:03   Comments: 0
Argentina’s president faces uphill battle as economy tightens

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Argentina’s president faces uphill battle as economy tightens

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is midway through her four-year term of office, but questions are being raised about whether she can make it to the end of 2011. The problem involves both style and substance, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner.

Posted: June 16, 2009 09:21   Comments: 6
Bailing out the bailer-outer

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Bailing out the bailer-outer

After bailing out countries from Iceland to Pakistan, the International Monetary Fund needs additional funds that it can loan to other nations on the brink. Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian gives five reasons the United States should agree to fund the IMF, despite the naysayers.

Posted: June 15, 2009 09:40   Comments: 1
Disease cripples Chile’s fishing industry, economy

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Disease cripples Chile’s fishing industry, economy

A disease has swept through Chile's fishing industry, disrupting local economies. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses the problems faced by Chile and global aquaculture.

Posted: June 11, 2009 18:43   Comments: 1
African nations meet to tackle economic hurdles

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African nations meet to tackle economic hurdles

World leaders gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday for the 19th annual World Economic Forum on Africa. Mojubaolu Okome of Brooklyn College discusses the forum and how the global economic crisis has impacted African countries.

Posted: June 10, 2009 12:32   Comments: 8
Russian industrial town meets economic crisis with defiance

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Russian industrial town meets economic crisis with defiance

Unemployment in Russia has soard to 10.2 percent, a nine-year high. Blogger Oksana Zagrebnyeva shares her personal account of life in an industrial Russian town hard-hit by the economic slowdown.

Posted: June 5, 2009 13:57   Comments: 1
Geithner reassures China that its dollar assets are safe

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Geithner reassures China that its dollar assets are safe

As General Motors filed for bankruptcy, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner arrived in Beijing to reassure the Chinese that the U.S. is committed to bringing down its deficit. Marcus Mabry of The New York Times discusses China's concerns and Geithner's trip.

Posted: June 1, 2009 15:09   Comments: 1
Russia’s plan for military reform runs into hurdles

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Russia’s plan for military reform runs into hurdles

Russian President Vladimir Medvedev has begun a massive reform of the country's military, with plans to cut Russia's officer corps from 355,000 to 150,000. While some say reforms will strengthen the military, critics say they will hasten its decline.

Posted: May 26, 2009 10:25   Comments: 1
Latvian farmers weather economic storm

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Latvian farmers weather economic storm

Kristina Rizga of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting writes about how farmers are coping with the difficult economic times in Latvia, where the economy is expected to contract by 16.5 percent this year.

Posted: May 25, 2009 12:08   Comments: 2
Iran hosts trilateral summit with Afghanistan, Pakistan

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Iran hosts trilateral summit with Afghanistan, Pakistan

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari met on Sunday to discuss their nations' potential cooperation on a wide range of issues, from drug trafficking to militant insurgencies. Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute discusses the summit.

Posted: May 25, 2009 11:12   Comments: 2

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