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Merkel Breaks Unwritten Rule Mauling Central Banks

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2 Jun 09 | FT

Unconventional monetary policies being pursued by the world’s main central banks could aggravate rather than ease the economic crisis, Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, suggested on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »


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2 June 2009 at 7:59 pm

Local Currencies Really Can Buy Happiness

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30 May 09 | IPS

In the face of an economic system which seems to be premised on environmental harm and profit-driven growth, a handful of communities across the U.S. and the globe have begun experimenting with alternative forms of local currency as a pathway to sustainability. Read the rest of this entry »

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30 May 2009 at 4:48 pm

Anti-Saakashvili Protests Turn Ugly

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29 May 09 | PTV and AJE

Several people have been injured in clashes between protesters and police in Georgia, as the opposition continues its demand for the president’s resignation.

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29 May 2009 at 9:38 pm

Central Asian Nations Prepare for ‘Big War’

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29 May 09 | RT

Russia and its allies in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) are to merge their joint troops in Central Asia into one huge military force capable of waging a large-scale war. Read the rest of this entry »

U.N. Drafting Resolution Against North Korea; Pyongyang Threatens South Korea

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26-28 May 09 | PTV, RT, AJE and LAT

The U.N. Security Council says it needs “some time” to finalize a resolution sanctioning North Korea for its latest nuclear and ballistic missile tests.

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28 May 2009 at 11:23 am

‘Israel is Isolated Though Its Radical Position’

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25 May 09 | RT, FT and AJE

Moscow should maintain contact with Hamas, especially now that the group has adopted a more realistic approach to the peace process in the Middle East.

That’s according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, speaking after negotiations with the group’s leader Khaled Meshaal. The meeting came during the latest stage of Lavrov’s Middle East tour. (4:50):

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25 May 2009 at 4:44 pm

Obama Orders Update to Iran Attack Plan

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22 May 09 | AWC News, PTV and IPS

Gates says, “all options are on the table.”

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23 May 2009 at 10:39 am