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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

In Change of Tactics, U.N. Now Hopes for ‘Flood of Drugs’ in Afghanistan

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31 May 09 | AWC News

U.N. Drug Chief: “There will be so much opium inside Afghanistan.” Read the rest of this entry »

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1 June 2009 at 11:04 pm

Posted in Afghanistan, Pakistan, UN

Dollar Suffers as Risk Appetite Soars

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1 Jun 09 | FT

The dollar took a battering on Monday as hopes of economic recovery prompted an increase in risk appetite. Read the rest of this entry »

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1 June 2009 at 6:52 pm

NGO’s Oppose Obama’s ‘Blank Cheque’ to IMF

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29 May 09 | IPS

A broad coalition of civil society groups, as well as some U.S. lawmakers, is fighting what they call a “blank cheque” from the U.S. to expand funding for the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Read the rest of this entry »

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30 May 2009 at 3:10 pm

Posted in G-20, International, US

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Sri Lanka Disputes Report of 20,000 Dead

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29-30 | AJE, NYT and AI

Calls around the world are growing for an inquiry into the number of civilians who may have been killed in the final stages of the Sri Lankan military’s assault on Tamil Tiger fighters. Both sides have been accused of killing civilians in the conflict. The U.N. says the total number of people killed in the final phase may never be known. Al Jazeera’s Azhar Sukri reports. (2:56):

Sri Lankan government officials have denounced a report by the Times of London on Friday that “more than 20,000 Tamil civilians were killed in the final throes of the Sri Lankan civil war, most as a result of government shelling.”

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30 May 2009 at 2:51 pm

Petraeus: U.S. Violated Geneva Conventions

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29 May 09 | Raw Story

The head of the U.S. Central Command, General David Petraeus, said Friday that the U.S. had violated the Geneva Conventions in a stunning admission from President Bush’s onetime top general in Iraq that the U.S. may have violated international law.

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29 May 2009 at 9:14 pm

Gen. Casey: U.S. Ready to Fight War Against North Korea

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28 May 09 | AWC News, FT, AJE, and RT

Troops on high alert as North Korea moves artillery to western coast.
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29 May 2009 at 8:57 pm