Archive | May, 2012

Australian warship visit to China, a show of closer ties

May 17, 2012

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Australian warship visit to China, a show of closer ties The HMAS Ballarat arriving in Shanghai’s historic Bund. Photo: Sanghee Liu Philip Wen, Shanghai The Sydney Morning Herald   It is a rare sight to behold – an Australian warship sailing gracefully through Shanghai’s historic Bund with a Chinese flag fluttering proudly on its mast. Yet it […]

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Under fire, South Africa’s former president F.W. de Klerk repudiates apartheid

May 17, 2012

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Under fire, South Africa’s former president repudiates apartheid By Samuel Burke, CNN (CNN) — Under fire for his comments on apartheid, former South African President F.W. de Klerk clarified his position again Wednesday, saying that he repudiates the system of racial segregation as unacceptable. De Klerk called apartheid “morally unjustifiable” and “that it could not […]

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Will African American Christian pastors and Muslim imams tell their congregations to stay home on election day in 2012?

May 16, 2012

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Will African American Christian pastors and Muslim imams tell their congregations to stay home on election day in 2012? Barack Obama went on record as the first American president to support same-sex marriage. Video: _____________________________ Video: 1950s Education on “Homosexuals”   ____________________________ Video: Mike Wallace – “The Homosexuals” (1967)   ____________________________________ Video: Reality Check– President Barack Obama and Mitt […]

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Forbes: 10 Jobs That Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago

May 16, 2012

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10 Jobs That Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago Meghan Casserly Forbes Employment trend watchers have been pinpointing the sectors where jobs are anticipated to increase forever—every five years the BLS projects its own outlook and sites like our list what’s become old news: that careers in a handful of sectors (most linked to technology, a […]

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China Daily to publish African edition and the African and Chinese population exchange

May 16, 2012

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China Daily to publish African edition as Beijing strengthens voice abroad State-owned English-language newspaper that claims an independent editorial policy ‘to introduce China to the world’ David Smith The Guardian China’s biggest English-language newspaper is to publish a weekly African edition with bureaux in at least two countries on the continent. The African operation of […]

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Greece to hold new elections- debt crisis threatens the stability of the European Union’s single currency

May 15, 2012

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Greece to hold new elections The announcement comes as the Greek debt crisis threatens the stability of the European Union’s single currency. The political instability has raised the possibility that Greece will fail to make debt payments as early as next month, potentially forcing the country out of the euro, the currency used by 17 […]

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Video: 2012 Olympic flame lighting ceremony- London 2012 Olympics: organizers hoping torch relay will ignite slow-burning enthusiasm

May 14, 2012

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London 2012 Olympics: organizers hoping torch relay will ignite slow-burning enthusiasm back home The ancient Greeks knew a thing or two about legacy. Athletes first gathered to compete at the stadium in Olympia, which will on Thursday stage the lighting of the London 2012 torch, almost 2,800 years ago.     By Paul Kelso The […]

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What does a city’s skyline represent? One World Trade Center may not become the USA’s tallest building, after all

May 13, 2012

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What does a city’s skyline represent? The new One World Trade Center : Not America’s tallest building, after all? By The Week’s Editorial Staff | The Week New York was supposed to finally retake the skyscraper crown from Chicago. A local spat may deep-six that plan On April 30, One World Trade Center in lower […]

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Haiti hopes gold ore find will spur mining boom

May 12, 2012

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Haiti hopes gold ore find will spur mining boom     Martha Mendoza Associated Press   Haiti’s capital is blighted with earthquake rubble. Its countryside is shorn of trees, chopped down for fuel. And yet, Haiti’s land may hold the key to relieving centuries of poverty, disaster and disease: There is gold hidden in its […]

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Was British prime minister Margaret Thatcher correct about the euro, European Central Bank and a European Union?

May 12, 2012

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Was British prime minister Margaret Thatcher correct about the euro, European Central Bank and a European Union?    Dilemma X     Margaret Thatcher’s statement of  October 30, 1990 to the House of Commons on the European Council meeting at Rome held on October 27/28, 1990. Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from  May 4, 1979 […]

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