Archive | July, 2012

Nicaragua plans $30 billion interoceanic canal to compete with the Panama Canal

July 14, 2012

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Nicaragua plans a behemoth canal undertaking Marc Koch Deutsche Welle Nicaragua wants to connect the Atlantic and Pacific oceans with a $30 billion canal that it is hoped will lift the Central American country out of poverty. But it remains unclear who will foot the bill. Whenever Nicaraguan heads of government have the feeling they […]

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The 9th Biennial Leon H. Sullivan Summit coming to Equatorial Guinea in August 2012

July 13, 2012

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Website: http://www.sullivansummit.org _______________________________________________________ The 9th Biennial Leon H. Sullivan Summit is the premiere event on the continent of Africa bringing together government and corporate communities for the benefit of the African people. The Sullivan Summits are organized by The Leon H. Sullivan Foundation and held biennially in an African nation to highlight key issues and […]

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Angola helps out Portugal- former colony has become an unexpected source of jobs and investment

July 13, 2012

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Angola helps out Portugal The former colony has become an unexpected source of jobs and investment for Portugal in the global downturn by Augusta Conchiglia Le Monde Angola is Sub-Saharan Africa’s third largest economy, after South Africa and Nigeria. It is already one of Africa’s biggest oil producers, with an average output of 1.8m barrels […]

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Moscow expands its boundaries to 2,560 sq km (970 sq mi)

July 12, 2012

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Moscow expands its boundaries RT News At the first of July Moscow’s area grew from 1,070 square kilometers (410 square miles) to 2,560 sq km (970 sq mi). In terms of land footprint, Moscow now comes close to Paris. Moscow has just doubled in size. The big changes to the city limits will mean relocating […]

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Los Angeles will get two NFL teams soon?

July 11, 2012

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Los Angeles will get two NFL teams soon? Lorenzo Arguello Business Insider Talk of Los Angeles getting an NFL team for the first time since 1994, when both the Rams and Raiders left town, has been slowly picking up steam. But it’s no longer a matter of if, but when LA will get a team, […]

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President Barack Obama leads in Public Policy Polling in the upper South

July 10, 2012

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Obama holding serve in the upper South President Barack Obama leads in both Virginia and North Carolina       Public Policy Polling   In 2008 Barack Obama put North Carolina and Virginia in the Democratic column for the first time in decades.   Obama has retaken a narrow lead in North Carolina a month […]

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Singapore tightens rules for foreign workers’ families

July 10, 2012

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Singapore tightens rules for foreign workers’ families By Andrea Tan Bloomberg Singapore is imposing stricter rules for families of foreigners working in the city-state and tightening its immigration policies after public disquiet over the influx of workers from overseas. From Sept. 1, foreign workers must earn at least S$4,000 ($3,150) a month compared with the […]

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Video: Mitt Romney spoke Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in Houston at the annual convention of the NAACP. President Obama will not

July 9, 2012

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Mitt Romney low-key on civil rights, in contrast to his father As governor of Michigan, George Romney pressed an aggressive agenda on the issue, putting himself at odds with Republican Party leaders. His son presents a different figure.   By Maeve Reston Los Angeles Times   ANN ARBOR, Mich. — In 1963, an explosive year […]

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Africa’s oil nations news roundup

July 9, 2012

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Angola and China’s Eximbank signed loan agreements valued at more than 500 million dollars AFP Angola and China’s Eximbank on Saturday signed 17 loan agreements valued at more than 500 million dollars to finance various post-war reconstruction projects, the finance minister said. Angolan Minister of Finance, Carlos Alberto Lopes, told AFP the loan deal would […]

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Libya election: Count under way after historic vote

July 8, 2012

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Libya election: Count under way after historic vote   BBC News   Vote-counting is under way in Libya, after the country held its first free national election for 60 years.   Partial results are expected later in the week, with some unofficial exit polls suggesting a liberal alliance was leading Islamist parties. Officials said turnout […]

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